ACT Graduate Program Admissions Overview
The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology seeks committed, inquisitive and creative students for a selective two-year program which grants successful participants a Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology (SMACT) degree. Currently the program admits six students a year. The program focuses on researched-based artistic practice, advanced visual studies and experimentation, and offers opportunities for transdisciplinary relationships with other programs and labs at MIT. The program culminates in a final project and a written thesis.

Prospective students are encouraged to attend the ACT Open House before applying.

See the Admissions FAQ for answers to specific questions about the program and the application process.

All SMACT applicants must submit the MIT Application for Graduate Admission. The application materials consist of: application, transcripts, three recommendations, statement of objectives, and documentation of fulfillment of English Proficiency Requirement (if applicable). ACT does not require GREs. In addition to the online/paper application, candidates must submit a portfolio. Click on the link to the right for more information on portfolios. This year’s applications and portfolios are due January 6, 2021 for admission in September 2021.

The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology program is part of the Department of Architecture at MIT. Applications to ACT are collected by the Department of Architecture Admissions Office. Any materials that must be mailed (such as transcripts) should be sent to the Department of Architecture Admissions Office. Please do NOT send any materials directly to ACT. Also, inquiries about the application process are also handled by the Department of Architecture Admissions Office.

MIT Department of Architecture
Attn: Admissions (SMACT Degree)
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 7-337
Cambridge, MA 02139
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