Hundreds of student artists, entrepreneurs, managers, and scholars study, practice, and participate in events within more than a dozen graduate and undergraduate arts degree programs at BU.
While best know as the home to Terriers Hockey, Agganis Arena also regularly hosts national and international artists and family focused arts events.
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (BPT)
Founded by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, BPT is an award-winning professional theatre dedicated specifically to new works for the stage.
BU Arts Initiative
The BU Arts Initiative in the Office of the Provost is committed to ensuring that the arts are deeply embedded in the fabric of the university by providing free access for students to local museums and the orchestra, presenting prestigious artists, and developing opportunities that encourage students to participate in the arts.
There are over 200 members on the BU Bands rosters representing every undergraduate school and college on BU’s campus. All groups provide a fun and exciting ways for non-music majors and music majors alike to have the band experience while pursuing degrees in their disciplines.
Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) is recognized internationally as a premier summer training program for aspiring young musicians and is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world’s great orchestras, the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Through BU’s Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance program students can train in a variety of dance styles including Belly Dancing and Aerial Dance. Students can also take dance for credit, and even graduate with a minor in dance.
Committed to a culturally inclusive and interdisciplinary interpretation of art and culture, the BU Art Galleries maintain an ongoing schedule of temporary exhibitions that focus on contemporary international, national, and regional art developments.
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center captures and documents history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play a significant part in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television, and political and religious movements.
Music at Marsh Chapel enjoys a rich heritage of quality music making both in worship and concert.
With dozens of a cappella, theatre, comedy, and dance groups, there is no shortage of opportunities for students to be creative outside of the classroom.