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Arts at Tufts

Our students  perform, create, and research the arts in concert halls, theaters, art studios, galleries, libraries, labs, and classrooms at Tufts and in its surrounding communities. Explore the Arts at Tufts.

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  • Housed in the state-of-the-art Granoff Music Center, the Department of Music offers a rich array of classes, embracing music in forms from many different backgrounds, traditions, and cultures. Experience music in ways you can only begin to imagine with additional offerings made possible by the Music Engineering program, the university’s collaboration with the New England Conservatory, and the Community Music Program.

  • Officially recognized as a major and minor in 2015, FMS includes core courses in film and media analysis, history, theory and production, supplemented by electives in a variety of academic departments and programs.

  • A group of people stand in the middle of an art exhibit while a man talks.

    The Tufts University Art Galleries engage with artists, scholars, and works of art to provoke conversation around today’s pressing cultural and social issues. Through exhibitions and programming focused on contemporary art, alongside broader research and collecting, we provide a pedagogical space for the Tufts community and wider publics. The Art Galleries are located in the Aidekman Arts Center on the university’s main Medford campus and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA at Tufts) in Boston.

  • Drama programs at Tufts bring together hundreds of students to perform in three faculty-directed productions and over a dozen student-directed and designed shows each year. Dance courses cover a vast range of styles including African and Latin dance, ballet, kathak, hip hop, jazz, modern and musical theatre.

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    The School of the Museum of Fine Arts officially became part of Tufts' School of Arts and Sciences in July 2016. The SMFA at Tufts is an extraordinary art school, animated and enriched by its affiliation with a major research university and a world class museum. We offer students the opportunity to explore art in all of its diverse forms and expressions, while ensuring a high-quality liberal arts education. 

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    The Department of English offers classes in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and journalism as part of the Creative Writing program, offered to both its majors and minors.

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Arts Spaces

Tufts Art Gallery at Aidekman Arts Center

  • Tisch Family Gallery
  • Koppelman Gallery
  • Remis Sculpture Court
  • Slater Concourse Gallery (a Tufts community gallery)

SMFA Galleries

  • Grossman Gallery
  • Mission Hill Gallery

Granoff Music Center

  • Distler Performance Hall
  • Fisher Performance Room
  • Ruth Lilly Music Library
  • World Music Room & Instrument Collection
  • Varis Lecture Hall

The Dance Lab & Jackson Gym

Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT)