Skip to content

Supported Disabilities

  • Physical/Ambulatory
  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Vision/Blind
Accessibility Score
Information look out of date? Request Update
General Information
621 Huntington Ave
Boston , Massachusetts 02115-5882

Disability Resource Office

Student Accessibility Services
Academic Resource Center – Tower 811
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115-5882
Office Graphics

About Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, commonly known as MassArt, is a public university located in Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 1873, MassArt is the oldest publicly-funded art college in the United States. With a rich history and prestigious reputation, this institution has nurtured countless artists, designers, and creative professionals over the years.

Situated in the vibrant city of Boston, MassArt is surrounded by a thriving artistic and cultural scene. The city itself is renowned for its deep-rooted history, diverse neighborhoods, and world-class institutions. It offers an ideal environment for students seeking inspiration, creativity, and academic excellence. With galleries, museums, theaters, and a multitude of artistic events, Boston provides abundant opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the arts.

MassArt’s campus is situated in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, adding to the artistic ambiance of the college. The campus is conveniently located near some of the city’s most notable cultural attractions, such as the Museum of Fine Arts and Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. This proximity allows students to explore renowned art collections and experience the excitement of a major league baseball game.

The university offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, including fine arts, design, media arts, and art education. Students at MassArt have the opportunity to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fields like painting, sculpture, graphic design, photography, illustration, architecture, and printmaking, among others.

One of MassArt’s key strengths lies in its faculty, which consists of accomplished artists, designers, and educators who bring their expertise and real-world experiences to the classroom. They provide students with valuable insights, mentorship, and guidance to help them develop their artistic abilities and shape their creative identities. Students also benefit from small class sizes, ensuring personalized attention and a supportive learning environment.

MassArt is committed to providing its students with extensive resources and facilities to facilitate their artistic practices. The college boasts state-of-the-art studios, well-equipped workshops, computer labs, digital media centers, and exhibition spaces. These facilities enable students to explore and experiment with various mediums and techniques, pushing the boundaries of artistic expression.

In addition to its academic programs, MassArt offers a wide array of extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations that cater to students’ diverse interests. These opportunities allow students to engage with fellow artists, collaborate on projects, and build a strong sense of community.

Moreover, MassArt has a strong emphasis on community engagement and social impact. The college encourages students to utilize their art and design skills to address social issues and effect positive change. Through community outreach programs, partnerships with local organizations, and service learning opportunities, MassArt students actively contribute to the city’s cultural and social landscape.

In conclusion, Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a distinguished institution that has played a significant role in shaping the artistic landscape of Boston and the United States. With its rich history, vibrant location, distinguished faculty, and robust academic programs, MassArt provides a nurturing and inspiring environment for students to develop their artistic skills, explore their passions, and become the next generation of innovative and influential creators.

View More

Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations