You've always been a storyteller.
Your ideas come to life through your art. And as a storyteller, you've always been able to express yourself through written and visual mediums. At Lesley, you'll harness those skills to refine your voice and develop a distinct visual language.
As you work with different storytelling styles, you’ll learn to showcase your unique perspective as an artist and writer. You'll learn all about publishing, layout, and design as you make comics and graphic novels. You'll learn to hone your voice in zines and illustrated books. You'll also work on memoirs, visual histories, board games, gifs, and infographics.
With a visual narrative 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. Your fully realized stories will be ready to make their mark. And, with our reimagined general education curriculum, you’ll learn the skills needed to succeed in an increasingly complex, diverse, and global world.
In preparation for your professional and creative life, you’ll also gain real-world experience at Lesley. You’ll learn to pitch story ideas and create art alongside working professionals in an internship or apprenticeship. With early and guided support from faculty, you'll learn at companies like National Geographic, Disney, Charles River Laboratories, the Cartoon Network, and many more. The connections you make will launch you into a career in the rapidly evolving creative economy.
And as you prepare to move your art into the public realm, you'll work with dedicated faculty in our creative writing and illustration programs to learn about the publishing world. As you practice your story pitch, you'll become immersed in alternative and traditional publishing methods so you’ll leave Lesley confident in your ability to tell your story.