Graduate Admissions

Graduate Application Instructions

All Boston University School of Visual Arts graduate programs require a complete application for consideration. This includes a portfolio. All materials will be submitted electronically. Please see the sections below for full instructions. 

Should you have questions that aren’t addressed here, please email the School of Visual Arts or call us at 617-353-3371.

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Graduate Information Sessions

Join faculty and current students to learn more about the graduate offerings at BU School of Visual Arts. We also encourage prospective graduate students to connect with us at a Graduate National Portfolio Day to receive preliminary feedback on your portfolio.

Grad Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition 2023. Photo by Daniel Pinnolis.
April 10, 2023 – Boston, MA.
Class photography at Boston University College of Fine Arts.
Photo by Doug Levy for Boston University Photography.