Dual Degree Program & Intra University Transfer

Dual Degree

Sophomores who have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher may be eligible to complete a dual degree between CFA and another college at BU. Students must meet with the dual degree advisor in the CFA Dean’s Office as well as an academic representative of the secondary college to plan an appropriate schedule. The Dual Degree Program is a rigorous course of study, requiring 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. Students outside of CFA will need to audition and/or have porfolio review for admission into DDP. See below for details.


Intra-University Transfer

A 2.0 GPA is required to be artistically evaluated for transfer into CFA.
Click here to review transfer requirements for the School of Music.

Application Deadlines

The College of Fine Arts offers auditions and portfolio reviews at specific times throughout the year.

School of Music auditions:

Spring 2016 – November 1, 2015

Fall 2016 – TBD (January 2016)

School of Theatre auditions:

IUT and DDP students accepted Fall only for School of Theatre. Auditions are held in April 2015. Please contact Brian Dudley for details.

School of Visual Arts portfolio reviews:

Portfolios are reviewed on a rolling basis, however, official admission in the program takes place April 1 for Fall and December 1 for Spring.

Application Procedure & Artistic Evaluation

If you are interested in studying at the College of Fine Arts, you will need to audition or have a portfolio review to be considered for transfer (for both intra university transfer and dual degree program).

To start the process, please complete the online Dual Degree/Intra University Transfer Interest Form. Once you complete this form, someone from the school will contact you regarding your audition or portfolio review.

Artistic Evaluation Contacts

School of Music: Andy Chae
School of Theatre – Performance: Mccaela Donovan
School of Theatre – Design and Production: Jon Savage
School of Visual Arts: Jeannette Guillemin

Required Paperwork

(for students artistically admitted to the College of Fine Arts)

Once you have been artistically admitted (successful evaluation of audition or portfolio) you will work closely with Alyssa Baker, Director of Student Services, to complete paperwork and update your record.