Graduates of the Combined Degree program receive two degrees within five years: a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. The Five-Year program offers preparation for a career in the arts and unparalleled advantages for the professional artist. Students must fulfill the foundation, distribution and concentration requirements of a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Arts & Sciences, in addition to the SMFA at Tufts studio requirements.
In addition to your BFA, you graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a major of your choice.
Portfolio Submission Deadlines:
Early Decision I: November 1
Early Decision II/ Regular Decision: January 1
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Get a free IELTS practice test
Minimum required score:
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Letters of Recommendation. In addition to your guidance counselor recommendation, BFA applicants must also submit a recommendation from an art teacher.
Extracurricular Activities. In addition to any other extracurricular involvement, SMFA at Tufts seeks students who are engaged in art-making.
Application fee or waiver.
High School Transcript including Senior Grades.
Either SAT or ACT scores. We do not require SAT Subject Tests, the SAT Essay, or the writing section of the ACT.
Visual art portfolio. You must submit 15-20 images and/or up to 10 minutes of time-based work. More information on the portfolio requirement below.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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