Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) is a vibrant community of artists that brings together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. Established in 1954, CFA offers professional training in the arts in conservatory-style environments for undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students.

While artistic and academic rigor are signatures of the program, education within BU College of Fine Arts extends beyond the walls of the practice rooms and studios. You’ll also benefit from the rich centers of art and culture throughout the city of Boston, international opportunities through the study abroad program, and a worldwide network of alumni and connections to professions.

Our Mission

The College of Fine Arts’ mission is to prepare students for meaningful, creative lives by developing their intellectual capacities to create art, shift perspectives, think broadly, and master skills relevant to the 21st century.