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SMFA Fall Studio Art Courses

SMFA Fall Workshops

Fall 2017 Calendar

Thursday, July 27 — Online course registration opens at
Tuesday, September 5 — CE classes begin
Monday, September 11–Sunday, Sept.17 — Classes may be added or dropped prior to the 2nd class meeting
Monday, October 9 — Indigenous Peoples' Day (University Holiday; no classes)
Tuesday, November 7 — Special schedule; Friday classes held on Tuesday
Friday, November 10 — Veterans' Day (No classes)
Wednesday, November 22, Thursday, Nov. 23, Friday, Nov. 24 — Thanksgiving (University Holiday; no classes)
Monday, December 18 — Last day of CE classes

Please see the Tufts academic calendar for further information.

Note: If you are an undergraduate student in a degree program at Tufts or SMFA, you must register for our classes in SIS.


Tuition is $975 per course.  

This rate applies to students in the Graphic Design or Illustration Certificate programs. Students who are enrolled in an undergraduate program at an outside university, or who intend to enroll in one, may choose to take a course at the undergraduate credit level. Tuition for this credit is $1450. We recommend that students consult their university’s transfer of credit policies before registering for a course for college credit.

Workshops' tuition rate are based on the number of hours of instruction. See below for workshop rates.

We offer discounts for Tufts and SMFA alumni as well as for veterans and Mission Hill community members.


Tuition is based on workshop length. There are no discounts on tuition for workshops.

Workshop Hours & Tuition
40-49 Hours     $1,000
30-39 Hours        $800
20-29 Hours        $600
10-19 Hours        $400
1-9 Hours            $200


Classes that use supplies will have supply lists posted and available at prior to the start of the semester. Students should contact instructors directly for questions or additional details about supplies for a class.

Certificate Programs 

Many of our courses may be counted toward our SMFA certificate programs. Please see specific program details for listings. 

Professional Development Points

‚ÄčTeachers are eligible to receive Professional Development Points (PDPs) by taking our courses. Up to 45 PDPs can be earned by taking a course.

Refunds and Withdrawals

Should a course or workshop be canceled, students are eligible for a full refund. For courses: Students who wish to withdraw must submit a drop form by email to before the second class meeting in order to receive a full refund.

For workshops: Students who drop a workshop by emailing before the first day of the workshop will receive a full refund. There is no refund once the workshop has started.

Please contact if you have questions.