Students

Students at the School of Visual Arts have all the benefits of a small visual arts program, strengthened by the resources of a major university. Students blend their rigorous training in artmaking with their own personal interests and a broad variety of disciplines offered across campus. This is just a sampling of recent projects by BU SVA students.

To see more work by BU SVA students, visit the Student Work page.
Resources for current students can be found here.

Student Spotlights
Amal Chandaria
Amal is currently pursuing a dual degree – a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. He also interned as a designer at Viva & Co., an independent branding and design consultancy. With Viva he designed websites, shot and edited videos, and created animated films – including this one, Young Frank: Architect, made for the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Samantha Budow

Samantha Budow
Samantha Budow is a graphic design major with an interest in public engagement and social action. This interest led her to Kenya, where she traveled to local schools to teach art and create murals with students through International Volunteer HQ.

Taylor Mortell

Taylor Mortell
Taylor is a sophomore in SVA. Still in her foundation years, she created an organization that’s become a movement. Still Running: An Art Marathon for Boston began in response to the Boston Marathon tragedy, as a way for people to come together, make art, and support various local causes. Taylor has organized several Art Marathon events, traveled to DC for leadership training with Youth Service America, and exhibited work from the project at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Arnheim Gallery.


Josue Rojas
Josue is a first year graduate student in painting. Hailing from San Francisco’s Mission District, he fuses his visual art with an engagement with community. Josue has worked with various groups to create murals and other public art projects in San Francisco, El Salvador, and the Gaza Strip.