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Important Dates & Policies

Spring 2018

November 15

Online registration opens

January 18

CE classes begin - see individual course descriptions for course dates

January 24 - 30

Classes may be added or dropped prior to the 2nd class meeting

February 19

Presidents' Day. University holiday; NO CLASSES

February 22

Special schedule; Monday classes held on Thursday

March 17

Spring break; NO CLASSES

March 26

Classes resume

April 16

Patriot's Day. University Holiday; NO CLASSES

May 7

Last day of CE Classes

Summer 2018

May 23

CE Classes Begin - Session 1

June 29

CE Classes End - Session 1

July 5

CE Classes Begin - Session 2

July 9 - 20

Studio Art Pre-College Program - Session 1

July 23-27

Studio Art Pre-College Program Optional Third Week - Session 1

July 30 - August 10

Studio Art Pre-College Program - Session 2

August 10

CE Classes End - Session 2

August 13-17

Studio Art Pre-College Optional Third Week - Session 2

Continuing Education Policies


The Student Accessibility Services office works with students to determine needs and create equal access through the provision and creation of reasonable individualized accommodations for all qualified students. To request accommodation for academic, sensory, or medical needs or those pertaining to any other disability, or if you have questions about physical access, please contact More information can be found on the or visit Student Accessibility Services website.


Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00 AM–9:00 PM

Studios that require monitors (photography darkroom, printmaking studio, metals, etc.) may have differing hours, which will be posted in the studio.

A student ID or a government-issued ID are needed to access the building at all times.


It is the responsibility of all students, when they are on school property, to adhere to the school's verbal or written health and safety instructions and guidelines, found here


Students taking a semester-length course will receive a Tufts University student ID. Please contact with questions about ID cards. 


Visit Tufts Emergency Weather Closing Information or call 617-627-4636 for the latest information on Tufts University weather closings. If daytime classes are canceled, evening classes are also canceled.


Students can reserve lockers online through SMFA Student Affairs here.


There is metered street on several streets near the school. There is also a garage and an outdoor lot with entrances on Museum Road. We do not validate parking.

The school is accessible via subway and bus. Our building is located a block away from the Green Line E train T stop "Museum of Fine Arts", and from bus stops that run along Huntington Avenue.


Teachers who successfully complete courses are eligible to receive Professional Development Points (PDPs). Up to 45 PDPs can be earned by taking a course.


For courses: Students who wish to withdraw must request this in writing via email to before the second class meeting in order to receive a full refund.

For workshops: Students who drop a workshop by emailing before the first day of the workshop will receive a full refund. There is no refund once the workshop has started.

Course Cancellations and Changes: SMFA reserves the right to cancel a course or workshop. If a suitable substitute course or workshop cannot be found, SMFA will refund all tuition and fees for the canceled workshop. SMFA also reserves the right to make changes in course scheduling, faculty, and course content.


Continuing Education students have access to SMFA's W. Van Alan Clark Jr. Library and the MFA’s William Morris Hunt Memorial Library at Horticultural Hall. The two libraries have combined holdings that total more than 320,000 items. Together, they reflect the strengths of the MFA collections in Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa; Art of the Americas; Art of the Ancient World; Art of Europe; Musical Instruments; Prints, Drawings and Photographs; and Textile and Fashion Arts, as well as the SMFA library collections emphasizing post-1960 art, DVD film and animation and theoretical texts.


Semester-long courses cost $975. This rate also applies to certificate students. There is a different rate for visiting undergraduate students who wish to take a course for college credit. Please contact for information about college credit, or about discount rates for alumni and community members.

Some classes require materials fees, please consult the course description or check with your instructor.


Students may request an official transcript of the SMFA courses they have taken from the Tufts Registrar's Office website.