Art & Design

Art

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Discover new possibilities in every art form.

Creativity is second nature to you. You love to think about the theory behind art and its concepts. In this program, you’ll choose from a vast array of electives to broaden your experience and understanding of art. Our BA program will help cultivate the critical thinking and practical skills needed for you to make a career in the art world. Plus, with fewer credits (120) and studio requirements than our BFA programs, it’s especially ideal if you want to take on a double major.

At Lesley, you’ll discover the many aspects of art with a mix of lectures, field trips, and hands-on studio sessions. Our expert faculty will teach you different techniques and media to help showcase your artistic individuality. From figure drawing to art history, painting to 3D art, you’ll take your creativity and perspective to new levels. And, learn to analyze work in terms of its form, content, and meaning.

You’ll find a strong sense of artistic community throughout your study at Lesley. Every course is designed to prepare you for a career in the arts. And, you’ll participate in internships in Greater Boston that will further your knowledge and skills for the real world. The possibilities for you artistic future are endless.

cityscape painting by Sean Flood
Fine Arts
Sean Flood ’05
Sean Flood is a Boston native, born and bred. He has traveled its streets and neighborhoods by paint and canvas, and captured the city's architectural landscape.

Exposed from a young age, by the influence of his father, to building construction, carpentry, architecture, and design, Flood says that he started to enjoy painting architecture and interior spaces—which then developed into a specific interest in cityscapes and architectural buildings.
The piece that sparks a movement. Make it.
Choose from these fine arts career paths (and others that don’t exist yet).

Faculty

Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Art
Housing Options
Compare the cost of the program for students who live on campus in a residence hall with the cost for commuter students.
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,800
    Spring Tuition
    $13,800
  • Fees
    Department Fees
    $500
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,860
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,370
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total
Calculate Estimated Merit Scholarship
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Presidential Scholarship
$10,500
Robert Kaufmann Scholarship
$2,000
Dean’s Scholarship
$9,500
Edith Lesley Wolfard Scholarship
$1,000
Lesley Scholarship
$8,500
Lesley Grant Award
$5,500

You are not eligible for a merit scholarship.

Estimated Cost

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

Housing Options
Compare the cost of the program for students who live on campus in a residence hall with the cost for commuter students.
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,800
    Spring Tuition
    $13,800
  • Fees
    Department Fees
    $500
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,860
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,370
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total
Calculate Estimated Merit Scholarship
Presidential Scholarship
$10,500
Transfer Scholarship
$9,500
Lesley Scholarship
$8,500

You are not eligible for a merit scholarship.

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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