March 28: Visiting Artist Miwa Matreyek

  Visiting Artist: Miwa Matreyek Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 pm Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Ave. Miwa Matreyek is an animator, director, designer, and performer based in Los Angeles. Coming from a background in animation by way of collage, Matreyek creates live, staged performances where she interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette, at the cross […]

Categories: events, Visual Arts

February 7: Visiting Artist Laurie Anderson

  Visiting Artist: Laurie Anderson Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 pm Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Ave. Laurie Anderson is a visual artist, composer, musician, film director and writer at the forefront of the American avant-garde for over four decades. A fixture in the realms of contemporary art, experimental theater and music, she has consistently pushed […]

Categories: events, Visual Arts

CFA Masters Student Wins First Prize in Best Haydn Performance

Jiahui Yu is a first year Masters of Music student at the Boston University College of Fine Arts, where she studies with Gila Goldstein. She recently won first prize in her age category (23-25 years old) at the Great Composers Competition’s Best Haydn Performance! Great Composers Competition is a series of international music competitions for […]

Categories: events, Music, Piano

$10 Million Gift Names New CFA Theater

This article was originally published on BU Today. When leading global financier and self-described sports zealot Steve Zide stepped up with a $10 million naming gift for the BU theater complex under construction on the Charles River Campus, he suspected the decision might surprise a few people. A theater? But as BU trustee Zide tells […]

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CFA unveils new Graduate Graphic Design studios

  Due to increasing enrollment, a new permanent home was constructed for the College of Fine Arts Graphic Design MFA program. The fourth floor facility in the 808 building features two spacious open communal studios, offices for faculty and technicians, printing facilities, a seminar room, and two large classrooms with LCD projectors and critique walls. The […]

Categories: Visual Arts

Video: 3 Steps to Prepare a College Art Portfolio

Applying to art school? You’ll probably need a portfolio as part of your application. We’ve broken it down to 3 steps to help guide you in putting together a stellar portfolio that will get you into your first-choice college. Boston University School of Visual Arts offers BFA degrees with majors in Painting, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Printmaking, and Art Education. […]

Inside the Artists Studios

A behind-the-scenes tour of School of Visual Arts student workspace In the video above, School of Visual Arts painting and sculpture majors prepare their year-end projects in studios atop the CFA building. Video by Jason Kimball Originally featured on BU Today Stop by the fifth floor of the College of Fine Arts as the spring […]

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Contemporary Perspectives Challenge Existing Narratives

Genre-defying pioneer artist/writer/activist Martha Rosler candidly engages with the SVA community as part of Contemporary Perspectives lecture series Spark Volume 3, Issue 2 | by Emily White Camera resting at her side for an informal discussion with Visual Arts faculty and students following the previous night’s lecture, Rosler captured the attention of those around the table with […]

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From Classroom to Community

Music Education students on instilling a love of music in others, one passion project at a time Spark Volume 3, Issue 2 | by Emily White Concert hall to clinic. Theatre to temple. Stage to street corner. As a wide-ranging and nuanced medium built on technique and emotion, music connects artist with audience in seemingly infinite ways. […]

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Alive & Kicking

Sculpture and Movement students inhabit artwork like never before in 808 exhibition Spark Volume 3, Issue 2 | by Daniella Weiss (COM’19) Illuminating the 808 Gallery since the start of this fall semester is a captivating exhibit created by one dynamic artist— Claire Ashley. While the exhibit, titled (((CRZ.F.F4NRS.AAK))), has been standing strong since early September, […]

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Sparks Fly: Music Festival Revitalizes Portuguese Town

Virtuoso Soloists Re-invigorate Rural Portugal Community Through Music, Spark Grant Spark Volume 3, Issue 2 | by Sydney Narvaez (COM’19) With the 2017 Spark Grant, six CFA students are bringing their love for classical music to rural Bendada, Portugal. This year’s Spark Grant winners, Inês Andrade (DMA, Piano Performance CFA’18), Edoardo Carpenedo (DMA, Piano Performance CFA’19), […]

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A Decade of BCAP

School of Theatre’s professional collaboration redefines the student-teacher relationship Spark Volume 3, Issue 2 | by Anna Whitelaw (COM’19) It’s a rare opportunity for students, professors, and alumni to be on the same playing field. We’re used to the standard relationship — one in which a student learns, and a professor teaches. This is far from the […]

Categories: BCAP, Theatre

‘Sitting Pretty’ in an Old Buick Dealership

With new theatre in production, the School of Theatre tenaciously approaches creative stage design around campus Spark Volume 3, Issue 2 | by Rebecca McDade Armed with perseverance, fearlessness, and radical imagination, the students and faculty in the School of Theatre work diligently to transform ordinary spaces into new stages. It’s their area of expertise and they execute […]

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Boston University Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre Housewarming

  Boston University College of Fine Arts Dean ad interim Lynne Allen and School of Theatre Director Jim Petosa invite you to preview and tour our newest spaces: Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and CFA Production Center.  Thursday, December 7, 2017 4-7pm 820 Commonwealth Avenue Explore this modern complex and learn how its purposeful design engages audiences in […]

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BU Tanglewood Institute: From the Director’s Desk | Fall 2017

From Hilary Respass, BU Tanglewood Institute Executive Director As we head into the busy holiday season, I reflect with gratitude on the successes of the previous year and look forward with anticipation toward summer 2018. We’re already receiving applications daily, and the BUTI office has been buzzing with excitement as we plan for what I know […]

Categories: BUTI, Music