Academic ProgramsAcademic Programs

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

Agganis ArenaAgganis Arena

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

Agganis Arena

Boston Playwrights' TheatreBoston Playwrights’ Theatre (BPT)

Founded by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, BPT is an award-winning professional theatre dedicated specifically to new works for the stage.

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

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BU Arts InitiativeBU 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

BU BandsBU Bands

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 InstituteBoston 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


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.


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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.


Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterHoward 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.

Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center

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Marsh ChapelMarsh Chapel

Music at Marsh Chapel enjoys a rich heritage of quality music making both in worship and concert.

Marsh Chapel

Student ActivitiesStudent 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 CenterTsai 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

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Wheelock Family TheatreWheelock 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.

Wheelock Family Theatre