You’ve been admitted.
Now what?

Congratulations on your admission to Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA), a global leader in arts training and scholarship. We invite you to join our close-knit community, nurtured by a great university, in the heart of a city where the arts matter. We are are committed to excellence. Our artists work with award-winning faculty, practice in top-notch facilities, thrive in the spaces of creative experimentation, and pursue the many opportunities available at once of the world’s best universities. Below you will find the next steps in your admissions process as well as a variety of spotlights on what makes our school special.

CFA by the Numbers

  • 3 Schools (Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts)
  • 643 Total number of undergrads
  • 73 Students pursuing dual-degree programs
  • #40 BU’s ranking among national universities by U.S. News & World Report
  • 3:1 Student to Faculty ratio

Take a Virtual Tour of CFA

From wind ensemble rehearsal to kinetic sculptures to the light & sound lab at Booth Theatre, there is always something amazing happening within the walls of CFA. Take a peek behind-the-scenes of some of our favorite spaces and check out a typical day at the College of Fine Arts!

Explore campus online by using our interactive Virtual Tour.


Inside the Academics at CFA


CFA Students & Dual Degrees

Check out these videos highlighting a few of our current students who are pursuing dual degrees. They provide a sample of the many combinations that are available to CFA students.


CFA Viewbook

CFA Viewbook

Learn more about CFA, the opportunities within this thriving arts community, and how BU’s unique learning environment enhances the experience for artists.



Additional Information

Questions? We’re here to help

Brendan Hoey, Director of Undergraduate Student Services, works as a central resource for all CFA students. He meets regularly with students who are interested in pursuing opportunities outside of CFA (Dual Degree, Minors, experiential learning, etc.).

Contact Brendan Hoey
Email: brendan2@bu.edu
Phone: (617) 358-2177

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