Visit & Connect
We engage in a personalized admissions process that values meeting with prospective students to share our campuses and provides guidance regarding portfolio submission.
When you visit our campus, you will experience a broader view of our community, see where students work and what they are working on, and ultimately decide if you can see yourself here.
SMFA at Tufts Admissions Office
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
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Virtual & On-Campus Tours
Virtual tour presentations are offered at various times, to accommodate many time zones. These live presentations will introduce you to SMFA at Tufts and walk you through stories and images of our neighborhood, students, alumni, and greater campus community as well as provide time to answer your questions.
Check the schedule using the link below for full availability. Tours typically last 60-90 minutes. Please note that our virtual and on-campus tours include an art school focused information session.
Virtual Student Panels
What’s it like to be a student in Boston? What are your classes like, and do you have a favorite? Where do you live, and what do you do for fun? Virtual student panels are a great way to chat with current students about campus life, hear their stories, and get to know SMFA from an insider’s perspective.
Virtual Portfolio Reviews
Although portfolio reviews are not an admissions requirement, it's a great opportunity to present your work and receive valuable guidance on portfolio preparation as well as meet personally with an admissions counselor.
If having a virtual portfolio review, you’ll be asked to email us a link to view your artwork prior to your review. You can provide us with a link to your website, if you have one, or to a shared folder via GoogleDrive, DropBox, or another online file sharing platform. If you are not able to make your images available online, just let us know and we will make alternate arrangements to collect images of your work for review.
Virtual Group Visits
If you are interested in having an admissions staff member host a virtual visit for your art class or organization, please contact SMFAadmissions@tufts.edu. We are happy to offer groups SMFA-focused virtual information sessions or virtual tours, or can provide a broadly-applicable presentation about choosing the right-fit art school and building a portfolio.
Graduate Virtual Tour & Information Session
These live presentations will introduce you to the SMFA at Tufts graduate programs and walk you through stories and images of our neighborhood, students, alumni, and greater campus community. You’ll be invited to join in the conversation about how students take advantage of our multi-disciplinary studio access and the larger university resources. You are encouraged to ask questions about how SMFA can support your research and studio practice.
Graduate Virtual Portfolio Review & Office Hours
If you are thinking about applying, a virtual portfolio review is a great opportunity to talk about your work and goals for graduate study and get helpful information about presenting your strongest application for admission to SMFA at Tufts. For admitted students who wants to set aside some time to ask follow-up questions, these sessions can be used for virtual office hours.
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The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University is located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston:
230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
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The entrance to SMFA at Tufts is marked by a large rhino sculpture, made by alumna Katharine Lane Weems. Because parking is very limited in this area, we encourage you to take public transportation when traveling to the Fenway campus. For information about Boston's public transportation system, including fare information and schedules, visit the MBTA website.