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Fine Arts - Low-Residency

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

36 months
800 USD/credit 16000 USD/year
800 USD/credit 16000 USD/year
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Fine Arts - Low-Residency students from Massachusetts College of Art and Design develop an independent body of work, which could involve a combination of media, technologies, and techniques. Six-week summer residencies in Boston immerse students in an intense studio environment and foster creative collaborations. 


Between residencies, students work under the guidance of a regionally based artist/mentor who conducts monthly studio visits and critiques. Online art history and critical studies courses forge greater understanding of contemporary art history and issues in contemporary studio practice, and strengthen the cohort through interactive discussion space. The Fine Arts - Low-Residency program is offered by Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a professional studio practice, with personal content and vision
  • Advance technical knowledge and skill across media selected by the student
  • Develop the ability to critique peers’ work across disciplines
  • Understand one’s work in relation to contemporary art and art history
  • Develop awareness and understanding of the diverse cultural, historical, and experiential issues expressed and inherent in one’s own artwork and in that of one’s peers
  • Develop presentations skills including public speaking and written artists’ statement
  • Exhibit one’s work in a professional setting and in a professional manner
  • Develop knowledge of major historical and cultural characteristics of specific times /places. Infer relationships between society and art
  • Recognize various types of texts used in art historical analysis, and evaluate their content and effectiveness. Use various ideas, approaches and facts in the analysis of art. Formulate, research and argue a hypothesis. Articulate verbally and in writing, theoretical and critical perspectives on art
  • Recognize the impact of historical works of art on contemporary art

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Major Studio
  • Graduate Seminar 
  • Studio Elective or Art Ed Elective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications received after the Priority Deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • $90 Application fee
    • Statement of Purpose: A one-to-two page statement describing your reasons for applying to MassArt, the Master of Architecture program and the planned direction of your future work. Note any recent developments that support your decision to apply.•
    • Resume: List professional accomplishments including exhibitions and awards, as well as professional or other activities that convey a sense of your commitment to a life in the arts.
    • Post-Secondary/College Transcripts (unofficial copies): Submit transcripts of all previous college level academic work. Transcripts must be translated into English for review.
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Portfolio
    • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    16000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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