AIB's connection to Lesley provides benefits that other independent art schools simply can't claim.
AIB is an art school through and through (come visit and you'll immediately get what we mean). But it's got the extraordinary benefit of being one of four schools within Lesley University—a multi-site liberal arts university based in Cambridge just across the Charles River from Boston, where both AIB and Lesley students live together in the residence halls.At AIB, you get all the best attributes of a small, private art school. Your teachers know you, you're more than some number on a page. Yet, you have access to all the financial aid, the disciplines, and the resources of a larger university. So while you have outstanding studio space and art school facilities, you also have the opportunity to earn scholarships, grants, and self-help aid on campus. You'll have access to excellent libraries, active sports teams, career resources, and even the opportunity to seamlessly transition into one of several master's programs, if you find that is the next step for you.The AIB connection to Lesley offers educational and financial options that other independent art schools can't claim, and a range of class choices that give you perspective essential to the artistic messages you want to convey.Lesley University opens up the world of liberal arts to AIB students. Take a poetry class, dive into history, find a new perspective in a biology class. And live in a quiet, safe neighborhood with other University students. Lesley University has been shaking up preconceived notions, especially about education, for years. The combination of AIB and Lesley University lets you see into art and discover beyond, giving you the educational baseline to take yourself to wherever it is you want to go.
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Professor of Fine Arts
Liberal Arts and General Education
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“The best thing about AIB is having so many resources—from studio space to materials to supportive teachers—to help you reach your goals.” — Tara Sellios, Class of 2010
“AIB gave me the time and space to learn, grow, and develop, and to pay attention to the language of my medium and make it my own.” — Stephanie Pierce, BFA, Painting and Printmaking '96