In addition, I am mentoring a First To Go To College student at my kids’ high school and her first choice school is MassArt where she hopes to major in graphic design. So I have been studying up on MassArt and want to share what I’ve learned so far for anyone interested in either the high school classes or applying here.
First of all, Mass College of Art and Design is the only state art school in the country! This makes it an incredible bargain as tuition for a Massachusetts resident is a mere $1030. Total cost is only $13,200 per year for an undergraduate. If you don’t live in Massachusetts, it’s still quite affordable:
|Cost of attendance for students living|
|Massachusetts Resident||New England Resident|
(CT, ME, NH, RI, VT)
|Out of State Resident|
|Tuition and fees||$13,200||$28,000||$36,400|
|Average cost of room and board**||$13,500||$13,500||$13,500|
|Personal living allowance|
|Art supplies and books (non-billed expense)||$2,100||$2,100||$2,100|
My college freshman dorm mate, Lisa Rosowsky, is a professor of graphic design at MassArt. When I’ve met with her, she’s talked about the success MassArt students have in the job market upon graduating because it offers high demand skills classes such as user experience design. They also have unique partnerships like one with North Bennet Street School for Furniture Design. All their programs are here.
MassArt has a foundation year which is a great way for art students to get exposure to many creative areas before deciding on a major:
Year 1 – Foundation Year
- 2 semesters of Drawing (Figurative/Breadth)
- Visual Language (2D)
- Time (4D)
- Form Study (3D)
- Studio Elective
- Thinking, Making, Writing
- Freshman Seminar
- Intro to Western Art
- History of Art Elective
My high school mentee is from China and has studied in the United States for two years. She does NOT have to take the ACT or SAT. It is not required. She does have to take the TOEFL (they want an 85 or higher) or DuoLingo since she still takes ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. She also qualifies for Massachusetts residency in terms of tuition costs.
Here’s our visit of MassArt which includes a selection of student art!
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