How to Apply

School of Visual Arts

Undergraduate Admissions

All applicants to the College of Fine Arts must apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and meet the standards of admission to Boston University. In addition to completing an application to Boston University, all prospective CFA students must have an artistic evaluation by the College of Fine Arts. All portfolios must be submitted digitally at


Graduate Admissions

Visit the School of Visual Arts Graduate Admissions page for more information.

Visit Us (Virtually!)

Schedule a virtual tour and learn about other ways to connect with SVA online!

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Ask Us Anything

We know that you have all sorts of questions about BU, the School of Visual Arts, and the admissions process. This is the place to ask! Every week this fall Assistant Director for Admissions, Jessica Caccamo, will be available to talk about what’s on your mind, and answer as many questions as she can. See you there!