Application Deadlines at a Glance

Undergraduate Deadlines

Please visit BU’s Undergraduate Admissions website for Freshman and Transfer deadlines and requirements.

For detailed information about audition, portfolio, and artistic review requirements, please visit the School of MusicSchool of Theatre, or School of Visual Arts.

Deadlines for Auditions/Portfolio Submission
Program Early Decision Trustee Applicants ED2 Regular Decision
Theatre (Performance) November 13 January 24 January 24 February 19
Theatre (D&P) November 13 January 24 January 24 February 19
Visual Arts November 2 December 14 January 4 February 1
Music November 13 December 11 Various: Contact Us Various: Audition Information

Graduate Deadlines

Music

Prescreening deadline December 1 (Opera Institute: December 15)

Application deadline December 15


Theatre

  • Directing, Theatre Education February 17
  • Design and Production Programs Rolling admissions after February 17


Visual Arts

  • Art Education (MA On-campus) February 1
  • Graphic Design March 1
  • Painting February 1
  • Sculpture February 1


Online Programs Deadlines

MM in Music Education & MA in Art Education

Each online semester lasts 7 weeks, which allows you to complete two courses in a traditional 14-week semester. Most students complete their Master’s degrees in less than two years.

Term Application Deadline Classes Start
Fall I 2014 July 14, 2014 September 2, 2014
Fall II 2014 September 8, 2014 October 28, 2014
Spring I 2015 November 10, 2014 January 20, 2015
Spring II 2015 January 26, 2015 March 17, 2015
Summer I 2015 March 23, 2015 May 12, 2015
Summer II 2015 May 18, 2015 July 7, 2015


Doctor of Musical Arts

Boston University admits one class per year to the Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education online program. Students take 4 credits each 7-week semester and enroll in one course at a time.

Term Application Deadline Classes Start
Fall I 2015 January 5, 2015 September 1, 2015


Pre-College Programs