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Speak up. Ask questions. Because when you have those conversations and make those connections, that’s when you’ll find new friends, colleagues, and collaborators. That’s how you’ll really discover your community. Cedric Douglas ‘11 BFA

Program Eligibility

Students are eligible for The Academic Compass program through an admissions review of portfolio, grades, and recommendations. 

Additionally students must Be:

  • First generation in their family to receive a bachelor’s degree 
  • A Massachusetts resident
  • Have a financial need

Program Highlights

  • Weekly workshops, retreats, visiting artists and lectures serve as forums where community is fostered and student voices are heard and encouraged
  • Compass works in collaboration with academic services, Student Development, and other College-wide departments
  • An annual field trip to exposes students to contemporary art in museums and galleries
  • The annual Compass Exhibition displays the breadth and depth of work by Compass students across all disciplines
  • MassArt alumni are invited to Compass to share stories, make connections, and strengthen the Compass network

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Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at MassArt collaborates with students and faculty to support instruction, enhance academic success, and retain a diverse student body.

Academic Resource Center
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621 Huntington Ave,
Boston, MA 02115

(617) 879-7000