The School of the Museum of Fine Arts is a college located in Boston, Massachusetts and is dedicated to the studies of visual arts. The school is affiliated with the Museum of Fine arts, Boston and Tufts University. From the year 1876 to 1909, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts was housed in the basement of the Copley Square building. Then when the Museum moved to a new place the School also shifted to a new area. In 1987, a new campus was designed by Graham Gund and this became the permanent location of the school.
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts offers Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts in education degrees under the undergraduate program. It offers Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in teaching and post-baccalaureate certificate in the graduate program and a combined degrees program. It also offers a diploma program which spans for four years and a fifth year diploma certificate. From fall 2007, School of the Museum of Fine Arts will also be offering bachelor of fine arts and master of fine arts degree in studio art.
The mission of School of the Museum of Fine Arts is to provide education in the fine arts for undergraduate and graduate artists- an inexperienced and advanced artistóthat is interdisciplinary, always evolving and self-directed. It values cultural, artistic and intellectual diversity. The School of the Museum of Fine Arts also stresses the enhancement of individual vision, values art making more than adherence to curricular rules and stays in deep touch with the cultural world outside.
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts offers exhibiting facilities to the students and these are highly competitive juried shows. There is an extensive library and the Visual Resources Library has a collection of over 95,000 slides and digital images. The Artistís Resource Center offers counseling, job links and other help. There are separate galleries for faculty, alumni and students to exhibit their works.