Find comfort in the uncomfortable; ease in the awkward. At UMass Amherst, we encourage all students of art to examine the world with an unflinching gaze. We educate artists who are intellectually curious, artistically fearless, and technically proficient. Our studio programs encompass a wide range of media and leave space for students to invent new methods. The program prepares students for careers in the fine arts with wide applications across marketing, communications, nonprofits, and studio careers, as well as careers in arts education.