Challenge others to see the world from a different perspective.
You have the ability to see things in a way no one else does. Through your art making, you want to solve problems visually and creatively while exploring personal yet universal ideas.
As a fine arts major, you'll discover how to create a positive impact by developing your own visual language. Using formal elements, exploring medium and process, and experimenting with representation and abstraction, you'll find what makes your visual language distinct. And through exhibition, critique, presentation, juries, and writing, you'll learn how to communicate with the world about your voice, style, and ideas.
At Lesley, you’ll gain a foundation in traditional media using drawing as your primary platform. As you push further into the curriculum, you'll begin exploring across disciplines. You’ll experiment with drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as interdisciplinary opportunities, such as installation and project-driven work. But you'll also read, write, speak, and perform critical research. As you progress, you'll develop a personal body of work informed by culture, history, critical theory, and the philosophy of art.
Through it all, you’ll receive support from working artists who will mentor you through your artistic development. Ongoing instruction and critique from faculty and visiting artists will enrich your studio practice with new perspective and potential. Required internships in Greater Boston will expand your professional skill sets with opportunities to work in museums, galleries, or independent studios amongst artists, historians, curators, and other visual artists.
The end result? You’ll graduate prepared to take your work to unexpected levels while forging a lifelong career in visual arts and culture.