Dual Degree Program BFA + BA/BS


Program Description

Dual Degree Program BFA + BA/BS

Since 1876, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has been educating artists by providing them with the respect and freedom they need to develop.

At SMFA, you'll find exceptional teachers who are expert mentors as well as working artists. You'll find cutting-edge art-making, enviable relationships
with our degree-granting partner institution Tufts University and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an extraordinary heritage of launching great artists.

Each of our programs has its own emphasis, but each resounds with the intensity that comes from the exploration of ideas by a community of nearly
1,000 artists.

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston currently offers:

Dual Degree Program BFA + BA/BS

The Dual Degree program is a unique dual degree program offered in conjunction with Tufts University. This demanding program is specifically designed for students intending to pursue their art and academic interests to the fullest possible extent. Upon completion of this program, you will graduate with two degrees from Tufts: a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a major of your choice and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. This five-year program makes it possible for you to refine and focus your studies in an academic field and to cultivate your fine arts abilities.

Classes are taught on the Tufts campus and in Boston at the SMFA, where Tufts students have access to studio art faculty who are not only teachers but are also practicing artists.

A joint B.A. or B.S. and B.F.A. can be attained through the SMFA and Tufts for students interested in pursuing a combined five-year program in studio and liberal arts.

Sample classes include:

  • Art as Process
  • Calligraphy
  • Introduction to Drawing
  • Lithography
  • Color Theory
  • Mapping: Drawing and Painting
Last updated September 2017

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