Boston-area business and community leaders appealed to the Massachusetts State Legislature during the 1860s to create a number of institutions dedicated to stimulating interest and learning in the fields of technology and fine art. In addition to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Museum of Fine Arts, this movement also led to the development of the Massachusetts Normal Art School in 1873. Founders Walter Smith and Charles Callahan Perkins wanted a blend of arts and business learning. Today, the school has evolved into the Massachusetts College of Art and Design - commonly known as MassArt.
According to its mission statement, MassArt is designed to "prepare students to participate in the creative economy as fine artists, designers and art educators, and to engage in the well being of their society. As a national leader in visual art and design education, the college influences contemporary culture through the accomplishments of its alumni and the creative activities of its faculty and staff."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at MassArt have access to the school's distinguished academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue degrees in concentrations such as Animation, Liberal Arts, Film/Video, Art Education, Architectural Design, Photography, Illustration, Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Studio Foundation and more.
Student living and university living at MassArt revolve around a variety of traditional campus student organizations and activities. Students may also enjoy Boston landmarks such as Fenway Park, Boston Common, the John Hancock Building, TD Garden and Back Bay.
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