The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston offers single-semester or full-year study opportunities for students from abroad and within the United States. Few schools offer the ease of entry into the curriculum that we do. Visiting students are fully incorporated into the student body and student life and have the freedom choose their own course of study.
SMFA offers an interdisciplinary, self-directed fine arts curriculum that is ideal for individual exploration. We are unique in our ability to offer visiting students the freedom to work across mediums and/or disciplines. Visiting students determine their own course of study (with the assistance of advisors) to achieve their individual artistic goals. For this reason, SMFA is uniquely geared to receive students for a single semester or full year, because students are able to adapt the curriculum to their own specific needs.
At SMFA, visiting students benefit from exceptional faculty, all working artists, who function as teachers and mentors. Faculty members are available to speak with students about any and all aspects of being a working artist in the world.
Students who are enrolled full time in a fine arts or design program at an accredited institution of higher education are invited to attend for a semester or full academic year. Visiting students enroll typically in their third (junior) year, and transfer credit back to their home school, college or university. All visiting students are fully integrated with SMFA studio program courses.
Affiliate exchange agreements are possible through the Visiting Student program, as well. Students or institutions that find the tuition rate prohibitive will find this as a viable alternative. A sample exchange agreement will be provided upon request.
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD).