7 reasons to join us at the College of Fine Arts
In the video above, Shayna Mizrahi (CAS’13) and Ashley Yaraghi (CFA’13) share thoughts about a friendship forged over toothpaste.
Boston is revolutionary.
Boston is where big, bold ideas are born. Same goes for BU. We were the first university in the U.S. to grant a degree in music, to open all divisions to female students, and to pioneer the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree. And we are the only university in Boston to combine the professional study of music, theatre, and visual arts in one college.
Small setting, large university.
CFA offers the best of both worlds: a broad liberal arts education with a focused conservatory-style programs. We’ll give you artistic excellence and academic depth in a highly personalized environment. CFA students feel at home in our community, while experiencing the University, including double degrees, honors college, and minors in anything that BU offers (yes, anything!)
We’re a community of artists.
What makes CFA unique is the collaboration and infusion that comes from housing three disciplines under one roof. CFA students study under a talented, dynamic, highly-engaged faculty composed of Broadway producers, noted artists, award-winning designers, and world-renowned musicians and scholars, including 30 members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Prepare for the future – then, create it.
At CFA, we’re educating artists, musicians and scholars, but we’re also preparing leaders, entrepreneurs and advocates for the arts. We instill a range of practical skills to infuse career potential; enabling students to lead and succeed in the increasingly competitive and multi-faceted art world of the 21st century.
Go far with study abroad.
CFA students enrich their undergraduate experience with arts-focused semester abroad opportunities: London or Arezzo, Italy for Theatre students, London for Music students, and Venice for Visual Arts students. The College of Fine Arts has the highest percentage of undergraduates studying abroad among all BU colleges!
Facilities that facilitate your ambitions.
119 brand-new, sound-proofed, environmentally-controlled music practice rooms (more than any music school in Boston), 6 on-campus art galleries, 2 performances each year at Boston’s Symphony Hall, 1 top-notch printmaking facility (we think it’s the best in Boston), 10 theatre performance venues ranging from a 60-seat black box theater to a 900-seat Broadway-style proscenium stage at our very own BU Theatre.
As a tight-knit community, CFA forms the “artistic heart” of BU, centered within a thriving university in a cosmopolitan city. CFA produces more than 500 performances and exhibits each year. And with free admission to the BSO and the Museum of Fine Arts, inspiration is never more than a few steps away.