An artist builds an instrument while four students look on.
CAST Visiting Artist Pawel Romanczuk, Small Instruments IAP, 2015. Photo: L. Barry Hetherington.

Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)

Distinctive for its emphasis on the research and development phase of artistic work, the CAST Visiting Artist residencies embed artists in the cutting-edge research and teaching at MIT, where scientists and engineers are open to artists’ speculative and hands-on way of working

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MIT Museum exterior, 2014.

MIT Museum

A venue for exploration that engages the wider community with MIT’s science, technology, and other areas of scholarship in ways that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

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Fred Harris conducts the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble on the MIT Kresge Auditorium stage.
MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble. Courtesy of MIT MTA.

Music and Theater Arts

Music and Theater Arts invites students to explore these disciplines as artistic practices and as cultural, intellectual and personal avenues of inquiry and discovery. Students may pursue concentrations, minors or majors in either Music or Theater, as well as joint majors with Engineering or Science.

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