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COVID-19 Update

As of March 23 all classes will be taught remotely through the remainder of the semester.

While faculty and staff continue to work remotely, only authorized personnel may access campus facilities. Read the full update.

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Youth Programs

As MassArt continues to monitor the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, it has been deemed necessary to cancel Spring 2020 Youth Programs. 
Summer Youth Programs are continuing as planned.

MassArt believes in the importance of a quality arts education beginning in elementary school. We offer affordable, diverse programs for students in grades 3-12 that give students the ability to access the power of the arts for their future success.

Academic Year Programs

Portfolio Development >

For students in Grades 9-12

Spring Session
March 6 - May 8
Fridays, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Dual Enrollment >

For students in Grades 11-12

Saturday Studios > 

For students in Grades 3-12
March 21 - May 9, 2020 | Saturdays, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Xtreme! Week >

For students in 7-12, offered during April school vacation week
April 20-24, 2020 | Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 4:30pm

artward bound

Artward Bound >

A free intensive four-year arts and academic program for underrepresented high school students from Boston Public Schools

Summer Programs

Creative STUDIOS >

For students entering Grades 7-9

Summer Intensives >

For students entering Grades 10-12

pre-college summer Studios >

For students entering Grades 11-12

Program Information


Generous support from the Civil Society Institute and the NEA contribute to the available financial aid for students in need of assistance. Scholarships are based on financial need and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate in your registration form if you would like to request a scholarship. Please note that you will be asked to provide family financial information (required). 

If the scholarship amount awarded does not meet your financial needs, and you do not plan to accept the award, you must notify us in writing or you will forfeit your deposit. Deadlines for notification are ten days prior to the program start date.

cancellation & Refund Policy

Full program cost, less the deposit, will be refunded if the request to drop is received in writing to the email one day* prior to the start of the program. If the request to cancel is received on or after the program start date, you will be responsible for the balance due. MassArt reserves the right to cancel courses in the event of an insufficient number of registrations. You will receive a full refund in the event that a course is cancelled for this reason.

*One month for Pre-College Summer Studios

Drop-off & Pick-up Policy 

Included in their orientation packet, parents/guardians will receive additional information about parking, drop-off and pick-up procedures, including a map and driving directions and a pick-up authorization form for students under 12.

Students 12 years and older are dismissed directly from their classroom at the end of each class.

Students under 12 will be released only to authorized individuals listed on the pick-up authorization form. Parents/guardians must fill out the form and return it to MassArt before the first class.

Contact •  617.879.7170

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our scholarship fund today. Your generous support enables over 140 young artists and art-lovers who may not otherwise have access to the arts to participate in our programs each year. 

Donate to Youth Programs

Access to Youth Programs made possible in part by National Endowment for the Arts, Enterprise Holdings, and Lucretia Philanthropic Fund.