Director of Admissions
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Hello from beautiful Boston! Did you know that Boston is home to the nation’s first public school, first subway, first public library, as well as the first art school to grant a degree? That school is Massachusetts College of Art and Design. MassArt—the country’s first and only remaining freestanding public college of art and design—has been around since 1873. A lot has changed since then, but what hasn’t is our commitment to make arts education accessible to students from all over the country, and the world.
MassArt offers a variety of disciplines spanning fine art, design, media, art education, and art history, as well as graduate degrees in the fine arts, dynamic media, architecture, and art education. Certificates are available in fashion, graphic, and industrial design. Classes are taught by professors who are artists, designers, and scholars actively working in their field.
Our campus boasts close to 1 million square feet of classroom, studio, and living space, the largest printmaking studio in the Northeast, and the Paine & Bakalar Galleries, which is the largest, free contemporary art space in New England. In addition to the professional galleries, there are six student galleries on campus, all of which are free and open to the public. The newly opened Design and Media Center offers interdisciplinary classroom space, a lecture hall, as well as brand new lighting and sound studios, and a modern woodshop.
Off-campus, MassArt students have access to cross-registration, athletics, performing arts, and social events through the Colleges of the Fenway and ProArts Consortia. Additionally, students can take courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the state Community Colleges, and the other State Universities.
There is quite a bit happening here at MassArt! Do you want to know more? Don’t hesitate to contact the Admissions Office or schedule a visit to campus. We hope to see you soon!
-The MassArt Admissions Team