Lesley University College of Art and Design

Professional Art & Design School in a Leading University

We're a premier art and design school of about 700 students, but we're also part of a dynamic university with a liberal arts college. This means you'll have the small studio, hands-on experience of a professional art school where you'll gain industry-specific knowledge. And, you'll benefit from a broader perspective of a liberal arts educational experience—something most art schools can't provide.

Apply without the SAT—we get that great art doesn't come from a standardized test.

Get your BFA in any of these undergraduate majors with Lesley's College of Art & Design.

Animation & Motion Media Digital Filmmaking
Fine Arts Game Design & Immersive Technologies
Graphic Design Illustration
Interactive Design Photography
Visual Effects (VFX) Visual Narrative


Learn more about Lesley's Art+Design Programs

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Creative Combinations

Craft a creative combination and forge a new career path with an art & design program + a liberal arts major or one of 45 minors.

  • Fine Arts + Business Management/Brand Design and Marketing = Creative Director
  • Photography + Global Studies = International Photojournalist
  • Visual Narrative + History = Nonfiction Children's Book Author
  • Graphic Design + Political Science = Urban Planner
  • Digital Filmmaking + Earth & Environmental Science = Climate Change Activist
  • Animation + Creative Writing = Cartoonist

Portfolio Review with an Expert

Hoping to reflect yourself in your portfolio? Work one-on-one with a BFA expert to polish and perfect your portfolio before you submit. Schedule a session by visiting the Portfolio Review page.

Check out our Portfolio Tips for more advice.