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Summer Undergraduate and Graduate Studio Art Courses in Boston

Art, Photography, and Design Courses

Choose from several undergraduate and graduate art courses offered with our College of Art and Design.

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Rates

An advantage to taking undergraduate courses in the summer is that the tuition rates are cheaper than the Fall and Spring rates.

  • On-campus undergraduate tuition: $540 per credit
  • Online undergraduate tuition: $430 per credit
  • Registration Fee: $15 per term; $30 per semester
  • Materials Fees: $15 per course estimate

For tuition per credit for undergraduate summer courses, and any associated fees, please see the College of Art and Design Undergraduate Tuition and Fees page.

Graduate Rates

  • On-campus graduate tuition: $925 per credit
  • Online graduate tuition: $570 per credit
  • Registration fee: $15 per term (8-week online course); $30 per semester
  • Materials Fees: $15 per course estimate


  • We offer a 10% discount off the graduate tuition rates for Lesley Alumni, Cambridge, Mass. residents, Cambridge Public School teachers, and seniors 55+ for most of our on-campus courses
  • Inquire about the graduate tuition discount when you register

    For tuition per credit for graduate summer courses, and any associated fees, please see the College of Art and Design Graduate Tuition and Fees page.

    How to Register For Summer Courses

    If you are a non-matriculated student, first check the "Current Course Information" in LOIS, our online information system, to be sure there are no prerequisites or restrictions for the course you would like to take. (No password or username is required for this feature.) If you have additional questions, please contact the registrar's office at 617.349.8740 or If you are taking a noncredit offering, such as a workshop or seminar, you may need to register with the department that has organized the event.
    Online Registration:

    (for returning students only)
    » Log into LOIS
    » Choose “Register for Classes”
    » For help registering online: find the “ WebReg Instructions” document on the Registrar’s page in the links column on the left.

    Paper Registration:
    (required method for first-time and non-degree students)
    » Go to the Registrar’s forms
    » Use the registration form found on the Registrar’s forms page
    » Accurately complete the form using the current course schedule on LOIS (
    » Paper registration forms can be mailed in, faxed to 617.329.8717, or scanned and emailed to

     » Returning students should pay for the course via LOIS by clicking the "pay my bill" link
     » New students should mail payment to the Lesley University Office of Student Accounts, 29 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 or pay in person at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02140.
    » Contact the Office of Student Accounts by phone, 617.349.8760 (toll free, 888.999.1959) or by email, if you should have any questions.

    Summer Course Registration Dates

    Summer 2014 registration start dates and information for on-campus courses:

    March 17: WebReg begins

    April 1: Walk-in/mail in registration begins

    June 2: Summer on-campus session begins

    June 16: Deadline to add/drop courses, register for courses without scheduled class meetings (practicum, thesis, INDS), and register for summer IGS and independent study courses

    August 21: Summer on-campus session ends