Brandeis University

Brandeis University is a community of scholars and students united by their commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and its transmission from generation to generation. As a research university, Brandeis is dedicated to the advancement of the humanities, arts, and social, natural and physical sciences. As a liberal arts college, Brandeis affirms the importance of a broad and critical education in enriching the lives of students and preparing them for full participation in a changing society, capable of promoting their own welfare, yet remaining deeply concerned about the welfare of others.

In a world of challenging social and technological transformations, Brandeis remains a center of open inquiry and teaching, cherishing its independence from any doctrine or government. It strives to reflect the heterogeneity of the United States and of the world community whose ideas and concerns it shares. In the belief that the most important learning derives from the personal encounter and joint work of teacher and students, Brandeis encourages undergraduates and postgraduates to participate with distinguished faculty in research, ... [ Read All ]


United States

415 South Street
Phone: (781) 736-2000

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Location and Getting there

Brandeis University is located just nine miles from Boston and is within easy driving distance of the region's major cities.
From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) Eastbound:
Take exit 14 for I-95/Rt 128. After the toll, keep left for 95/128 North. While on ramp, exit immediately onto exit 24 for Route 30. Bear left onto Route 30. Turn right at first traffic light onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis is 0.5 miles ahead on the left of South Street.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) Westbound:
Take exit 15 for I-95/Rt 128 and Route 30. After the toll proceed straight for Route 30. Turn right at end of the ramp, and then right again at first traffic light onto Route 30. Turn left at next traffic light onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis is 0.5 miles ahead on the left of South Street.

From I-95/Route 128 Southbound:
From I-95/Route 128 Southbound: Take exit 24 for Route 30. At end of ramp, proceed through traffic light (across Route 30). This is River Road (River Road becomes South Street), and Brand...  [ Read All ]

Department and information about the department

The Brandeis University Department of Fine Arts invites students to experience art as both scholarship and a process of creation. By uniting artistic excellence with intellectual inquiry, Brandeis affirms the importance of a broad education in preparing our students for creative participation in a changing society. Our students are encouraged to develop their artistry with the idealism of a global perspective.

Fine arts students are educated in visual thinking through experience. The department offers programs in studio art and history of art for undergraduates who wish to study the visual arts as a creative artist or as a humanist. The studio art program offers diverse approaches in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. The art history program is designed to give a breadth and depth of knowledge about international art movements from the past to the present.

Our post-baccalaureate in studio art is recognized as one of the finest in the country. It provides intensive training for ambitious young artists interested in enhancing their technique and developing their portfolio in preparation for graduate students.

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Academic Staff and Description

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Information For  Undergraduates

Fine Arts Programs
Studio Art

Art is a language of its own making. As such a student is educated in visual thinking and creativity through what is fundamentally a process of direct experience. Our faculty of exhibiting artists offers diverse approaches in painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, and new media. The curriculum reflects the studio department's inclusive approach to the creative process, and the program fosters a student's ability to make an informed judgment. The studio program is supplemented through a distinguished visiting artist program, a strong pedagogical link with the Rose Art Museum, and trips to important museums and galleries in New York City, and the Boston area. Through the core of studio classes the student is able to realize with excellence his or her potential for expression and informed vision. Studio is an appropriate vehicle for an intellectual experience within the liberal arts context and students are assisted in the preparation for B.F.A. and M.F.A. graduate programs.

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Information For  Postgraduates

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Studio Art

The Post-Baccalaureate Program is designed for students with a bachelor's degree who are interested in extending their experience in studio art. The program is a one or two-year residency program that is an intensive studio program focusing on the disciplines of painting and sculpture. The structure emphasizes independent work with assistance achieved through critical interaction with faculty and visiting artists. Students can prepare portfolios for admission to graduate school, or achieve the self-sufficiency necessary for continued studio work outside an academic environment. Graduates of the Post Baccalaureate Program have gone on from the program to the best graduate schools in the country or have gone straight into the art world with great success in both areas. In the decade that the program has been running, it has provided a strong backbone for countless artists' critical thinking and studio habits.

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Student Life

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There are a variety of housing options at Brandeis, making living on-campus comfortable and enjoyable.


First year students live in either Massell Quad or North Quad, both of which are traditional style hall living arrangements containing single, double and triple rooms.


Sophomores live in East Quad, Rosenthal Quad, the Castle, Charles River Apartments or 567 South Street. East Quad and Rosenthal Quad are composed of single and double rooms, East being a traditional style hall, and Rosenthal containing suites of eight people. 567 South Street offers two bedroom and efficiency-style apartments which include kitchens. The Charles River apartments offer efficiency, two bedroom, three bedroom, and five bedroom apartments. All apartments have a kitchen area and private bathroom. Efficiency and some two bedroom apartments do not have living rooms. The Castle offers traditional hall style living and suite living arrangements.


Juniors and seniors primarily live in Ziv Quad, Charles River Apartments, or the Village; the Foster Mods are exclus...  [ Read All ]

How To Apply

We are looking for students from all backgrounds and walks of life. We are also looking for students who want to make the most out of their four years. Students who are intellectually curious, interested in broadening their horizons and committed to social justice are a particularly good match for Brandeis.

All applicants must submit the following:

1. Application for Admission (complete one of the following):

* Complete the Common Application online at
* Download a print application here:

2. Application Supplement

3. SAT or ACT (submit one of the following):

* SAT I exam (with writing) and two SAT II subject tests
* ACT exam (with writing)

4. One recommendation from a teacher who has taught you in an academic subject

5. One counselor recommendation

6. An essay (may be the essay provided in your Common Application)

Admissions Interviews

Interviews are recommended, but not required. If you wish to schedule an interview, please follow these guidelines:

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Visit us (open days)

Situated on 235 beautiful acres in Waltham, Massachusetts, Brandeis is a welcoming place of opportunity for students and faculty from around the world. Students hail from all 50 states and from more than 50 countries.

Opportunities are equally diverse: on any given weekend, a Brandeis student might listen to a brilliant gospel choir, eat at an authentic ethnic restaurant, attend a lecture on groundbreaking research or participate in one of dozens of other athletic, arts or social events that pack the University's calendar.

We encourage you to explore this Web site and visit the campus soon.

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