Special Programs for Undergraduates

BU Dual Degree Program

The BU Dual Degree Program between CFA and another college at BU is open to sophomores who have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Dual Degree Program is a focused course of study, necessitating superior time-management skills. The program typically requires five years to complete; however, students may shorten this time by using transfer credits, AP and IB scores, and semester course overloads.

CFA/CAS Double Degree Program

Students can earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts simultaneously through the CFA/CAS Double Degree Program. This five-year program allows highly motivated students to earn two degrees in the majors of their choice from both the College of Fine Arts and the College of Arts & Sciences. It opened beginning with freshmen applicants for September 2011 admission. Applicants must meet all of the admissions requirements for the College of Fine Arts and the College of Arts & Sciences.

Combined Programs (Bachelor’s/Master’s in Five Years)

School of Visual Arts

Studio/Art Education

The BFA/MA Program enables serious, focused, and organized undergraduate students to combine the Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in a studio area (painting, printmaking, sculpture, or graphic design), with the Master of Arts in Art Education with Initial License, completing both degrees in five years. Students who choose this option have the advantage of an exceptionally strong studio background, as well as a Master of Arts degree that includes all requirements for Massachusetts teaching certification. For more information, contact Beth Zerega, Assistant Director for Administration, School of Visual Arts.

School of Music

Performance/Music Education

The School of Music offers a five-year program that makes it possible to earn the Bachelor of Music in Performance and the Master of Music in Music Education within five years. Students in the program experience all of the coursework and performance opportunities afforded to performance majors, and undergraduate and graduate coursework in music education, including a student teaching internship. For more information, contact Dr. Diana Dansereau, Department of Music Education.