Campus Visits

Undergraduate Visits

Schedule a Tour

The School offers student-led tours of its undergraduate facilities during the academic year and summer. During these informal tours, the student guides provide prospective students and their parents with an overview of the School’s programs.  Tours are approximately 45 minutes in length and depart from the School of Visual Arts office, located on the 5th floor of the College of Fine Arts at 855 Commonwealth Ave.

Fall 2014 Tour Schedule (through Wednesday, December 10)

Mondays-Fridays at 12:30pm

Please contact the School of Visual Arts at 617-353-3371 or to schedule a tour.

Prospective students are also encouraged to attend an information session and campus tour through Undergraduate Admissions. To schedule an info session and tour, visit the Boston University Undergraduate Admissions Reception Center website or call 617-353-2318.

On-Campus Portfolio Events

The Boston University School of Visual Arts offers on-campus Portfolio Feedback Sessions in the fall and final Portfolio Reviews in January.  Portfolio Feedback Sessions give students the chance to meet with a faculty member in order to fine-tune their portfolio before applying. Final Portfolio Reviews are for applicants who choose to present their final admissions portfolio on campus in addition to submitting it online. Both events give students the opportunity to meet with faculty members and staff and to take student-led tours.

To register for any event, please call the School of Visual Arts at 617-353-3371.

School of Visual Arts Fall Shadow Day

Monday, September 29
9am-2pm or 12pm-5pm

The School of Visual Arts Shadow Day invites prospective students to participate in classes and experience a typical day at the BU School of Visual Arts. Students can attend classes offered between 9-12 or 2-5. We will provide lunch, an information session with Visual Arts staff, student led tours and portfolio feedback reviews between 12-2.

When registering, please indicate if you would like to attend Graphic Design or Drawing in the morning session, or Sculpture or Drawing in the afternoon session.

Portfolio Feedback Session

Friday, October 10

The Portfolio Feedback Session includes a portfolio feedback review with a faculty member, an informal information session with Visual Arts staff, and a student-led tour.

Attendees of the Portfolio Feedback Session may also want to attend the October 10th Fall Visit Day offered by Undergraduate Admissions.  For more information, please go to the Fall Visit Day website.

College of Fine Arts Visitors Day

Friday, October 24

The College of Fine Arts Visitors Day includes sessions on admissions and financial aid and lunch with current School of Visual Arts students in addition to portfolio feedback reviews and student-led tours.  For more information, or to register, please go to the Visitors Day website.

Graduate Visits

General Tours

Faculty members and currently enrolled graduate students are available to assist prospective students with questions about graduate programs. For information about contacting a departmental representative or to arrange to meet with a current student, call the School of Visual Arts at 617-353-3371.