Admissions & Aid
Join a creative community like no other.
We know there’s a lot to think about when it comes to planning for your education. Whether you’re a high school senior evaluating undergraduate programs, or a prospective graduate student eager to further your art education, our admissions team is here to help. We are excited to tell you all about our school and programs, answer your questions, and help you decide if SMFA is right for you.
There's a range of ways to get to know SMFA: Come for a tour, campus visit, or open house event. Take part in an on- or off-campus portfolio review. Speak with faculty members and current students. We look forward to getting to know you!
Apply as a First-year Student
You'll receive an intensive yet flexible studio arts training, paired with a rigorous liberal arts education.
Apply as a Graduate Student
You'll hone your practice through individual innovation, creative collaborations, mentorships, and academic discourse as you prepare for a career as a professional artist.
Apply as a Transfer Student
You’ll bring your prior experience as an art student and will fit in easily with our flexible studio curriculum.
Apply as an International Student
You'll bring your unique background, experience, and interests to our community as you grow into an exceptional artist.