The Arts at Boston College

The mission of the Boston College Arts Council is to encourage advocacy, enhancement, and visibility for the arts. Whether it is reflecting upon the impact of the arts in the lecture halls and museums, or participating in the very act of creation in our rehearsal rooms, studios and stages, artistic activities exercise the critical and aesthetic thought processes that we value so highly in our students. These artistic pursuits are essential to the formation of the whole person and fundamental to a dynamic university environment.


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Departments & Programs

Art, Art History, and Film

Offering undergraduate programs in Art History, Film Studies, and Studio Art, the Art Department curriculum is informed by the research and practice of faculty abreast of evolving ideas in three disciplines.

Art Department


Boston College Bands The BC Bands is made up of five ensembles: BC bOp! Jazz Ensemble, they Symphonic Band, University Wind Ensemble, The "Screaming Eagles" Marching Band, and the Pep Band.

Bands Program

Creative Writing

Literature explores many of the enduring questions we confront as we grapple with our world. At the same time, it emboldens our capacity to re-imagine that world.

English Department

Documentary Film

The Jacques Salmanowitz Program for Moral Courage in Film is devoted to encouraging the production of film concerned with acts of moral courage, providing role models for youth worldwide. The program serves as a resource for student filmmakers across the disciplines who wish to create documentaries that will inspire future generations.

Salmanowitz Program


As a teaching museum in a research university, the McMullen remains committed to the highest standards of scholarship and installation and to contributing to the evolution of ideas informed by works of art and material culture.

McMullen Museum


The Music Department rises to the challenge of educating the whole person. Our programs, both curricular and extra-curricular, are carefully designed to engage the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual faculties of our students, the College family, and the wider community.

Music Department

Robsham Theater

In harmony with the Jesuit, Catholic tradition of Boston College, the Robsham Theater instructs and guides students in the presentation and expression of their art, cultures, and ideas to a broad audience.

Robsham Theater


A community of students, faculty, and staff who are committed to theatre education that combines scholarship and art. We seek to understand theatre not only as a means of artistic expression and a form of entertainment but, as a window onto history, a method of inquiry into all things human, and a vehicle for social change.

Theatre Department

At Boston College, the arts inspire reflection and spark creativity. Through visual, musical, and physical art activities on and off-campus, you’ll find many opportunities to think in new ways and connect to others in a dynamic environment.

Where does one even start? The Arts Council is here to help you connect to everything our campus and community has to offer. Join our email list and start experiencing the arts at Boston College.

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