Pre-College Summer Studio

Recently ranked in the top 10 of summer arts programs!

The SMFA Pre-College Program is a rigorous summer program for high school students interested in the visual arts. The core of the curriculum centers around an interdisciplinary approach, combining studio work, critique and discussion, building a solid foundation of artistry, conceptualization and technical skills. Students from a variety of backgrounds and countries spend four weeks on SMFA's campus, utilizing the studios, working with expert faculty and graduate mentors, building their portfolios, exploring the Museum of Fine Arts and Boston's cultural and historic landmarks. Graduates of the program can earn up to four college credits towards undergraduate study at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Program Dates: July 10–August 5, 2016

Please contact Debra Samdperil or Daniel Embree at or 617-369-3643 for further information about our 2016 Pre-college Program.

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A Partnership Program for High School Students Boston Public Schools (BPS) + the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA)

City Studio is a studio-based art program that gives BPS students the opportunity to make art while exploring contemporary art and historical art movements. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive one credit towards high school graduation. Upon completion of the Program, students will also be awarded scholarships to SMFA's Pre-College Summer Studio, a four-week art program for high school juniors and seniors.

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