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Study at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, popularly referred to as MassArt, was established in 1873. It is a public institution and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the first college of arts in the United States to grant a degree in the subject. MassArt awards bachelor's and master's degrees in the fields of fine arts, science, and architecture, among others. Several pre-college programs for high school students as well as continuing education programs are also offered by the institution.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design has a co-ed basketball team named the Masstadons. There are several other varsity sports teams that participate in cross country, basketball, tennis, and softball.

Profile of Massachusetts College of Art and Design

MassArt is in a large city, in Boston, MA. The school is classified as a public college. Students at MassArt earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include design, photography and commercial art, and fine arts.

MassArt Selectivity

MassArt does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 510 to 600 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 480 and 580.


Some professors at MassArt are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

MassArt, in 2007, had 2, 312 students (1, 890 full-time equivalent).

MassArt Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Photography and Commercial Art110photography, film and photography, commercial art, multimedia, cinematography, printmaking
Design96graphic design, fashion design, illustration, design and visual communication, industrial design
Fine Arts88painting, sculpture, fine arts, art history and criticism, crafts and folk art, ceramics, textile arts, metal and jewelry
Education and Teaching51art Education
Architecture and Planning8environmental design

Contact: MassArt

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

621 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115-5882

General Phone: (617) 879-7000