"The faculty encouraged me to explore by suggesting extracurricular activities and internships that supplemented what I was learning in the classroom, and helped prepare me for my job as education coordinator for the Clark Art Institute." Monica Henry '07
Fine & Performing Arts Major
The FPA major provides a strong interdisciplinary arts foundation, as well as a broad understanding of the studio, historical, theoretical, and economic dimensions of the arts. You then build on this foundation by concentrating in one of four areas: Art, Arts Management, Music, or Theatre.
Why MCLA is Different
Small classes and a dedicated, talented faculty help you develop meaningful connections essential to both academic and professional success. Demonstrate your accomplishments in public performances on and off campus, or at art exhibitions at MCLA's own Gallery 51. If you're a thespian, audition at the Institute of Outdoor Drama in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where MCLA students routinely do very well.
and apprenticeships include placement in world class venues
such as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and
Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Terrie Pratt, Administrator