Intensive time in the studio.
With a curriculum of courses chosen almost entirely by yourself, your Post- Baccalaureate year allows you to immerse yourself in your studio work. You may choose to focus on one mediumor explore media across the curriculum. The choices are many: The Museum School offers an average of two hundred seventy-five studio courses each year.
A focus on contemporary art.
Post- Baccalaureate students actively engage the contemporary art world through field trips and dialogue with visiting artists. Readings, gallery visits, and class discussions focus on contemporary artand examine how each student's art fits into that historical context.
Each Post-Baccalaureate student has the use of a semi-private studio space in the Mission Hill building, a short walk from the SMFA's main building and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. For most of the semester, students have 24hour access to studio spaces and facilities.
A unique way of granting studio credits.
At the Museum School, you won't get grades for studio art classes. At Review Boards
, in addition to evaluation of your art for your semester's credit, you'll get thoughtful, constructive critiques on the entire semester's body of work from a group of engaged faculty members and peers. A Review Board is an intense and productive process that allows you to step back and see your work in context, as a whole. Presenting students learn to talk about their work, while reviewing students hone their ability to think critically about art.
A close-knit community.
Post- Baccalaureate students develop a sense of camaraderie as they work closely with one another and with faculty in weekly seminars, in joint and individual critiques of artwork, and in discussions of students' development and needs.