Art and Design Training That Prepares You for a Bright Future

Printmaking is one of the many disciplines at the Lesley University College of Art and Design.

Unleash your creativity at Lesley University College of Art and Design! This is your opportunity to explore your passion for art and design and develop the essential skills that will serve you well in a career. What you learn could lead to a career in digital art, marketing, publishing, fine art, and much more.

Our art and design courses are taught by faculty who are recognized in their fields (some of them are Emmy Award winners). They care about you and want to help you be the best artist or designer you can be. The classes are small, so your professors will know you by name. And you have great choices for a major. We offer degree programs in:

• Animation and Motion Media
• Digital Filmmaking
• Fine Arts
• Graphic Design
• Illustration
• Interactive Design
• Photography

Art and Design students at Lesley University have many opportunities to collaborate.
Students in the Interactive Design class collaborate on a project at the Lesley University College of Art and Design.

Increase Your Career Opportunities with Visual Effects Training

We’ve expanded our Animation program to include state-of-the-art visual effects (VFX) training—one of the fastest growing and highest paying jobs industry in the field of art and design. As a student in our Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Graphic Design, and Illustration programs, you’ll gain access to facilities unlike any other art and design school in the region. Equipped with VFX and motion-capture technology, our new facilities will prepare you with the hands-on experience needed to break into a range of fields where VFX skills are in high demand. These include:

  • Film
  • Broadcast
  • Animation
  • Gaming
  • Advertising
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Journalism
  • Retail
  • Education
The gallery space showcases the work of faculty, students, and visiting artists.
Lesley University College of Art and Design has gallery spaces for exhibitions by faculty, students, and guest artists.

Discover Your Unlimited Potential in Our World-Class Facilities

Our Lunder Arts Center is designed specifically for future artists and designers. The facilities consist of a photography laboratory, printmaking studio, animation studio, computer studios, 130-seat screening room, arts library, and exhibition spaces. You will have the latest technology and equipment available, which will enable you to realize your artistic vision!

The Lunder Arts Center is the home of art and design at Lesley University.
The Lunder Arts Center is where you’ll find laboratory, studio, classroom and exhibition spaces, as well as an art library and screening room.

Develop Valuable Career Skills

At Lesley University College of Art and Design you can expand your education to include courses in science, business, education, and other fields. By studying those subjects, you will better understand how people interact with technology and art, and such knowledge is valuable to potential employers. Our alumni have gone on to work at organizations such as Pixar, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Study in a Region Known for the Arts and Innovation

Lesley University is located in the Boston area, known as a global center for technology, creativity, and innovation. Did you know that Boston is ranked #9 of the 25 Most Creative Cities in the U.S. by Business Insider? With dozens of high-tech startup companies, art museums, libraries, movie houses, and other cultural amenities, Boston is a stimulating place to study art and design.

Filmmaking is one of the popular courses in the College of Art and Design.
Students in the Digital Filmmaking class go on location to shoot a film.

Discover Our Deep Roots

The College of Art and Design has shaped the careers of artists and designers for 100+ years. First known as the School of Practical Art, it expanded into a respected professional artist training school and eventually became part of Lesley University in 1998.


To learn more about our Art and Design programs, and explore the Global Academic Advantage program for international students at Lesley University, visit our website.


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