Call for applications:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
and Studio Diploma

Call for applications:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
and Studio Diploma

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Kirsten Ihns (Post-bac ’14), Untitled. 2013. Mixed media.
March 14, 2015
Call for applications: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and Studio Diploma

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program
The Post-Baccalaureate program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), is an intensive, comprehensive year of studio art study and practice for recent college grads, professionals coming from another area of focus, or practicing artists wishing to expand their ongoing studio work. SMFA’s program offers a diverse international community of students, combined with personalized coursework, extensive faculty mentorship, and a collaborative environment of artists from a variety of disciplines.

Post-baccalaureate students design their own path of study during this one-year program. Through research, group critiques, sustained critical inquiry, and peer collaborations, artists are encouraged to develop their skills and experiment across media. A core part of the program is the weekly Post-bac Seminar, which includes discussions on critical theory and contemporary topics, visiting artist lectures, field trips, and conversations with museum curators, gallerists, critics, and collectors. Through a variety of exhibition opportunities, students also learn curatorial and professional skills required for contemporary career in the art world. Our post-bac graduates leave with a critical awareness of contemporary art and practice, and a deeper understanding of their educational and professional goals.

The Studio Diploma
The SMFA Studio Diploma program is an immersive, innovative learning experience, with total focus on studio art practice, with solid cohort building, path of study advising support, three semesters a year, accessing three periods a day. The Diploma coursework draws from the general studio curriculum of the SMFA, which provides broad and deep course offerings across 14 visual arts and media practices.

The program is organized so that students attending full-time can complete the Diploma in two calendar years, including coursework in the day or evenings, as well as summer between their academic years; students choosing part-time enrollment can complete it in three calendar years with study during both summers between academic years. Students can choose between a more intensive or less intensive pace of work that more flexibly fits their personal life needs.

Post-bac students are eligible for a SMFA Merit Scholarship. We are now accepting applications for the fall 2015 term. Apply online or contact us at T +1 800 643 6078 or [email protected] for more information.


About the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
Founded in 1876 and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), is one of only two art schools in the country affiliated with a major museum—the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Our mission is to provide an education in the fine arts—for undergraduate and graduate artists—that is interdisciplinary and self-directed. For more information about our programs and partnerships, click here.

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