Animation

Through exposure to a variety of techniques and viewpoints, gain the ability to work creatively beyond the conventions of mainstream animation.

Appraisal Studies

In collaboration with the American Society of Appraisers, MassArt offers the ASA series of valuation classes towards ASA accreditation in personal property appraisal. Courses are open to students pursuing appraisal studies in all areas of valuation.

Architecture

Gain knowledge of architecture and related subjects such as exhibition design, furniture design and fabrication, and sustainable design. Employ model making as an analog for the building process.

Book Arts

Create handmade books using techniques including accordion fold, concertina spine, pop ups and more. Use over 500 fonts of metal and wood type on the Vandercook Press. Develop personal narratives as you push your technical skill.

Ceramics

Explore personal ideas in clay through hand building, wheel throwing, mold making and more. Get lost in the endless possibilities of the glaze and kiln room. Take advantage of open shop hours as you hone your skills and fill your cupboards with original ceramic ware.

Digital Tools / Web Design

Enhance your design knowledge and technical skills in a variety of computer programs. Find courses and workshops catered towards illustration, photography, fashion, web design and more.

Drawing

Choose from a variety of drawing topics including drawing from observation and abstract approaches. Push the boundaries of the discipline by drawing with a variety of media under the direction of accomplished artists/teachers.

Fashion Design

Push your creativity while building on time-tested principles of design and craft. Fashion courses at MassArt offer an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of fashion design in one of the oldest and most respected fashion programs in the country.

Fibers

Learn traditional fiber techniques to support experimental work across all areas of art, artisanry, and design with classes in weaving, surface design, interlacing, dyeing, clothing construction, soft sculpture and more.

Film / Video

Study film and video as fine arts, in an environment that emphasizes and supports the development of a personal vision and encourages experimentation across mediums and genres. Take individual courses and workshops, or take a deeper dive with our Summer Film School.

Furniture Design and Wood

Learn machine and hand woodworking fundamentals, push yourself as a designer and wood artist, practice new techniques and create original pieces of your own design.

Glass

Experiment with glass as a medium for individual expression, through the creation of vessels and sculptural forms.

Graphic Design

Graphic design touches the lives of every person. It is central to how we construct and convey meaning. Gain a robust working knowledge of print design, information design, branding, and dynamic media (user experience design).

History of Art

Learn to identify, classify, describe, and interpret works of art from a wide range of periods and world cultures.

Illustration

Every illustrator is a storyteller at heart. Learn about character development and narrative techniques, research and develop ideas, characters, stories, and settings to create imagery. Explore illustration on paper or digitally.

Industrial Design

MassArt's Industrial Design program teaches students to solve design problems and redesign products to improve their usability. CE classes introduce students to the fundamentals of ID and design process.

Jewelry

Give form to your artistic vision through the creation of jewelry, functional objects and sculpture.

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts courses are designed to provide context, insight, and fresh perspectives for students pursuing the arts. Topics include writing, literature and film criticism, study of social sciences, natural science and mathematics.

Metal Sculpture

Discover the magic of MassArt's metal shop with courses in welding, foundry, bladesmithing and more.

Online

Just add WiFi! Take the MassArt experience home with online and hybrid courses in liberal arts and art history.

Painting

Painting students are part of an intense working environment where they can pursue their own direction. Painting courses and workshops encourage diverse practice and foster independent creative thinking and making. Students are part of a unique learning environment that allows for independent thought as well as collaboration and critique.

Photography

Learn about photography as fine art with an emphasis on the history of photography and the body of criticism surrounding the medium. Develop your own personal vision and experimentation in the studio.

Printmaking

Printmaking courses encourage the mastery of traditional techniques as well as experimentation and innovation. Explore etching, lithography, silkscreen, relief, photographic print processes, drawing, and more.

Sculpture

Discover a wide range of materials, including wood, different types of metals, clay, plaster, mixed media, glass, fiber and more.

Studio For Interrelated Media

Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) is designed for artists interested in idea-centered, interdisciplinary artistic practice. Work with experimental media, sound, light, motion, digital tools, live performance, public practice, interactive installations, event production, print and spoken word.

Studio Foundation

The Studio Foundation program—dedicated to exploration, idea generation, critical thinking, and craftsmanship—provides a comprehensive introduction to studio techniques and media.

Summer Film School

During the month of June, MassArt offers a unique opportunity for students to learn from award-winning filmmakers. Enroll in this intensive and sequential documentary filmmaking program to quickly advance your skills or register for any individual class that meets your goals.

Teaching for Artistic Behavior

Spend a week in historic Boston with TAB educators to develop and expand understandings about choice-based pedagogy in Pre K–12 art programs.

Workshops

Get a taste of the topics you have been curious about with workshops in design, business, photography, wood, metals, printmaking, drawing, painting and more.