Boston Art Schools

Art education refers in general to the education of artistic expression in the visual and performing arts.     

Artist Career Facts

Artist Type

Average Wage

Fine Art

$44,260

Graphic Design

$45,900

Interior Desig

$48,440

Multimedia, Animation

$63,630

Fashion Design

$64,030

Industrial Design

$64,620

Art Director

$85,610

Growth Range

More Info

1%  to  6%

School Website

Source: United States Department of Labor

Art education refers in general to the education of artistic expression in the visual and performing arts.     

Visual arts include ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking.  There are a number of major visual art schools in the Boston area and there are many universities and colleges that offer such majors. Art programs offered vary and include studio art, painting, illustration, graphic design, fashion design, cinema, and digital arts.

The performing arts include drama, music, and dance. Boston performing art schools are world-class with five important schools like the New England Conservatory and the Berklee College of Music. Popular degrees in performing arts include acting, music education, and music management.  

The onset of technology has broadened the education and career options for art majors dramatically.  Besides the traditional choices, there are now many new opportunities for artists in technology areas such web design, gaming, animation, and media.  This trend is affecting art education in general as computer skills become more important.

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Visual Art Schools
Art Programs in Universities
Art Programs in Four-Year Colleges
Art Programs in Two-Year Colleges
Art Programs in Performing Arts Colleges

 


Boston Art Schools

The following art schools in Boston are specialized in visual art education.  They are listed by size not ranking.  Please click on the name for more information.

School Tuition Selectivity Size Location Art Degrees and Popular Majors
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Low Tuition Medium Selective PeopleTwo30x15 City Location CertificateDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMS
Popular: Art History, Advertising Art, Cinema, Design, Fashion Design, Fiber + Textiles, Fine Art, Illustration, Interactive Design, Industrial/Product Design
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston High Tuition Medium Selective Small College City Location CertificateDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMS
Popular: Graphic Design, Illustration, Studio Art
Montserrat College of Art DollarTwo30x15 Open Small College Suburban Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Graphic Design, Illustration, Digital Art, Studio Art, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Crafts/Crafts DesignDegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyDegreeEmpty

 
Art Schools in Boston - Universities with arts programs

The following Boston universities offer majors in art.  They are listed by size, not ranking. Please click on the name for more information,

School Tuition Selectivity Size Location Art Degrees and Popular Majors
Boston Unversity High Tuition Medium Selective Large College City Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Advertising, Music, Management
Harvard University High Tuition Very Selective Large College City Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular: Art History, General Art Studies, General Music
Northeastern University High Tuition Very Selective Large College City Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Cinema, Drama, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media, Studio Art
University of Massachusetts Low Tuition Somewhat Selective Large College Metro Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMS
Popular: Drama, Fine Art, Music
Boston College High Tuition Very Selective Large College Metro Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeEmpty
Popular: Art History, Cinema, Drama, Music General
MIT High Tuition Very Selective Large College City Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Media, Music General
Bridgewater State University Low Tuition Somewhat Selective Medium Size College Suburban Boston Location  DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMS
Popular: Music General, Studio Art
 
Tufts University High Tuition Very Selective Large College City Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular: Art History, Drama, General Art studies, Theatre, Music General
Salem State University Low Tuition SelectivityOne15x15 Large College Suburban Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Art History, Advertising, Acting, Art Management, Design, Drama, General Studies, Theatre, Photography, Studio Art
Suffolk University Medium Tuition Somewhat Selective Large College City Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMS
Popular: Art History, Advertising, Design, Digital Arts, Drama, General Art Studies, Music General, Photography, Studio Art
Framingham State University Low Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College Suburban Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: General Art Studies
Brandeis University High Tuition  Very Selective Medium Size College Suburban Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular: Art History, Acting, Cinema, Drama, Music General, Music Theory, Composition, Studio Art, Theatre Technical
Lesley University Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College City Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMS
Popular: Art History, Advertising Art, Fine Studio Art,  Graphic Design, Illustration


 Art Schools in Boston - Four Year Colleges with Arts Programs

The following four-year Boston colleges offer art majors  The are listed by size, not ranking. Please click on the name for more information. 

School Tuition Selectivity Size Location Art Degrees and Popular Majors
Endicott College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College Suburban Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Design, Interior Design, Studio Art
Simmons College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College City Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: General Art Studies
Wentworth Institute of Technology Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College City Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Industrial Design, Interior DesignDegreeEmptyDegreeEmpty
Curry College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College Metro Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Graphic Design, Studio Art
Merrimack College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College Suburban Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: TheatreDegreeEmptyDegreeEmpty
Wellesley College High Tuition Very Selective Medium Size College Suburban Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Art History, Drama, Fine Art, General Art Studies, Music General, Photography, Printmaking, Technical Theater
Emmanuel College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College City Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Art Therapy, Graphic Design, Studio Art
Lasell College Medium Tuition Somewhat Selective Small College Metro Boston Location

DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree

Popular:  Fashion Design, Graphic Design

Gordon College Medium Tuition Medium Selectivity Small College Suburban Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Drama, General Art Studies, Music General, Theatre
Regis College Medium Tuition Somewhat Selective Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Drama, General Art Studies, Theatre
Fisher College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Small College City Location DegreeEmptyAssociate Degree
Popular: Fashion Design
Amherst College High Tuition Very Selective PeopleOne15x15 Suburban Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Drama, General Art Studies, Music General
Wheelock College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Small College City Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: General Art Studies,
Eastern Nazarene College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Music General
Mount Ida College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Fashion Design, Interior Design
Newbury College Medium Tuition Somewhat Selective Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Illustration, Interior DesignDegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyDegreeEmpty
Pine Manor College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMS
Popular: Drama, Fine ArtDegreeEmptyDegreeEmpty

 

Art Schools in Boston  - Two Year Colleges with Arts Programs

The following two-year colleges offer art majors.  The are listed by size, not ranking. Please click on the name for more information.

School Tuition Selectivity Size Location Art Degrees and Popular Majors
Quincy College Low Tuition Open Admission Medium Size College LocationCity60x15 DegreeEmptyAssociate Degree
Popular: Fine Art
Bay State College Low Tuition Somewhat Selective Small College LocationCity60x15 DegreeEmptyAssociate DegreeBachelor's Degree
Popular: Fashion Design, Arts ManagementDegreeEmptyDegreeEmpty
Bunker Hill Community College Low Tuition Open Admission Large College LocationCity60x15 DegreeEmptyAssociate Degree
Popular: Design and Fine Art
North Shore Community College Low Tuition Open Admission Medium Size College Suburban Boston Location  CertificateAssociate Degree
Popular: Graphic Design
Northern Essex Community College Low Tuition Open Admission Medium Size College Suburban Boston Location DegreeEmptyAssociate Degree
Popular: Advertising Art, Design
Massachusetts Bay Community College Low Tuition Open Admission Medium Size College Suburban Boston Location DegreeEmptyAssociate Degree
Popular: Art Management

 
Boston Art Schools - Boston Performing Arts Colleges

The following Boston colleges specialize in performing arts education in Boston.  They are listed by size, not ranking. Please click on the name for more information.

School Tuition Selectivity Size Location Art Degrees and Popular Majors
Emerson College

High Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College LocationCity60x15 DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's Degree
Popular: Acting, Cinema, Directing, Drama, Music General, Musical Theater, Technical Theater
Berklee College of Music High Tuition
 
Medium Selective Medium Size College LocationCity60x15 DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyContinued Education
Popular: Music, Jazz, Keyboard, Music Management, Music Therapy
 
New England Conservatory High Tuition Very Selective Small College LocationCity60x15 DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMSDoctorate DegreeContinued Education
Popular: Music Performance, Stringed Instruments, Woodwinds, Voice and Opera, Music Theory and Composition, Music Teacher, Jazz, Keyboard, Musicology
Boston Conservatory High Tuition Medium Selective Small College LocationCity60x15 DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMSDegreeEmptyContinued Education
Popular: Music, Drama, Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre
Longy School of Music of Bard College Medium Tuition Moderate Selectivity Small College LocationCity60x15 DegreeEmptyDegreeEmptyBachelor's DegreeDegreeMSDegreeEmptyContinued Education
Popular: Brass Instrument, Keyboard, Music Teaching, Stringed Instruments, Woodwinds, Keyboard, Theory and Composition, Performance General