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2D Fine Arts

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

24 months
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
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The foundation of the 2D Fine Arts program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is the critique. In addition to individual critiques, each student will present their work for discussion with peers and faculty on a weekly basis. The goal is to foster a critical dialogue at various stages of the student’s creative process.


The 2D Fine Arts program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design promotes critical responsiveness and independence and provides an intense working environment within which each student can pursue their own direction. The Fine Arts 2D Visiting Lecture Series supplements weekly tutorials with four to five visiting artists who present their work and conduct individual critiques with graduate students in their studios. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Establish one’s own creative studio practice that is grounded in knowledge and derived from focused and immersive experience of seeing, thinking and doing. This work is centered in and guided by a student’s own interest and sensibilities
  • Produce artwork that is original and goes beyond a student’s status quo
  • Produce artwork in which subject, concept, form and content interlock
  • Develop technical, perceptual, and conceptual awareness and skills
  • Understand one’s work in relation to contemporary art and art history
  • Develop the ability to critique peers’ work across disciplines
  • 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
  • Make coherent, thoughtful and insightful visual and verbal presentations of ones work that demonstrate knowledge of the key issues related to one’s work. These issues include and how one’s work is situated in time and place, and the context of one’s work in terms of concept, material, process, form and style
  • Exhibit one’s work in a professional manner in the thesis exhibition. Work with other students organizing, curating, installing and exhibiting work in the college’s exhibition spaces or other venues

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Major Studio 
  • Graduate Seminar 
  • Graduate Contemporary Art 
  • Studio Elective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 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

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 24 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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