About MassArt

About MassArt2018-06-28T15:01:51+00:00

MassArt Design + Media Center

The Dynamic Media Institute makes its home at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design — an inspiring community of innovative artists, designers, and thinkers. Founded in 1873, MassArt was the first degree-granting college of art in the nation and remains unique today as the only free-standing, publicly funded college of art in the United States.

MassArt, a Massachusetts State University, is consistently ranked among the top art colleges in the country. BusinessWeek magazine recognized MassArt as one of the top global design schools and US News & World Report ranks MassArt’s MFA Program #1 in Massachusetts. MassArt’s approximately 1700 undergraduate and 200 graduate students come from 34 countries, reflecting the international reputation of our programs, and Boston’s place as one of the greatest learning and research centers in the world, with some 60 colleges and 250,000 students nearby.

Our urban campus offers 1,000,000 square feet of studios, workshops, classrooms and galleries in downtown Boston. MassArt is also at the center of a world-class fine arts triangle, next door to the new modern wing of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum designed by Renzo Piano, around the corner from the encyclopedic collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, and a short distance from the Institute of Contemporary Art and dozens of galleries.

As comprehensive as our facilities are, perhaps our most valuable construct is invisible: a multi-college network of expertise, opportunities for collaboration, and access to the most up-to-date technologies and information. As a MassArt graduate student you can take courses and work with faculty from a dozen nearby colleges including MIT, Harvard, Tufts, Berklee College of Music, Boston Architectural College, Boston Conservatory, Emerson College, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Admissions to The Graduate Programs of Massachusetts College of Arts is highly competitive. With an overall acceptance rate of 28%, MassArt Graduate Programs are ranked among the top three Graduate Programs in Art and Design in the country, as reported by the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design.