Undergraduate Admissions Requirements By School

Undergraduate applicants to BU College of Fine Arts follow the process outlined by BU Admissions. In addition, our three Schools require auditions and portfolio submissions for various programs.

Applying to BU College of Fine Arts


Undergraduate applicants to BU College of Fine Arts School of Music, School of Theatre, and School of Visual Arts apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and must meet the standards of admission to Boston University.

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With programs in MusicTheatre, and Visual Arts, Boston University College of Fine Arts offers a wide array of undergraduate degrees.

What is CFA? It's impossible to sum it into words. The experience is individual. But, the commitment is universal. Art happens here.

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Three Schools. In one College. In one top-tier University. Intimate arts school. World-class research institution. A diverse community of creators, advocates, change-makers. It's hard to sum up in words what makes CFA so special. Let us introduce ourselves to you.

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Upcoming CFA Events

There's always something going on at the College of Fine Arts! Check out all upcoming concerts, productions, exhibitions, lectures, and community events.

Theatre Arts Performance

The Hot L Baltimore

Day: Sunday Feb 25th Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Studio 105
Theatre Arts Performance

Senior Acting Thesis: Pod 5

Day: Sunday Feb 25th Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm Studio ONE
Visual Arts

Tuesday Night Lecture Series: Justine Kurland

Day: Tuesday Feb 27th Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
CFA Students Arts

Pizza with the CFA Dean

Day: Wednesday Feb 28th Time: 12:00pm CFA Student Lounge, 855 Commonwealth Ave.
Arts Music

Building Your Brand Through Digital Media (BU School of Music)

Day: Wednesday Feb 28th Time: 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Arts Music Alumni

BU Alumni Reception at the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division Conference

Day: Thursday Feb 29th Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Omni Providence Hotel, 1 W Exchange St Providence, RI 02903
Theatre Arts Music Opera Performance

Cendrillon (Cinderella)

Day: Thursday Feb 29th Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, 820 Commonwealth Ave, Brookline
Theatre Arts Performance

One Penny Down

Day: Thursday Feb 29th Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm Studios on 3
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