School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Both the Boston SMFA and Medford/Somerville campuses will re-open for the fall semester as scheduled, with classes starting September 8. We will follow the scheduled academic calendar, while being fully prepared to implement changes should circumstances require us to do so.
July 7 Deadline
All first year and returning students: please notify Tufts of your decision to participate in the fall 2020 semester.
Professor of the Practice Joel Frenzer explains the SMFA at Tufts academic curriculum. It's all still there—now optimized for our new fall situation. (3:38 minute video)
SMFA at Tufts faculty have dramatically revamped our studio arts curriculum (and our approach to art education) to meet the moment. All SMFA at Tufts courses will be taught virtually, allowing students to participate regardless of their location and the epidemiological situation this fall. The full list of new SMFA at Tufts course offerings is now available.
For students who choose to come to campus, our buildings, studios, and facilities will be available for use. Individual studio space will be made available to any undergraduate student by request. Graduate students will be able to work in their individual studios in the Mission Hill Building while following social distancing measures.
For students who decide not to come to campus, art materials and technology required for most courses will be highly flexible, and students will be encouraged to work with resources they have available. We’ll also be providing some materials, equipment, and software by mail or no-contact pickup to expand students’ capabilities at home. Studio managers will be offering trainings and consultations virtually so students can access their support from anywhere.