COVID-19 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, all courses are now online and employees are working remotely.
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Shaping the Careers of Professional Artists and Designers for Over 100 Years

This is the College of Art and Design. This is where students come to forgo convention and forge meaningful careers in art and design.

Take risks with diverse disciplines and media. Be guided by faculty who encourage interdisciplinary exploration. Engage in small classes and receive intensive studio mentoring. Here, you'll gain direct access to trailblazers in contemporary visual culture and build professional connections in Cambridge—a mecca for the arts.

One of the only art schools within a university, our placement rate of 91% is outstanding. And Cambridge is one of the most creative cities in the country. While you'll benefit from our dynamic surroundings, you’ll also be a big part of them.

Lunder Arts Center on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge

Lunder Arts Center

This is the home of the College of Art and Design, located on vibrant Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square. The state-of-the-art facilities and its connecting arts library house classrooms, studios, digital labs, and flexible areas for collaborative work.

Personal Mentorship Meets Rigorous Practice

Our faculty and staff are devoted to developing you as an artist and as a person. Our curriculum is designed to promote the self-understanding that’s key to becoming an artistic force in society.

96
arts and cultural events per day in the Greater Boston area, more than any other city in the U.S.
10:1
student-faculty ratio in each of our studio-based courses
100%
of undergraduate students complete internships or apprenticeships during their course of study with us

A Top Art School Within a University

We’re a small yet highly-ranked art and design school, so you’re sure to get a personalized education. At Lesley, you’ll come into your own as an artist.

We’re also part of a university with a liberal arts college, so you can develop industry-specific experience with the broader perspective of a liberal arts educational experience. Study abroad or enroll in an accelerated dual bachelor’s/master’s degree program. Participate in internships and apprenticeships, enabling you to connect theory to practice and develop your professional self.

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Essential Tools
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Community Engagement
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Exhibition Spaces
“Being situated within a prestigious and academic landscape such as Cambridge affords Lesley’s College of Art and Design an amazing opportunity to define the role of artists and designers within society.”
Amy Green Deines, Dean, Lesley Art and Design
Accreditation