2020 MFA Thesis

Featuring work from 2020 MFA candidates in Graphic Design, Painting, and Sculpture. Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts is proud to present the 2020 MFA Thesis. Featuring the work of the 2020 MFA candidates in Graphic Design, Painting, and Sculpture, this virtual showcase will launch on Friday, May 15. Visit 2020mfathesis.show on […]

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2020 BFA Thesis

Featuring work from 2020 BFA candidates in Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts is proud to present the 2020 BFA Thesis. Featuring the work of the 2020 BFA candidates in Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture, this virtual showcase will launch on Friday, May 8. […]

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Faculty Feature: Kirsten Greenidge, Playwriting

Kirsten Greenidge, Assistant Professor of Playwriting and Theatre Arts, shares some thoughts on her path to writing, infusing herself into her plays, and what it feels like to be surrounded by the vibrant, overflowing creative energy of CFA.  Interview by: Alex Ross (COM’22) What is it about playwriting that made you want to pursue it […]

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Binge-worthy TV shows and movies featuring CFA alums

As the world hunkers down for social distancing season, we gathered a collection of shows and films you can stream right from your couch. The best part? All of these feature the work of CFA alums! These cinematic classics, groundbreaking series, and feel-good films all showcase the work of BU actors, producers, and designers. Here […]

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The New York Times Feature: No Theater? No Problem.

Creating community is at the core of the theatre experience. In a world of social distancing, arts organizations are offering new ways for audiences to access their work. In 2015, CFA alumnus Stewart F. Lane (CFA’73) and his wife and business partner Bonnie Comley launched BroadwayHD.com, a subscription or pay-per-view destination that offers audiences feature-length theatrical […]

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Associate Professor Ketty Nez Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Ketty Nez Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Hungary for teaching at the Liszt Academy February 28, 2020 The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has announced that Ketty Nez has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Hungary in composition. Composer/pianist Ketty Nez, Associate Professor of Music, Composition and […]

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Theatre Training at BU Taught Alum How to Approach Characters

  CFA alum Dave Shalansky (CFA’96) credits much of his success as a character actor to the training he received as a theatre arts student at Boston University CFA School of Theatre. Now based in New York, Shalansky has enjoyed roles in various projects, including “Gilmore Girls,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Six Feet Under.” “This program […]

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BU Today feature: Susan Mickey Brings a Designer’s Eye to the School of Theatre

This article was originally published in BU Today on February 20, 2020. By Joel Brown …Before arriving at BU last July, Mickey was senior associate chair of the University of Texas at Austin department of theater and dance. Unlike many theater school administrators, Mickey is neither an actor nor a director, but a well-known costume designer who […]

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BU Today feature: BU Alums Make Latest Forbes “30 Under 30” List

This article was originally published in Bostonia on January 30, 2020. By Amy Laskowski In 2014, artist Amber Vittoria had a high-profile job at an advertising agency in New York City, working with Fortune 500 companies in the realms of luxury, fashion, and food and beverage. Burnt out by the long hours, she took a new […]

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Video: 3 Steps to Prepare a College Art Portfolio

Applying to art school? You’ll probably need a portfolio as part of your application. We’ve broken it down to 3 steps to help guide you in putting together a stellar portfolio that will get you into your first-choice college. Boston University School of Visual Arts offers BFA degrees with majors in Painting, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Printmaking, and Art Education. […]

Inside the Artists Studios

A behind-the-scenes tour of School of Visual Arts student workspace In the video above, School of Visual Arts painting and sculpture majors prepare their year-end projects in studios atop the CFA building. Video by Jason Kimball Originally featured on BU Today Stop by the fifth floor of the College of Fine Arts as the spring […]

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BU Today feature: When Life Gives You a Pandemic, Make a Sitcom

Originally published in BU Today on May 28, 2020. By Amy Laskowski Julian Shapiro-Barnum’s life in quarantine is the stuff of a sitcom: a son (him in this case) forced by COVID-19 to return home from studying abroad in Madrid, a friend unable to fly home and needing a place to stay, two somewhat cantankerous dads […]

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BU Today feature: BU Soars in New Ranking of Doctoral Universities

Originally published in BU Today on May 26, 2020. By Rich Barlow.  Boston University is ranked 21st best among 302 American “doctoral universities” in a new ranking by QS, the London-based global higher education evaluator. QS also issued its World University Rankings, with BU ranked 98th globally and 29th among American universities. The World University rankings use a different methodology. […]

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BU Graphic Designers Build Collaborative Virtual Studio Space

May 2020 | By Alex Ross (COM’22) With campus facilities, including art studios and exhibition spaces, closed for the second half of spring semester, CFA Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Mary Yang needed to get that much more creative when it came time for her sophomore graphic design students to collaborate and share all of […]

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BU Today feature: 2020 Kahn Career Entry Awards Go to Six CFA Graduates

Originally published in BU Today on May 20, 2020. By Megan Woolhouse With the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown now in its third month, even the most talented professional theater, fine arts, and music graduates are peering into a professional void. Broadway is closed until at least September. Large galleries, concert halls, and theaters across the country […]

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BU Today feature: BU Spark! Innovation Fellows and X-Lab Practicum Programs Name Best Idea, Tech, and Design Winners

Originally published in BU Today on May 18, 2020. By Rusty Gorelick (COM’22) This semester, students working with entrepreneur incubator program BU Spark! were tasked with working on apps and inventions that solve societal problems through technology. So after the Zoom call for the virtual BU Spark! demo day on May 1 kicked off with […]

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2020 CFA Award Recipients

In May 2020, Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music, School of Theatre, and School of Visual Arts hosted celebrations for the exceptional Class of 2020. Graduating students received celebratory packages with bubbles, t-shirts, and senior letters.  Congratulations on your remarkable work and incredible achievements, Class of 2020! School of Music School of Music hosted a virtual […]

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2020 School of Visual Arts Award Winners

  On Friday, May 8, 2020, Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts (SVA) launched the BFA Thesis site to celebrate work of our 39 graduating seniors in Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture.Branding and website designed by BFA seniors Jiayi Ma, Angela Sun, and Angie Wijaya.     Following a similar format, […]

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School of Theatre Celebrates Award Winners, Class of 2020

In May 2020, Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre hosted celebrations for the exceptional Class of 2020. Early in the month, CFA School of Theatre announced the 2020 recipients of scholarships, awards, and prizes granted to those graduates demonstrating excellence in various aspects of their studies in the School of Theatre. Find the complete […]

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Recapping the CFA Experience: Class of 2020 Edition

   Class of 2020 worked incredibly hard to arrive to this week. It’s been hours…days…years in the making. It seems like forever and a blink of an eye, all at once. As we celebrate BU College of Fine Arts Class of 2020 we recognize all the moments, big and small, that make up the […]

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BU Today feature: Class of 2020 Gets a Virtual Send-off, for Now

On Sunday, May 17, members of the CFA community joined the University’s virtual toast hosted by Kenneth Elmore (Wheelock’87), associate provost and dean of students. Moisès Fernández Via, founding director of the College of Fine Arts Arts Lab @ Med Campus, played “Étude No. 17,” one of contemporary American composer Philip Glass’ piano études. The BU Pep Band, […]

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