Pre-College Summer Studio

Pre-College Summer Studio Program Updates (2/10/2016)

Dear Prospective SMFA Pre-College Student or Parent:

The School for the Museum of Fine Arts is beginning an exciting transition this summer to become part of Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences. As a part of this transformation we will not be offering our pre-college summer studio program scheduled to begin July 2016. We regret to inform you of this decision, but after careful consideration of the extent to which our studio building will be under renovation, we are not willing to sacrifice the quality of the program, and ultimately the participant's experience of SMFA.

Tufts and the SMFA have had a long and rewarding partnership, providing students of both campuses the benefits of one of the country's leading research institutions and one of its oldest, most prestigious colleges of art. Currently the MFA, SMFA, and Tufts University are operating with a Memorandum of Understanding which will make the School of the Museum of Fine Arts part of Tufts University's, School of Arts and Sciences, while maintaining a strong programmatic connection to the Museum of Fine Arts.

The new SMFA at Tufts will be a unique initiative, establishing the country's first center for art and interdisciplinary research supported by a premier art school, premier university and premier museum. While many tasks lie ahead to detail the transition of the SMFA to the University, we anticipate a re-launch of the Summer Studio Program in the future.

Thank you for your understanding during this exciting time of transition.

If you have questions, please contact the office of admissions at 617-369-3626 or