Boston University College Of Fine Arts

Dean's Message
We welcome your interest in Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, one of this country’s leading institutions for education in the arts. Our renowned faculty is committed to providing you with outstanding opportunities and a nurturing environment in which to study, create, and perform.

If you are seeking an institution that is committed to superior artistic preparation, academic excellence, and a stimulating and challenging environment in which to learn and grow, we encourage you to explore our programs and our community of artists.

Boston

United States

Address:
855 Commonwealth Avenue
MA
02215
Phone: 617/353-3350
Website: http://www.bu.edu/cfa/vis


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Department and information about the department

School of Visual Arts

About the School
Founded in 1954, the School of Visual Arts is located in the heart of the city of Boston and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in painting, sculpture, graphic design, and art education.

Undergraduate programs offer students a classically structured educational experience based on intensive studio training. The program stresses the disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture, and two- and three-dimensional design. Course requirements also include art history and liberal arts electives. Students learn the cornerstones of art: visual education, technical skill, and aesthetic understanding, which together make persuasive self-expression possible.

Graduate students at the School of Visual Arts study with a first-rate faculty in an intimate and stimulating learning environment. Students refine their artistic skills while developing their personal vision.

The College of Fine Arts, Boston University.

 


News and Events

Thursday, March 8
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10:00 Sixty Years of North American Prints: Collecting From the Boston Printmakers
11:00 Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial
11:00 Episodes and Itineraries: Installations in Print Media by South American Artists
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7:00 Senior Showcase 2007
Friday, March 9
AM
10:00 Sixty Years of North American Prints: Collecting From the Boston Printmakers
11:00 Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial
11:00 Episodes and Itineraries: Installations in Print Media by South American Artists
Saturday, March 10
AM
10:00 Sixty Years of North American Prints: Collecting From the Boston Printmakers
11:00 Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial
Sunday, March 11
AM
10:00 Sixty Years of North American Prints: Collecting From the Boston Printmakers
11:00 Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial
Monday, March 12
AM
10:00 Sixty Years of North American Prints: Collecting From the Boston Printmakers
11:00 Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial
Tuesday, March 13
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Information For  Undergraduates

Undergraduate Application Procedures
All applicants to the College of Fine Arts must apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and meet the standards of admission to Boston University. In addition to completing an application to Boston University, all prospective CFA students must have an artistic evaluation by the College of Fine Arts (audition or portfolio review).  


Information For  Postgraduates

Graduate Application Information

Apply On-Line
Prospective students are encouraged to apply on-line.
Please send supporting materials (recommendations, transcripts, etc.) to: BU College of Fine Arts, Graduate Admissions, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Room 230, Boston, MA 02215.


Applicants to the College of Fine Arts must submit all required application materials before the audition/interview or prior to the time that the portfolio is sent.

The College of Fine Arts offers graduate programs leading to the degree of Master of Music, Master of Fine Arts, (Theatre), Master of Fine Arts (Visual Arts), and Doctor of Musical Arts. An Artist Diploma in Music Performance, a post-masters Performance Diploma, a Certificate from the Opera Institute, and Artisan Certificate from the School of Theatre are also offered.

Applications to all graduate and certificate programs must include

* A completed application for admission as a graduate student.
* A resume.
* Official transcripts from each college and graduate school attended, to be requested by the applicant.
* A non-refundable $70 application fee payable to Bosto...  [ Read All ]


Information For  International Students

Graduate Application Procedures for International Students
All international students must submit the required material for the specific program that they are applying to. In addition, the student must complete the International Student Data Form. This form is included with the on-line application Please note that the International Student Data Form does not take the place of the application for admission. International students must submit both the International Student Data Form and the application for admission.

All international students whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from a college/university in which English was the language of instruction must take the Test of English as a Second Language (TOEFL) test. For master's candidates, a score of 550 (213 on computer-based examination or 80 on the internet examination) or above is required. For Doctoral candidates, a score of 600 (250 on computer-based examination or 100 on the internet examination) or above is required. The CFA reporting number for the TOEFL is 3082. TOEFL scores are due by the application deadline.  


Student Facilities

BU Galleries

* 808 Gallery
* Sherman Gallery
* Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery
* Commonwealth Gallery



Visiting Artists

Each semester, the School of Visual Arts' Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series presents a series of lectures by various professional artists, including renowned painters, sculptors, printmakers, graphic designers, art educators, and art critics. Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from exposure to these lecturers' work, open dialogues with them about the processes of art making, as well as individual studio visits and critiques. These visiting artist lectures are also open to the public.  


Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)

http://www.bu.edu/cfa/contact/index.htm