Northeastern University

Art + Design - Studio Art


360 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Art + Design - Studio Art

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Northeastern offers a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art in conjunction with Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the most distinguished art schools in the United States. Rigorous and highly selective, the two-year MFA degree program will prepare you for a career as a working artist or a teacher at the college level. The curriculum integrates practical and critical skills across diverse media and disciplines. You’ll hone your practice through individual innovation, creative collaborations, informal mentorships, and academic discourse. MFA students are enrolled at both Northeastern University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and graduate with an MFA degree from Northeastern. In this degree program you will complete 44 semester hours of studio work and graduate seminars at the Museum School and 16 hours of art history and academic electives (typically four courses) at Northeastern. You’ll have your own semi-private studio space and access to the Museum School’s faculty and equipment. A final thesis exhibition is required. The Museum School is part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world with a collection of nearly 450,000 works of fine art.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid Description: Yes, all students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Please speak to an Enrollment Advisor for more information.

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: All students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Federal, state, University scholarship programs, and payment options are available.

Locale: Large City

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