Use design to transform the world.
You have talent and ideas—but that’s just the beginning. As a designer, you can have a positive impact on how people interact with the world.
Hone your skills in design thinking, visual and conceptual problem solving, and visual effects, and you'll learn to create work that has an impact. Gain the hands-on experience needed to land your dream job. And have the connections to start your career one of top-rated cities for graphic designers.
With a graphic design degree from Lesley, you'll blaze a trail in our contemporary visual landscape as you grow into your career as a mobile app designer, book illustrator, commercial graphic designer, information architect, and many more possibilities. When you leave Lesley, your fully realized art work will be ready to make its mark on the art world. And, with our reimagined general education curriculum, you’ll be ready to succeed in an increasingly complex, diverse, and global world.
Internships are a core requirement of the Graphic Design program, providing professional experience outside the classroom. Students intern at both small and large studios and organizations in Boston and beyond - places like Arnold Worldwide, Hasbro, Rue La La, New Balance, Puma, American Repertory Theater, and more. With close guidance from faculty, you'll make connections that will help launch your career.
In the classroom, you'll gain experience using industry-standard tools for print, motion, and interactive media, while supported by a community of experienced art and design faculty. You’ll be able to work directly with real clients, learn how to address their needs, and produce sophisticated visual work. These experiences cultivate the practical and professional skills necessary to navigate the business side of design.
Graphic design is a broad discipline, allowing you to represent a diverse range of interests and passions in your portfolio. We’ll teach you how to differentiate yourself, promote your work, and develop a portfolio that’s professional and unique. Your design education at Lesley will prepare you for the career you want—just ask the 95 percent of our graduates who are currently working in the field.