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Lesley University is a medium-sized, private university best known for its programs in the fine arts, education, writing and counseling. It has campus facilities in Cambridge and Boston.

Summer Programs at Lesley University

The PreCollege Program offers high school student undergraduate level courses in a range of the visual arts. Courses include

  • Design Techniques
  • Game Design for Graphic Artists
  • Natural History Drawing
  • Fashion and Lifestyle Photography
  • Digital Illustration
  • Introduction to Typography
  • Introduction to Art Therapy
  • and more
Each seven-week course offers one college credit.

The Young Artist Residency Program allows high school students to experience college life at a professional art school. Courses are available in all aspects of the fine arts including technology, business and design. Students have access to traditional and computer art tools and can receive six college credits.

Lesley also offers an Online Workshop to help high school student prepare their portfolios for presentation. Students will get one-on-one help from a faculty member to prepare their work in animation, design, film, fine arts, illustration and photography.


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Day* - Tuition and sometimes meals
Stay** - Tuition, housing, and generally meals
Program Name Dates Day* Stay**
College Courses for High School Students
(Art,Photography,Fashion,Animation,Filmmaking)
(Art,Photography,...)
Cambridge, MA
Varies N/A
Online Portfolio Workshop
(Design,Art,Photography,Animation,Filmmaking)
(Design,Art,...)
Cambridge, MA
07/01/17 to 07/31/17 $125 N/A
Young Artist Residency Program
(Art,Photography,Fashion,Animation,Filmmaking)
(Art,Photography,...)
Cambridge, MA
07/09/17 to 08/05/17 N/A $4,100
Young Artist Residency Program - Sophomores
(Art,Photography,Fashion,Animation,Filmmaking)
(Art,Photography,...)
Cambridge, MA
07/10/17 to 07/22/17 N/A $1,950