Since its founding in 1912, The Art Institute of Boston (AIB) has educated students for professions in the arts by balancing personal aesthetic development and intensive studies in the humanities, with practical career preparation. AIB has a talented faculty of working professional artists and noted scholars. They focus their combined perspectives and "real world" experiences to foster the development of each individual student. The challenging curriculum emphasizes solid foundations in traditional art and design principles, time-proven methods of creative process, and strong intellectual concepts. As a result of AIB's merger with Lesley University in 1998, students now enjoy the advantage of the expanded educational, residence, and social resources of a major university.
Graduates of The Art Institute of Boston leave with the confidence to respond creatively and effectively to the constantly changing career landscape. An AIB education prepares students for a variety of artistic professions including: graphic design, web and multimedia design, book, advertising and editorial illustration, animation, documentary photography, photojournalism, editorial and fine arts photography, fine arts and art education. AIB alumni create opportunities for themselves in other professions as well, from television and film production to performance art, dance, curating, and publishing.
AIB offers a BFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, two-year post baccalaureate Advanced Professional Certificate programs, a low residency Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree, a full residency MFA ? Master of Fine Arts in Photography, as well as continuing and professional education, intensive workshops, and pre-college programs.
The Art Institute of Boston is a college within Lesley University, which is rated as one of America's 'Best Colleges' by US News & World Report and named a 'Best Northeastern College' by the Princeton Review. Also included in the latest edition of Great Colleges for the Real World.
Visit the Photography Department section of The Art Institute of Boston's website at: www.lesley.edu/aib/curriculum/photo.html