Art & Design

Animation & Motion Media

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Create visual stories that move people.

Pixar obsessed? Or are Miyazaki marathons more your thing? Translate that burning passion for animated storytelling into your future. Explore media and tools that give life to visual stories, characters, and environments. Experiment with traditional and emerging techniques, from stop-motion to digital CGI. Develop your own distinctive style and voice as an artist and director. Gain professional experiences that lead to careers in film, TV, game design, and beyond.

For animators, success begins with drawing. It’s a fundamental tool for seeing the world, as well as understanding light and space. It's your pathway to mastering new concepts, like storyboarding, character design, and motion art. It's how you'll build toward creating impactful animated shorts, special effects, advertising spots, and more.

At Lesley University, you'll push the boundaries of your work. You’ll pursue fresh thinking and new approaches in state-of-the-art animation facilities. You’ll gain support from expert faculty who’ve won Emmys and international awards, run successful studios, and worked for innovators like Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, and Soup2Nuts.

Everything you learn and do in Lesley’s Animation and Motion Media program prepares you for the professional world. Required internships connect you to real-life studios in Greater Boston. Help you develop critical thinking, resiliency, and inventiveness. And propel you into the animation industry with a reel that shows employers what you're all about.

“Animation is about bringing everything in your imagination to life.”
Nick Mancini ’18, Animation & Motion Media
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Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Animation & Motion Media
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
  • Fees
    Health Service Fee
    $800
    Department Fee
    $500
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Department Fee
    $500
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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