The mission of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is to provide an education in the fine arts for undergraduate and graduate artists—inexperienced and advanced artists of widely ranging age groupings—that is interdisciplinary, self-directed, always evolving.
It has special features: it values cultural, artistic, and intellectual diversity; it must include a wide range of media; it stresses the development of individual vision; it values art making more than adherence to curricular rules; it stays deeply in touch with the external world of art. If the mission is constant, its practice is always emerging.
Type of School
Four or more years,
Highest degree offered
Distance learning opportunities
School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston Size
Enrolled full time
Enrolled part time
School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston Student Body
Men enrolled full time
Women enrolled full time
American Indian/Alaskan Native
School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston Admission Basics
Admissions office phone number
Open admission policy
Undergraduate Application fee
School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston Admission factors
Admission test scores
Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college preparatory program
Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies
School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston Admission statistics
Students submitting SAT
SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score
SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score
SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score
SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score
Students submitting ACT
ACT Composite 25th percentile score
ACT Composite 75th percentile score
School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston Cost
In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates
Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates
Books and Supplies
On-campus room and board
Off-campus room and board
School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston Financial Aid
Students Receiving Aid
Receiving Federal Grants
Receiving Institutional Aid
Receiving Student Loans
School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston Programs & Majors
The School offers merit-based aid for BFA, BFA in Art Education, and Diploma students. Merit Scholarships are awarded on the strength of your portfolio and your potential for growth as an artist in the Museum School community. These scholarships are independent of any scholarships based on economic need or grants received from the financial aid office. Merit Scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Committee, and are only awarded at the time of admission to the School.
Who may apply: There is no separate application process for Merit Scholarships. All first-time undergraduate degree and Diploma students (including transfers) are automatically considered for these scholarships at the point of application to the School.
How to apply: All BFA, BFA in Art Education, and Diploma students are reviewed for merit if they meet the admissions deadline.
Disbursement: Merit funds are divided equally between two semesters and disbursed to your tuition account upon verification of final enrollment.
Terms of repayment: Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Award amounts: Merit Scholarships range from $3,000 to full tuition and are renewed annually while you are enrolled at the Museum School. Scholarships are applied toward your annual tuition and fees. They are renewable for up to four years as long as you make satisfactory progress and apply for financial aid in the following years by the priority filing deadline.
Number of Awards
They are renewable for up to four years as long as you make satisfactory progress and apply for financial aid in the following years by the priority filing deadline.
Award Criteria Requirements:
Merit Scholarships are awarded on the strength of your portfolio and your potential for growth as an artist in the Museum School community.
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