Arts

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!

Agganis Arena
Agganis Arena

While best know as the home to Terriers Hockey, Agganis Arena also regularly hosts national and international artists and family focused arts events.

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
Dance

Through BU’s Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance program students can train in a variety of dance styles including Belly Dancing and Aerial Dance. Students can also take dance for credit, and even graduate with a minor in dance.

Dance
galleries
Galleries

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
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.

Student Activities

With dozens of a cappella, theatre, comedy, and dance groups, there is no shortage of opportunities for students to be creative outside of the classroom.

Student Activities
Tsai Performance Center

Situated at the heart of the Boston University campus, the Tsai Performance Center regularly hosts student and professional concerts, theatrical and dance presentations, lectures, film programs, and more

Tsai Performance Center
Wheelock Family Theatre
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.