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SmithArts Academic Programs

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Majors & Minors in the Arts

With renowned faculty members and first-class facilities, majoring or minoring in an art at Smith allows you to fully immerse yourself in your chosen subject area.


Discover the imaginative, expressive powers of human movement in a program dedicated to fostering each student’s unique talents in dance performance.

Smith College Performing Arts Dance

Film & Media

Seeks to understand the moving image—something that we engage with, use to communicate, and are entertained by, almost every day.

Stop Animation Class


From a broad array of classroom courses to extensive opportunities for performance, the music department is a lively center of musical activity.

Smith College Orchestra Flute


Smith offers theatre students extraordinary opportunities both on and off the stage.

Smith College Theater Fun House 2022

Concentrations in the Arts

While less intensive than a major or a minor, concentrations in the arts provide a solid framework and hands-on experience in a number of artistic pursuits.

Archives Concentration

Designed to make histories of all kinds public and accessible through research projects and professional training.

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Book Studies Concentration

The book becomes an archaeological site for exploring the history of its design, production, promotion and dissemination, as well as the sources of its craftsmanship and beauty.

Students looking at books in the Mortimer Rare Book Room

Museums Concentration

The Museums Concentration gives students a foundation in the history of museums and the critical issues they engage.

Student sitting on a bench looking at paintings on the wall of the museum