Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
MassArt's founders dared to imagine a better future for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to believe the path to it lay in creativity. Their goal in establishing the Massachusetts Normal Art School was to educate students in the creative process, which would in turn lead to the development of the mind, body, and spirit. 



In 1873, the Massachusetts Normal School opened its doors in response to the Massachusetts Drawing Act, a progressive 1870 mandate requiring all cities in the Commonwealth of over 10,000 residents to include drawing in their public school curricula (“normal schools” were the precursors to teachers’ colleges). 


We’ve been here for 145 years, pioneering, sustaining, and refining a world-class education in art and design, and sending skilled and experienced scholar-artists out into the world as professionals, ready to shake-up and shine on local and global stages. 


MassArt's Human Resources Department is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, innovative, collaborative, and student-centered workforce. Our campus community is valued for their professional, community relationships, and cultural contributions.We actively collaborate with our campus community to design and deliver services that foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus climate.   

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Student services

The ARC helps students to identify their strengths, manage their vulnerabilities, formulate academic study plans, and develop the skills in literacy, self-advocacy, technology, and communication necessary their artistic vision. Consultations are also available to faculty and staff working directly with, or on behalf of, MassArt students.  

Housing services

There's always something new to explore at MassArt. Whether you're attending a reception for a new student exhibition, listening to a world-renowned visiting artist, or collaborating on an interdisciplinary project with your friends, you'll always unearth something exciting.  

Library services

The library is located on the 12th and 13th floors of the Tower building at 621 Huntington Avenue. The library is open to the general public, year-round from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. 

Student Life

Campus life

Learning at MassArt occurs both inside and outside the classroom, and residence life is a vital part of the collegiate experience.The Housing and Residence Life staff at MassArt understand that the students’ experience while living on campus is at the center of their daily lives. The staff strives to create a sense of community defined by cooperation, commitment to welfare of the group, and a sense of responsibility to self and others. Students are encouraged to meet new people and make new connections, and contribute to the residential experience by participating in activities and developing new life skills associated with community living.  

Sports facilities

MassArt provides a variety of athletics including intramurals and varsity, recreation and wellness programs for all students, faculty and staff to engage in recreational pursuits that provides opportunities for personal growth and development in partnership with Colleges of the Fenway (COF) and its member institutions. 

Student clubs

Student Government Association (SGA) exists to encourage responsible Student Activism through Self-Governance. As the Representative unit of the Student body, we secure and defend our right to full participation in the process of decision making which affects our education and educational environment. All MassArt students are members of our organization – come to a meeting and make a difference.


Massachusetts College of Art and Design is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. MassArt is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.  

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I did MA in Nagpur university and my experience was good.. and explored myself during my masters

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Rachel Lack rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was an incredible experience to not only learn from professors that were highly qualified, but to have been mentored by people with real life experience in the art and design fields. SCAD did an incredible job of making sure all of the students had access to multiple resources that could help advance our careers. The social life at SCAD was also great because they...

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