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School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA) is a distinctive studio art school borne of a unique proposition – an alliance of a major museum, a top-ranked research university, and the oldest art school in the country.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Education & Training (1)



Founded in 1876, the school was conceived at the same time as the Museum of Fine Arts itself, as the crucial second part of a mission to educate through the arts. In 1945, SMFA began granting accredited degrees through a partnership with Tufts University, a relationship that continued until June 30, 2016, at which time the school was formally acquired by Tufts.


Connect with the Tufts University Career Center at SMFA

  • Explore careers across arts and creative disciplines

  • Build resumes, portfolios and other tools that promote your skills and work

  • Find internships and learn if you are eligible to receive credit

  • Maximize opportunities to engage with employers & SMFA and Tufts alumni

  • Identify and utilize resources for exhibiting your work and continuing your professional development

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Student services

Student life at SMFA at Tufts is complemented by services, resources, and support systems, many of which are handled by the Student Affairs office. Our staff is available to counsel students on a variety of matters pertaining to student life and personal matters. 

Housing services

Each residence hall has a variety of room types and each student is provided with a bed, desk, desk chair, bureau, complimentary Wi-Fi, on-site laundry services, community kitchen facilities, and a large community space.  

Student Life

Campus life

Our Medford/Somerville campus – home to Tufts School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering – is located just five miles northwest of Boston and may be easily reached by the Tufts shuttle, car, or public transportation.

Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

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