At Boston University School of Visual Arts (SVA), we nurture the creative potential of every student through a balance of rigorous training and open exploration. We emphasize collaboration and dialogue alongside the focus of the studio and the freedom of choices offered by the larger university. Through our ethos, curriculum, and program offerings, SVA engages students in highly experiential learning, building expertise and experimentation through critique, process, and concept.
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Read more BU School of Visual Arts students, faculty, and alumni making art and making change in the world
Ibram Kendi, Joel Christian Gill Team up for New Graphic Version of Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning
Intersections: Artistic Dialogues in Boston’s Graduate Fine Arts Community
Creating a Visual Diary
With a photographic eye, Rebecca Ness makes intimate, slice-of-life oil paintings of everyday moments
Graphic Design Graduate Part of Finalist Team at Innovate@BU’s New Venture Competition
A Not-So-Still Life
Cindy Garza Moore worked with teens at risk of dropping out of high school. With art, she found a way to get them excited about classes again
2023 BFA Graphic Design Thesis Show on View at 808 Gallery
Works by BFA Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking Graduates Now on View at Stone Gallery
Jeff Wamester brings your favorite comic characters to life onscreen
Why BU School of Visual Arts?
Guided by world-class artists and educators emphasizing skill-building and the ability to think creatively, you will hone your eye, hand, and mind at SVA.