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Undergraduate Programs

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Combined Degree (BFA+ BA/BS)

Duration
4 years (Full-Time) 4.5 - 5 years (Full-Time)
Who it is for?
Students with a high school diploma or equivalent seeking a professional degree in the studio arts supported by a robust liberal arts curriculum 
(Approximately 2/3 studio coursework and 1/3 non-studio academic coursework)
Students with a high school diploma or equivalent seeking a professional degree in the studio arts as well as a Bachelor’s degree in a specific major within the School of Arts & Sciences
(Approximately 1/2 studio coursework and 1/2 non-studio academic coursework)
Entry Term
Fall Fall
Graduation Requirements
  • Earn a minimum of 120 semester hour units (SHUs*)
  • Complete 76 SHUs of studio coursework and 42 SHUs of Liberal Arts Distribution requirements (including 15 SHUs of art history)
  • Satisfy the residency requirement
  • Complete 76 SHUs of studio coursework, 15 SHUs of art history and 42 SHUs of Liberal Arts Distribution requirements
  • 10-12 courses of non-studio Major
  • Satisfy the residency requirement
Minimum Prior Educational Experience Required
High School Diploma or equivalent High School Diploma or equivalent

Graduate Programs

 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Arts in Teaching

Duration
1 year (Full-Time) 2 years (Full-Time) 12-months
Who is it for?

Students with a Bachelor’s degree in any area seeking an intensive and exploratory year of studio artmaking supported by seminars in art history and professional practice as a preparation for an MFA degree or as professional development

Students with a Bachelor’s degree seeking a rigorous interdisciplinary studio curriculum, framed by academic discourse and the development of professional practice, culminating in a final thesis exhibition Students with a Bachelor’s degree seeking teaching licensure at the middle and high school levels. This program combines classes in education, art education, and studio art with a semester of student teaching in a Boston area PK-12 school
Entry Term
Fall Fall Summer
Graduation Requirements
  • 2 Full-Time semesters comprising 28 SHUs of studio art (including Post-Bac Seminar and Consultation)
  • One art history course
  • 4 Full-Time semesters including 36 SHUs of studio art, CAP Seminar, and Grad Seminar
  • 4 non-studio liberal arts classes
  • Thesis Exhibition
  • 3 education classes in summer
  • 8 SHUs of studio coursework and 2 art education classes in the fall
  • student-teaching internship that includes weekly seminar
  • art curriculum development course in the spring
Minimum Prior Educational Experience Required
Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Degree

Continuing Education

 

Illustration Certificate

Graphic Design Certificate

Dual Certificate in Graphic Design & Illustration

Studio Diploma

Duration
2-3 years
Part-Time**
2-3 years
Part-Time**
3-4 years
Part-Time**
2.5 years Full-Time
5 years Part-Time
Entry Term
Fall, Spring or Summer Fall, Spring or Summer Fall, Spring or Summer Fall or Spring
Graduation Requirements
10 courses 10 courses 15 courses 68 SHUs
Minimum Prior Educational Experience Required
High School Diploma or equivalent High School Diploma or equivalent High School Diploma or equivalent High School Diploma or equivalent

*Semester Hour Units (SHUs) is the credit-hour system used by Tufts and most universities in the United States.

**Full-Time study possible with approval.