So Much to Discover
There's always something new to explore at MassArt. Whether you're attending a reception for a new student exhibition, listening to a world-renowned visiting artist, or collaborating on an interdisciplinary project with your friends, you'll always unearth something exciting.
- The Lab
- Film Cage
- Loom Room
- Pozen Center
- Hot Shop
- Kiln Room
- Design and Media Center
- Universal Tools
- MassArt Art Museum (MAAM)
- Tree House
- Smith Hall
- Artists' Residence
- Evans Way Park
- Colleges of the Fenway
- Photography Labs
Interdisciplinary studio environments available to students in all departments. These computer labs are frequently used as classroom spaces as well.
Installed hardware and software reflect the realities of professional work environments for artists as closely as possible. Software is kept current, and hardware is upgraded every three years.
The lab supports activities including electronic design (print and Web) and prepress, animation, digital illustration, photography, video and audio, interactive multimedia, 3D modeling and rendering, animation, electronic device control, and computer programming.
On the 12th & 13th floors of Tower building, the MassArt Library boasts amazing views, an anatomy lab, a computer lab, study spaces, over 200 journals/magazines, more than 90,000 circulating volumes, approximately 3,000 DVDs & videotapes, games, artists' books, and museum passes.
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Located in the Communication Design Studio on the 9th floor of the Tower Building, the MassArt Letterpress is one of the largest shops for learning letterpress in New England.
The 9,000 square foot printmaking studio located in the MassArt's South Building was constructed in an open plan divided into three sections: an etching, relief, monotype area; lithography and additional relief area; and a silkscreen area.
The Film Cage is located in East Hall, room E120 and offers students in the Film/Video major and elective classes access to Film, Video, and Audio equipment.
Monday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Reservations will no longer be taken via email. They must be done in person during equipment hours or on-line. Please note: Large Equipment Items (LEI's) require reservations. LEI's include any groups of 4 or more items, light kits 600W or larger (including jokerbug), bolexes (since they often require lenses, light meter, tripod, etc), and sync kits.
The Loom room includes individual workspaces for each junior and senior, a surface design studio, two weaving studios, a dye kitchen, a darkroom, a papermaking studio, and spaces for the construction of large-scale fiber projects.
The Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) manages the Pozen Center, a 3,000 square foot light-tight flexible performance space equipped with video, audio, and lighting systems.
The Glass Shed, colloquially known as the "Hot Shop" is a 2500 square feet studio for glass-blowing and flame working.
MassArt has one of the premiere ceramic kiln rooms in New England. The 3,000 square-foot MassArt Kiln Room is fully ventilated for indoor firing and includes custom-made ventilation for each kiln, including Raku and Sawdust/Smoke firing.
All Ceramics Majors are trained to fire both gas (Bisque and High Fire Reduction) and electric kilns and to mix their own clays and glazes.
The Fine Arts 3D Sculpture metalshop provides industry quality metalworking facilities to all students at MassArt. This includes a full-production metal foundry for cast bronze, aluminum, and iron using sand molds, and the lost wax method with ceramic shell.
Located on the lower level of the Design and Media Center, MassArt's Woodshop offers students from all areas of the College, including Sculpture, Architecture, Furniture Design, and Industrial Design, access to professional tools and equipment.
Design and Media Center
New in 2016, MassArt's Design and Media Center (DMC) is the front entrance of campus as well as a central artery connecting the Tower Building with North, South, and East halls. This 40,000 square foot building provides a flexible framework to support contemporary, interdisciplinary practices and teaching methods.
MassArt has universal tools and resources that are open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the College, regardless of major. These facilities include the Digital Fabrication Labs (Fablabs) - which include tools for 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Laser cutting, and a PCLab for 3D modeling; a Documentation Room; an Installation Room; a Lighting Installation Room; Public Spaces; Sound Studio; and Woodshop.
MassArt Art Museum (MAAM)
The MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) is Boston’s newest museum, a space to experience works by visionary artists at the forefront of contemporary art. As MassArt's teaching museum, exhibitions in the museum serve to further the education of the MassArt community, and provide public access to the arts for the metropolitan Boston area.
The Tree House Residence Hall was conceived with the collaborative input of students, faculty and the neighboring community, as a refreshing, artful and sustainable building along the Avenue of the Arts.
Smith Hall's innovative design includes studio workrooms and quiet rooms on each floor, and also houses MassArt's Artward Bound program.
The Artists' Residence is a state-of-the-art living and working environment for undergraduate and graduate student artists.
Evans Way Park
Evans Way Park is part of the Emerald Necklace, architected by Frederick Law Olmsted, the park stems off the Muddy River Park and sits between Tower Building, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Wentworth dormitories.
Adjacent to MassArt is the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. In order to further students' education and exploration of artistic techniques, MassArt students receive complimentary admission to area museums.
The courtyard at MassArt is the College's hidden green space surrounded by the Collins Building and North, South, and East halls. Not only a popular hangout in between classes, the courtyard is the frequent home to temporary works of art, performances, and installations. On warm days, classes such as "Puppet Theater" may meet in the space.
Programming in the courtyard includes "drive-in" movies, barbeques, and MassArt's infamous Iron Pour, where students pour molten, liquid iron melted from donated scrap metal into molds to create new forms.
Colleges of the Fenway
MassArt is part of a consortium of colleges called the Colleges of the Fenway, this allows MassArt students to cross-register for courses, join intramural sports, join performing arts programs and clubs, and much more.
The College is located directly across from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) (commonly referred to as the "T") Green Line Longwood Medical Area T-Stop on the E Line. The MBTA provides public transportation within Boston and Cambridge, as well as across the state of Massachusetts.
MassArt's photography facilities, often referred to as the "Cage," occupy the 6th floor of the Kennedy building. Both the Cage and Digital Lab open approximately 1 week after classes begin and close the last day of undergraduate reviews. Schedule adjusts for holidays and class breaks, please check the Academic Calendar for exact dates.
MassArt Social Hub
Get Out There and Get Going
MassArt students are encouraged to extend the boundaries of learning beyond the classroom and studio through extracurricular activities that allow them to meet new people, gain new experiences, and make a difference in the campus community.
MassArt's Student Government Association (SGA) enhances the student experience by providing a forum in which their voices may be heard. Through open meetings, students can promote and advance matters concerning their community.