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 18 December 9 Various: Contact Us Various: Audition Information

Graduate Deadlines

Prescreening deadline December 1 (Opera Institute: December 15)

Application deadline December 15


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


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


Online Program Deadlines

Programs include MA Art Education, MM Music Education, CAGS Music Education, DMA Music Education. Click here for application deadlines.


Pre-College Programs