Boston, MA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University


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Recent Reviews

Moraiah
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Students are more free to be creative at this school than any school, probably. It's also very small and revolves around ar...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Students are more free to be creative at this school than any school, probably. It's also very small and revolves around art.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College in my opinion, was pretty similar to what I expected. The only aspect that surprised me was that it's rare to find other students who are as sure about themselves and their identities as I am. I didn't think that students would have the same mentalities as highschool students; I expected students to be much more mature. I had also expected classes to be more challenging, but a lot of the material that I learned in highschool was repeated again in college.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

At this school, students are so free to do whatever they want in class that there really isn't enough structure or instruction.

Helen
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you go on as many college tours as possible. And not only talk to the faculty and tour guides, not only read the in...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you go on as many college tours as possible. And not only talk to the faculty and tour guides, not only read the information on their websites or brochures, talk to the students. They're going to be the ones who can est describe to you how it feels to be at that facility. They're the ones who can tell you what its like going there day to day. They're the ones who can say whether or not what you want for your future seems like something that can happen after attending a school like theirs. The students know the ins and outs of the schools, whether the faculty is aware of their knowledge or not. Go to the students and most of the time they'll be truthful to you.

What's unique about your campus?

The variety of people that attend. You'll experience things you never would in every day life. You'll see things that might change your opinions on what you thought you knew, or affirm that you were right to begin with. It's very welcoming, and everyone is diverse. Going to a school like SMFA helps people become more tolerant of differences, and more understanding. I think every school should be as diverse.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The 5th year program. It is something only SMFA does and very unique. Less academic courses and more elective so you can get as much studio time as possible. Find a mentor and work under them. And have a great chance at becoming a traveling scholar and recieving a grant. Must take the diploma program to get in. Highly reccomended. Not done at any other school out there.

Ariel
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Uplifting expierance with amazing, helpful faculty.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Uplifting expierance with amazing, helpful faculty.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

when you visit the school, talk to the students who attend who are not giving you the tour, they will give you the best description of the place. Even if there is no housing offered by the school, still look at it. However make sure the area is in a place you want to be.and do not fret.

What kind of person should attend this school?

someone who is not afraid of new things with an articsic spark.

Jenny
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Thoroughly research the school that you plan to attend because this is a decision that wil not onlly determine your life for four years but help mold the rest of your life. Also, priortize between your school of choice, the financial aid package, and the location of the school. A big shock from living in an urban area to a rural school (or vice versa) can be shocking to a young adult. It is important for both students and their parents to sit down and analyze all aspects of selecting a school. To make the most of the college experience, make sure to make plent of friends and forge connections. Stay goal oriented and avoid troublesome people and situations.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish i had known how weak the film department was.

Eric
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents: Let your kid choose where he/she wants to go. Don't decide for them or force them into certain situations. Students...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents: Let your kid choose where he/she wants to go. Don't decide for them or force them into certain situations. Students: Only go somewhere that after four years there you feel like you wont regret it. Go somewhere that will make you happy, where you can learn, and have fun.

What's unique about your campus?

The openess to new views and ideas. They challenge you to think differently and always evolve your work.

Alexandra
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Art Art Art. Lots of Studio Time. Tufts is a great place to get a degree from. Living is somewhat expensive, plus art suppl...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Art Art Art. Lots of Studio Time. Tufts is a great place to get a degree from. Living is somewhat expensive, plus art supplies, but it pays off. Small Classes are good for more feedback from both teachers and other students. Very Diverse.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

No foundation classes. You take whatever classes you want to.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice to parents and students who are looking for the 'right' college would be to have an idea of what makes you happy, not neccesarily a job that you can get after college, but activities that you enjoy. Figure out what is important to you, for example, family(going home), finances, location, and amount of people you would want to have in your classes. Every college has a social aspect and you can make friends wherever you go so that shouldnt be a main concern. In terms of making the most of the college experience is to find people who you like, dont conform to ideals and morals you dont beleive in, be open to new ideas and activities, explore clubs and the community outside of school. Take advantage of what your school has to offer.

Cydni
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My best advice to parents and students would be not to rush when making your decision. Make sure that you have looked into al...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My best advice to parents and students would be not to rush when making your decision. Make sure that you have looked into all the school and pick the school that is maybe not the most intising socially (ie. not the biggest party school on the list) but the school that has the best program for whatever it s you.your child are going to study. If that school happens to be the party school, well then I guess you are in the best of luck! Also, attend orientation! you will meet lots of mew people and it makes breaking the ice so much easier. Many times it is the friends that you meet in orientation that you keep for the rest of your college career and life. Lastly, go to class! Your teachers will help you learn, and you are not paying all that money not to hear what they have to say. Yes it can be annoying, but you are not in high school anymore, and while there is no detention for not going to class, your grades will suffer and so will you! One last thing, really, don't ever look back!!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known how much I was going to grow creatively here, then I would have been even more excited!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who is creative and wants to learn more about what it is like to be a living working artist. If you do not want to be held back by required and mandatory courses and are independent enough to find your own way, the Museum School is the school for you!

Sarah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Your educational experience in college should be a postive memorable one. When looking at schools, do not solely focus on o...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Your educational experience in college should be a postive memorable one. When looking at schools, do not solely focus on one area such as academics, social life, fraternities/sororities etc. You must take into consideration all aspects of the school. Above all your happiness is what really matters. If you are not satisfied with your school, you will not get the most from it. To get a good idea of how a school really is, do not just visit during orientations and open houses. Ask the school if you can get a tour during an average day. Go even further and inquire if you can sit in a classroom to experience first hand what a class is like at that school. This way you can see what the kids and teachers are really like, without them sugar coating everything. Though having a social life in college is important, do not allow that to be the deciding factor on choosing a school. Putting school first may not be as fun but it is necessary to learn. Remember, your parents aren't paying bundles of money for you to party; they are paying for you to get the best education you can.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is that it does not conform anyone. It allows people to take different kinds of art and does not force someone to pick one art major and then stick with it. It has a large diversity of art classes and satisfies my need to explore all kinds of art.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

That my school is renound for its art classes and level of expertise. Also that I can take any art classes I want and do not need to do a foundation program. I tell them that this school is the perfect fit for me and is very personalized. This school allows me to do what I want and though it has requirements I still get to experiment and take different classes.

Victoria
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This is the only school that truly allowed me to follow my dreams. They didn't ask me to be anybody else than who I was, and ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This is the only school that truly allowed me to follow my dreams. They didn't ask me to be anybody else than who I was, and they didn't ask me to do anything but what I wanted to do. They were the only Fine Arts school that agreed with my artistic philosophy and that would allow me to explore and be independant. I didn't want another cookie cutter education. I wanted my school to be supportive but not intrusive, I wanted them to provide all the opportunities and no restrictions.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Never be afraid. When it comes to picking a college fear is your worst enemy. Never be afraid of leaving home, friends, the familliar, or your comfort zone. If you pick a college baised on being afraid of the change to come you will make the wrong choice. When I was looking at colleges Florida seemed like the easy pick; I was born and raised in the sunshine state, all of my friends were staying close to home, my long term boyfriend was staying in Florida, my family would have been able to help me more financialy, and it would have been cheaper to stay in state. However, I knew I needed to go to Boston. There was an school that was calling to me and I coulden't let my fear of change get in my way. Everything was scary and new, but it didn't take me long to realize I had made the right choice. If I had let anthing tie me down when I was makeig my decision I probably would have picked the wrong school. If I could give anyone advice about picking a school it would be to burry your anxieties and be fearless.

What's unique about your campus?

The Museum School will let you do whatever drives you. The school supports creativity and independance in a way that no other art school has. What ever your dream or vision you are encuraged to go for it. In this school the harder you fight for it the more likely you'll get it, it just depends on if you want it enough. If it is a class that is full, or maybe isn't even offered if you want to be taking it you just have to ask. They like to see perssistance and self-modivation.

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