With a curriculum of courses of your choosing, and guidance from your faculty mentor, your Post-Baccalaureate year allows you to immerse yourself in your studio work.
You may choose to focus on one medium or explore multiple mediums across the curriculum.
In addition, Post-Baccalaureate students actively engage the contemporary art world through field trips and dialogue with visiting artists. Readings, gallery visits, and class discussions focus on contemporary art and examine how each student's artwork and professional aims fit into that historical context.
Studio Art Coursework
Post-Baccalaureate students register for 14 semester hour units (SHUs)* of studio art coursework each semester of the program, chosen from across the SMFA curriculum. Each semester will culminate in a Review Board – an opportunity to engage in extended discussion about your work with faculty and peers. In addition to your studio and seminar studies, you'll take advantage of resources in our Visual and Material Studies department to provide theoretical and historical context to your practice.
Post-Baccalaureate students are given an individual studio in our Mission Hill building where they'll join a dynamic group of Post-Baccalaureate and Master of Fine Arts candidates. The Mission Hill Building at 160 St. Alphonsus Street is a short walk from the SMFA Main Building (230 The Fenway) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. For most of the semester, students will have 24-hour access to studio spaces and facilities. More than just a space to make your work, your studio is a place to explore community and build the relationships with fellow students, faculty, and staff that will carry you through the program and your career.
*Semester Hour Units (SHUs) is the credit-hour system used by Tufts and most universities in the United States.