Category: Visual Arts

BU Today feature: BU Soars in New Ranking of Doctoral Universities

Originally published in BU Today on May 26, 2020. By Rich Barlow.  Boston University is ranked 21st best among 302 American “doctoral universities” in a new ranking by QS, the London-based global higher education evaluator. QS also issued its World University Rankings, with BU ranked 98th globally and 29th among American universities. The World University rankings use a different methodology. […]

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BU Graphic Designers Build Collaborative Virtual Studio Space

May 2020 | By Alex Ross (COM’22) With campus facilities, including art studios and exhibition spaces, closed for the second half of spring semester, CFA Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Mary Yang needed to get that much more creative when it came time for her sophomore graphic design students to collaborate and share all of […]

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BU Today feature: 2020 Kahn Career Entry Awards Go to Six CFA Graduates

Originally published in BU Today on May 20, 2020. By Megan Woolhouse With the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown now in its third month, even the most talented professional theater, fine arts, and music graduates are peering into a professional void. Broadway is closed until at least September. Large galleries, concert halls, and theaters across the country […]

Categories: Music, Theatre, Visual Arts

BU Today feature: BU Spark! Innovation Fellows and X-Lab Practicum Programs Name Best Idea, Tech, and Design Winners

Originally published in BU Today on May 18, 2020. By Rusty Gorelick (COM’22) This semester, students working with entrepreneur incubator program BU Spark! were tasked with working on apps and inventions that solve societal problems through technology. So after the Zoom call for the virtual BU Spark! demo day on May 1 kicked off with […]

Categories: Theatre, Visual Arts

2020 School of Visual Arts Award Winners

  On Friday, May 8, 2020, Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts (SVA) launched the BFA Thesis site to celebrate work of our 39 graduating seniors in Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture.Branding and website designed by BFA seniors Jiayi Ma, Angela Sun, and Angie Wijaya.     Following a similar format, […]

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Recapping the CFA Experience: Class of 2020 Edition

   Class of 2020 worked incredibly hard to arrive to this week. It’s been hours…days…years in the making. It seems like forever and a blink of an eye, all at once. As we celebrate BU College of Fine Arts Class of 2020 we recognize all the moments, big and small, that make up the […]

Categories: Music, Theatre, Visual Arts

Boston Globe feature: 5 outstanding art-school grads for 2020

This article was originally published in the Boston Globe on May 7, 2020. By Cate McQuaid.  Charles Suggs Video art, Boston University Suggs’s split-screen video “Shadrach” revolves around Shadrach Minkins, a Black man who escaped slavery and settled in Boston. In 1851, police enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act seized him at work. The video chillingly […]

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2020 Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Award Winners

The Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Award Fund was established in 1985 with an endowed contribution of $1 million from Esther Kahn (SED’55, Hon.’86). Each spring, students completing their last semester of graduate or undergraduate studies are eligible to compete for the award. This year’s jury selected Saskia Martinez, a 2020 School of […]

Categories: Music, Theatre, Visual Arts

Combining Graphic Design and Business

    Ken Rudolph (CFA’22, Questrom’22) explains the benefits of studying at a small college within a large university, “I can do so many different things with graphic design, there are so many fields you can go into. And just being able to combine and have that business knowledge in addition to my graphic design […]

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Boston Globe feature: All the wild, creative, and just plain funny works Massachusetts art students are making from home

While at home, Assistant Professor Toni Pepe’s class is documenting their current settings through a camera obscura assignment and a time capsule assignment, both aimed at the art of storytelling and understanding the culture of a community. Toni Pepe, Assistant Professor of Art in Photography, was featured in a Boston Globe article about the innovative […]

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