The arts at BU are a vibrant and vital part of the BU experience. Each year thousands of students take arts courses, while the campus is host to hundreds of arts events, most of which are free and open to the public. Add to that more than 70 arts groups through student activities, and you have a university that is alive with creativity!
Hundreds of student artists, entrepreneurs, managers, and scholars study, practice, and participate in events within more than a dozen graduate and undergraduate arts degree programs at BU.Academic Programs
BU Arts Initiative
The BU Arts Initiative in the Office of the Provost is committed to ensuring that the arts are deeply embedded in the fabric of the university by providing free access for students to local museums and the orchestra, presenting prestigious artists, and developing opportunities that encourage students to participate in the arts.BU Arts Initiative
There are over 200 members on the BU Bands rosters representing every undergraduate school and college on BU’s campus. All groups provide a fun and exciting ways for non-music majors and music majors alike to have the band experience while pursuing degrees in their disciplines.BU Bands
Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) is recognized internationally as a premier summer training program for aspiring young musicians and is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world’s great orchestras, the Boston Symphony Orchestra.Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Committed to a culturally inclusive and interdisciplinary interpretation of art and culture, the BU Art Galleries maintain an ongoing schedule of temporary exhibitions that focus on contemporary international, national, and regional art developments.Galleries
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center captures and documents history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play a significant part in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television, and political and religious movements.
Wheelock Family Theatre
Wheelock Family Theatre (WFT) at Boston University is an award-winning, professional theatre committed to producing inclusive and accessible shows that provide a shared experience for families. WFT also runs a year-round, dynamic education program for students from pre-K to grade 12 that teaches theatre skills connected to overall child development.