If you’re looking for small class sizes, flexible scheduling, personal attention, and a close-knit community, you’ve come to the right place.
The Department of Art and Music at Framingham State University has all of this, and more, including a stellar faculty and motivated students. Let us help you build a successful path to your career in Art and Design.
We offer a collaborative, innovative, and interdisciplinary environment where creativity thrives. Small classes allow us to get to know our students. This personalized experience, combined with a pursuit of academic excellence, is why students choose our program.
The wonderful faculty, inspiring courses, and healthy environment at Framingham State allowed for my passions to flourish and my drive to become an artist was realized. Enrolling at FSU for my undergraduate degree was the best decision I could have made to fuel my creative mind."
BA in Studio Art (Painting), 2014; MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2017
Application to the Major
All prospective students for the Studio Art major regardless of concentration are required to submit a portfolio, which will be reviewed by the faculty. Applicants for admission into the major should submit their portfolio digitally through Slideroom (link forthcoming).
The Portfolio should contain 10-15 examples of the strongest and most recent artwork made by the applicant.
The portfolio should include artworks:
> Created from direct observation (minimum one self-portrait and one still-life)
> Using a variety of media, techniques, subject matter and scale
> Work samples that demonstrate dedication, sustained interest and artistic development over time.
> Sketchbooks, graphic design work and experimental pieces are also acceptable
Application Deadline(s): Fall Semester - November 15 (Early Decision), February 15, March 15 (Transfers); Spring Semester - December 1
On-Campus Portfolio Reviews
The Portfolio Review, held twice a year, is an opportunity for potential students to meet individually with representatives of the faculty and discuss their work, ambitions and interest in the major. It is intended to be primarily informational and to help the student prepare their portfolio for admission to the Studio Art major. High School Juniors, Seniors and Transfer Students are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Each participant will meet with two faculty members for 15-20 minutes. If faculty feel the student is fully prepared for entry into the major the digital portfolio requirement can be waived after the assessment of the student’s work at the in-person review.
Fall Portfolio Review
Friday, November 3, 2017
Spring Portfolio Review
Friday, February 2, 2018
Please note that all completed applications to the Studio Art program will be acted upon as undeclared majors by the Admissions Committee at the end of March if they have not yet completed the Portfolio Review Requirement, current FSU students who want to declare either the Studio Art must participate in one of the scheduled Portfolio Reviews before you can enroll in certain Studio Art courses.
Framingham State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)