The Acorn Man statue on the Tufts University campus

Advancing the Arts & Humanities

The excellence of the Tufts’ liberal arts experience reflects a commitment to nurturing the imagination through the arts and to critical thinking through rigorous open-ended inquiry in the humanities. Together, these opportunities shape self-confident, insightful, and brave leaders for a rapidly changing and interconnected world.

  • Starting in the fall of 2019, scholars from around the world will explore past and present meanings of family and kinship in a year-long seminar led by Tufts University and supported by the Mellon Foundation through its Sawyer Seminar program.
Khaldoun Hijazin, shown in his studio in Jordan, has developed collaborative exhibitions to bring attention to contemporary visual arts. Photo: Ahmad Salameh

When Khaldoun Hijazin returned to his native Jordan in 2014 after earning his M.F.A. from Tufts, his immediate future was mapped out: teaching at the University of Jordan’s School of Arts and Design and building a career as a visual artist and cultural practitioner.

A student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) walks down the staircase.
Students establish their own perspective through diverse academic and material studies in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA) combined degree program.