Teaching and Learning

MassArt provides a wide range of support services for students; each of these programs and departments share the mutual objective of promoting academic achievement. The Learning and Writing Centers provide academic coaching and tutoring, and students with disabilities can request classroom accommodations through our learning specialist, who directs these programs. The Morton R. Godine Library provides workshops on research techniques and information literacy. The bookstore (Follet's) supplies course material, books and art supplies, and AVMS loans digital equipment to students, faculty and staff.

MassArt faculty are encouraged to access a variety of professional development opportunities-—a new resource is the still-developing Colleges of the Fenway Teaching and Learning Collaborative, which presents workshops and conferences and plans to offer a certificate program in college teaching. The faculty handbook can be found in this section also.

In Fall of 2011, MassArt developed college wide learning outcomes for all MassArt students. The MassArt community aspires to prepare our graduates to...

1. generate a personal focus and contribute an independent voice to the world;

2. work effectively within the tenets of art, design, and scholarship;

3. seek opportunities and be ready to work as professionals in architecture; art education; art history; design; fine arts; and related fields;

4. skillfully use a variety of materials, processes, tools, media, and strategies to serve their intent, learning more as needed;

5. communicate clearly, creatively, and critically across a range of forms and contexts;

6. connect ideas effectively within and across media and disciplines;

7. refer to the fullest range of historical and contemporary art and design sources from across cultures and time;

8. engage in ongoing cycles of critical and creative thinking, investigation, making, reviewing, and revising to realize ideas and works;

9. evaluate, question, and challenge conformist thinking and create new paradigms;

10. apply a wide range of research methods and technologies in gathering and analyzing information(e.g., texts, objects, images, events, behaviors)for art, design, and scholarship;

11. engage effectively in individual and/or collaborative approaches to work;

12. interact proactively and constructively with diverse local, national, and global communities;

13. seek and incorporate sustainable practices for professional work;

14. advocate for architects, art educators, art historians, artists and designers as important contributors to society.