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Animation and Motion Media, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cambridge, MA, United States
Explore media and tools that give life to visual stories, characters, and environments. Master new concepts, like storyboarding, character design, and motion art. And build toward creating impactful animated shorts, special effects, advertising spots, and more. The Animation and Motion Media program is offered by Lesley University.
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Everything you learn and do in the Animation and Motion Media program offered by Lesley University prepares you for the professional world. Required internships connect you to real-life studios in Greater Boston. Help you develop critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. And propel you into the animation industry with a reel that shows employers what you're all about.

At Lesley University, you'll push the boundaries of your work. You’ll pursue fresh thinking and new approaches, and gain support from expert faculty who’ve won Emmys and international awards, run successful studios, and worked for innovators like Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, and Soup2Nuts.


Professional opportunities in animation are expanding, and Greater Boston is a great place to start your career. Job titles for someone with an animation degree include:
  • Interaction Designer
  • Animator
  • 3D Designer
  • Game Designer
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Art Director
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Content Producer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling admission after the deadline.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Animation 
  • Animation Seminar
  • Anatomy and Figure Drawing
  • Sophomore Seminar 
  • Editing Intensive

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Official SAT/ACT test scores (without essay) will be required for applicants to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and for applicants to both undergraduate colleges
  • Students applying to BFA programs in the College of Art and Design must also submit a digital portfolio of 12-20 pieces.
  • If you are dually enrolled in college coursework or simply taking some college level classes, you may submit official college transcripts electronically through a variety of secure sites such as, but not limited to; Parchment, Credential Solutions, E-Scrip Safe, Clearinghouse, Naviance/Common Application, JST Services

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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