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Our vision and mission statements and value proposition were developed by SMFA leadership, staff, and faculty to clearly communicate why we are here, what our aspiration is, and how we support and deliver value to our key constituents, our students.

Mission Statement

We educate students who think through making. The work starts with the idea.

Vision Statement

We lead the way in preparing artists who start conversations that matter. 

Value Proposition

Mentored closely by our faculty and staff, SMFA at Tufts students design individualized programs of study with open access to the vast resources of a major university and a world-class art museum. Our graduates are creative thinkers and problem-solvers who succeed in a wide variety of careers.