Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Academic Programs

  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Design
  • Education
  • Film
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

As a first year student, you must submit a portfolio. Submit a selection of 15-20 examples of your strongest and most recent artwork, reflecting your interests, skills, and willingness to explore, experiment, and express yourself. Your portfolio may concentrate on a single medium or may show a variety of media. We encourage you to include work representing a sustained interest and/or development over time. Portfolios must be submitted digitally. Please apply using the Common Application, and a link will be provided for you to complete your portfolio.

Transfer

Transfer students must submit a portfolio. If you have not taken any studio art or design courses at the college level, please submit a portfolio of 15-20 examples of your strongest and most recent artwork. If you've completed studio art or design courses at the college level, it may be appropriate to submit a portfolio with more than 15-20 examples of artwork. Keeping in mind the guidelines listed above, please submit 3-5 examples from each class. Portfolios must be submitted digitally. After submission of the Common App, a link will be forwarded to you for upload.

Additional Information

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"If there is one thing I have learned during my time here at MassArt is that I am in control of my future."

Zayra Campos, History of Art '20
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Address

621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115-5882, United States of America

Phone number

(617) 879-7222

Region

New England

New England