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.
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
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
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
2018–2019 Arts at a Glance
Student Arts Groups
Events & Initiatives
An annual event sponsored by the Arts Council to bring the Boston College and surrounding communities together to celebrate the arts.
ART & SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE
Programs that actively engage the arts in collaborative work across campus with a mission for humanitarian and justice issues.
Current program: Prison Arts Outreach
CAREER NIGHT FOR THE ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
A night for students from all majors to network with alumni who have successfully forged careers in all areas of the arts and entertainment.
The gallery located in Carney Hall aims to promote student expression and exposure of the visual arts across campus. All Boston College students, clubs, faculty, and staff are welcome to share their artistic work with the community.
STUDENT ARTS COALITION
The coalition advocates for the arts by acting as arts ambassadors and further encourages participation and artistic formation across campus.
WEEK OF DANCE
This week is packed with dance workshops run by students from dance groups and university faculty, and culminates in two nights of performances.