For MA/New England residents, MassArt provides a Fine Arts education for a terrific price.
The school's administration is poorly organized. If you have a question about paperwork, it can sometimes take multiple attempts and contacts before the issue is resolved.
The best thing about attending MassArt is the application of the school's philosophy to the curriculum and quality of instruction. The school's philosophy is to produce not only skilled, able...
For commuters, this school is located in an area that is difficult to commute to. However, the school is currently developing a new dormitory building to provide more housing opportunities for...
Tuition is much less, since it's a state school. And it's a good value, as there are professors that teach here as well as more prestigious colleges like RISD.
Programs are very traditional, to their own detriment. At least in regard to the communication design departments, use of computer programs are not taught, or are minimally taught, and frequently...
The professors & the community. Everyone here are friends. The people in your major, become your creative, and personal lifeline. They're fantastic and above the college I went to.
Lack of organization of registration.
The tuition! It is also a mucher cheaper and MUCH less pretentious alternative to the Museum School.
The school gives a GREAT foundation for becoming an ARTIST. If youd like to survive commercially once you graduate, Massart definitely lacks in the ways in which it prepares its students for post...
Possibly the only art school where you will encounter people from all walks of life: this is no incubator for trust fund babies. You are expected to take all of your courses seriously and to work...
Because it's budget comes from state funding, some years they get somewhat behind on technology and facilities.
amazing photo labs and glass blowing facilities (plus the best caf french fries you'll ever have!)
Some of the best facilities that you could ever want. Also, it's a bargain. Lastly, I found the non art classes (history, literature, etc.) to be fantastic, great professors.
There are no grades. This means that you'll do great if you're self motivated but if you need that goal of getting an A you won't have it. Lots of people get lost and unfortunately do the least...
I got a great education with full use of facilities for a really great price (in state tuition). Wonderful faculty, good on campus housing (for first year students) access to lots of art and...
Not much - no sports if you are into that thing (but can play at other Fenway schools)
Independence and creativity are highly encouraged. You are treated like a responsible adult. You can get everything you want out of this college.
Academics are not really emphasized. They Do have wonderful Art history classes and teachers, though and Literature classes, too.
many departments with great facilities
not a school for people looking for and easy degree.
The time seemd too short
Mass Art is THE ONLY PUBLICLY FUNDED ART SCHOOL LEFT IN THE U.S. Which means it is very inexpensive compared to rival schools, such as The Rhode Island School of Design (very expensive). Mass Art...
If you're into sports, not such a safe bet. But most artists aren't, anyway. I wouldn't miss out on a college such as Mass Art because of sports. That would be silly.
The price and faculty! Then located close to major other universities where you can hear free lectures at! Public transportation is pretty good too! Faculty that teaches Museum School often teaches...
Bars close at 2 AM! LOL. Expensive off campus housing? Cheaper if you have roommates. 33 degrees fahrenheit from October to April. Not enough free grants.
Studio Space. You get to really become an independent person, speak appropriately about your work and others and you get to build a close relationship with teachers.
Since I commute from outside the city, it takes me a good 30 min on the train,( but the school does give a discount on T-passes.)
A wide variety of cultural backgrounds and social groups, all under one unified group of artists. I learned so much from just talking to other students, and loved going to school here.
Because it is very affordable, it doesn't have the most highly polished foyer or the coolest looking classrooms. As an artist and being very visual, this would sometimes get me down, but I know the...
I was well prepared for a teaching career after my many experiences in the Art Ed Dept. Boston is a great city too!
At the time that I went to Mass Art there was no student housing.
The price of tuition for the training and instruction you receive
Some of the coursework could be more rigorous