Montserrat College of Art was founded by working creative professionals and operates on the tenet that “the practice of art, design, research, and creative enterprise has intrinsic value.” Montserrat confers Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFAs) in a variety of concentrations, from Book Arts to Animation + Interactive Media. The college offers Intensive Art Travel Programs during the winter and summer breaks, as well as a Semester Mobility Program in the US and Canada. The four galleries on the Beverly, Massachusetts, campus feature emerging and established art from across the globe and are always free.
I'd give it an A+, BUT I can't say Montserrat is perfect- It's an established school with a good curriculum, but it isn't as intense as an art school should be, in comparison to RISD. I still struggle with basic techniques that should have been reinforced since Freshmen/Sophomore year. But, Professors are easy to talk to and are fantastic resources - if you ask for it.
Ethel from Worcester, MA
Montserrat is dedicated to seeing their students succeed during school and after graduation. There are a variety of classes and majors to focus on and plenty of real world connections students can make by talking to and working with professional artists. Being a small school, it is a very supportive environment for students.