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Explore Opportunities in the Arts for MIT Students
Arts, humanities, and STEM fields forge an essential partnership at MIT
COMPUTING AND THE ARTS: Explore MIT works of artistry and innovation
The arts at MIT are rooted in experimentation, risk-taking, and imaginative problem-solving.
~73% of first-year students in the last decade have been active in the arts
An outstanding and growing public art collection of more than 50 works
MIT has the oldest architecture program in the United States, established in 1865
Student Opportunities in the Arts at MIT
Pursue a major, minor, concentration, or graduate degree in the arts
Join a community of like-minded art enthusiasts and creative practitioners
Explore the galleries, exhibition spaces, museum, and public art on the MIT Campus
Acquire funding, tools, training, and space to create
Art events, exhibitions, and performances available to the public at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Academics & Research
Classes for Credit
Majors, minors, concentrations, Master’s and PhD’s in the arts are possible in many subjects
MIT Faculty Projects
CAST offers funding for MIT faculty and principal or senior research staff from all departments, labs, and centers for the development of creative projects
The Student Art Association (SAA) provides extra-academic, hands-on instruction and studio experience in the arts for all levels in a range of media
Visiting Artists Collaborations
The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology hosts artists from a wide range of visual and performing arts disciplines each academic year, exposing students to the creative process and fostering cross-fertilization among disciplines.
Full-time MIT students may cross-register for classes at Harvard University, Wellesley College, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design
The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology supports cross-disciplinary curricular initiatives that integrate the arts into the core curriculum and create new artistic work or materials, media, and technologies for artistic expression.
Resources & Opportunities
Find exhibition space, work space, extra-curricular fine arts classes, mentorship, performance groups, funding for projects, and so much more!
Support for creative projects, hosting artist residencies, teaching cross-disciplinary classes, and conducting research
Access free and discounted tickets to MIT arts events on campus, take a fine arts class after work, and engage with others who share your passion for the arts.
Stay connected to the arts at MIT after you graduate
Information about the more than fifty works of art and architecture in MIT’s public art collection, art exhibition spaces open to the public, and loads of events and performances presented throughout the year.
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