How to Apply

The 2016 VASI program is full and is no longer accepting applications. To receive information on the 2017 program, please join our mailing list.

The application to VASI includes the following:

  • Online Application
  • A brief essay submitted with the online application
  • $75 application fee, paid by check made payable to Boston University
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or someone who has supervised the applicant in art-related activities or in other academic work
  • For information on applying for a VASI scholarship, please see the Tuition page

Applications will not be reviewed until all parts of the application, including the application fee and letter of recommendation, are received.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and applicants will typically receive their admissions decision two weeks after receipt of their complete application.

Application fees and letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

Boston University School of Visual Arts
Visual Arts Summer Institute
855 Commonwealth Ave Room 552
Boston, MA 02215

Contact Us

buvasi@bu.edu
617 353 3371