Master of Fine Arts
Both rigorous and highly selective, the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program will prepare you for a career as a professional artist. Artistic innovation and creativity are fundamental qualities that are highly transferable to wider areas of society. The curriculum integrates practical and critical skills across diverse media and disciplines; you'll hone your practice through individual innovation, creative collaborations, informal mentorships and academic discourse. MFA students are enrolled at both SMFA and Tufts University, and graduate in two years with an MFA degree from Tufts.
Key aspects of the program include:
In this program you will complete 60 credits, including studio, four graduate seminars and two art history and two academic electives at the upper or graduate level at Tufts University. You'll have your own semi-private studio space and access to the School's faculty and equipment. The final thesis exhibition is held at Tufts University.
- A varied curriculum that integrates practical and critical skills across diverse media and disciplines.
- Professional development including a Contemporary Art Seminar (CAP), graduate group critiques, individual meetings with graduate advisors and the support of the Artist Resource Center.
- Teaching opportunities and the ability to apply for outside exhibitions and grants, including SMFA Travel Grants.
- Colloquia that explore timely ideas in the visual arts and art theory. The fall colloquium on November 26, 2012, "No Dust in the Digital Archive?," explored the production and use of contemporary digital archives which problematize notions of copyright, accessibility and permanency, yet offer a new form to connect with our past.
- Distinguished visiting faculty and guest artists.
2013 Graduate Advisors