Discover infinite possibilities to leave your mark.
It starts with an idea: a story to tell, a character to bring to life, a sequence to storyboard, or a surface to design. Combining visual language with traditional and experimental techniques, build the skills you need to prepare for a career in illustration. From sequential narratives to character design, concept art, editorial, or surface design, discover infinite possibilities for making your mark as an illustrator.
With an illustration degree from Lesley, you'll blaze a trail in our contemporary visual landscape as you grow into your career as a graphic novelist, cartoonist, book illustrator, set designer, creative strategist, and many more possibilities. And, with our reimagined general education curriculum, you’ll know how to succeed in an increasingly complex, diverse, and global world. You'll leave Lesley ready to make your mark on the art world.
You'll choose to major in illustration at Lesley because you have something to say and are compelled to express it. Here, using visual language and a wide range of tools and methods, you'll develop the ability to conceptualize and execute projects that prepare you for a successful, lifelong career.
As you progress through the program, you'll discover that illustration is all about productivity, professionalism, and serious play. Through rigorous and engaging coursework, critique, individual mentoring, and hands-on internships, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of how illustration shapes contemporary culture.
With guidance from faculty through each experience, you'll make connections that will launch you into you career as you intern at companies like WGBH Radio, National Geographic, Disney, Charles River Laboratories, the Cartoon Network, and many more. And you'll further your understanding of the art world by meeting working professionals, visiting world-class museums, and exploring the visual culture of Boston and Cambridge.
Plus, you'll get a jumpstart on future possibilities by building strong studio skills and developing the professional practices needed to market and promote yourself. That means you'll leave Lesley not only with a compelling body of work, but also the skills to network, connect, and thrive in the professional world.