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Montserrat College of Art

MA

Montserrat is a single purpose institution with a mission to provide an under- graduate education in the visual arts. This was articulated in1970, when Montserrat was founded by a group of eight artist-educators. Small by design, the school was committed to providing a professional art education in a setting to address specific needs of the individual student. The choice of location in seaside Beverly was intended to build upon the connection to the already substantial legacy of art making on the North Shore of Boston.

In 1984 Montserrat received authority to become a four-year college offering the Bachelor of Fine Arts. In the mid-1980s, it received full accreditation at the national level. In 1992, the college moved to histor... More