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. As long as you're telling your own story, you'll find support from our expert faculty.
And best of all, you'll graduate prepared to succeed in our contemporary visual landscape. Your fully realized stories will be ready to make their mark on the art 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. Every student will enroll in an internship or apprenticeship, taking advantage of the art-scene in the greater Boston area. The connections you make will set you up to further your career.
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.