Located in the Boston Metro area, our creative community of 400 student-artists thrive in the vibrant downtown Beverly, only three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. Founded by working artists, Montserrat’s well-rounded, interdisciplinary approach to art education infuses art-making with research and critical thinking in each of the ten concentrations within our BFA degree program. The mission of the college ensures that its graduates leave equipped with the confidence and skills to build lives of creative enterprise and community engagement. Whatever your passion, you’ll find classes, gallery shows, internship opportunities, and ideas that inspire you at Montserrat.

Academic Programs

  • Animation
  • Art & Design
  • Art History
  • Book Art
  • Creative Writing
  • Curatorial Studies
  • Design
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship in the Arts
  • Film
  • Illustration
  • Interactive Media
  • Photo
  • Video

Student experience

  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First-year applicants to Montserrat must complete high school (or the equivalency) by the time they enroll at the College, with proof in the form of an official transcript with a graduation date listed. Dual-enrolled students and/or students who intend to submit AP test scores are considered first-year applicants.


A transfer applicant to Montserrat is any student who intends to carry over college-level credits earned at another college or university. Transfer applicants have the same application requirements as First-year applicants, with the addition of their official college transcript(s). Montserrat accepts up to 60 college-level transfer credits (up to 30 studio art credits plus 30 liberal arts credits) in which a grade of C or higher is earned.

Additional Information

Montserrat's areas of study include Animation and Interactive Media, Art Education, Book Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interdisciplinary Arts, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Photography, Video and Film, with minors in Art Education, Art History, Creative Writing, Curatorial Studies, and Entrepreneurship in the Arts. The curriculum is structured around experiential learning, studio practice, liberal arts, and professional preparation.  To learn more about affordability, financial aid, and monthly tuition payment plans, please contact our Student Financial Services office at sfs@montserrat.edu or 978.921.4242 ext. 1174.

Visit us

There are many opportunities to visit Montserrat throughout the year. We offer several fall Saturday Open House dates, as well as weekday tour and portfolio review appointments. During the school year, tours are available by appointment only, Monday through Friday, at 10am and 2pm. Tours last approximately one hour and depart from the Hardie Building located at 23 Essex Street. Summer tours are available by appointment only, Monday through Friday, at 11 a.m. Reviews are conducted after the tour. Contact us to schedule a campus visit via email (admissions@montserrat.edu) or phone (978.921.4242)

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School location

23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915-4508, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 836-0487


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