Join us for Fall Open House - Oct. 15 and Nov. 18
This event will feature programming for our undergraduate, graduate, and Threshold programs. A vibrant campus community and access to endless opportunities—Lesley has it all. It's where student cohorts become lifelong catalysts, solving for today's complexities with full hearts and open minds.

Work From Our MFA in Visual Arts Program

Lesley’s MFA in Visual Arts—one of the oldest and most established residency-based MFAs in the country—will help you advance your art practice and develop the necessary skills for a career in the arts.

Explore the work of alumni, faculty, and past visiting artists

Working closely with your artist mentors and alongside our faculty and visiting artists, you'll find inspiration that will help push your art forward. Continue reading to see what you could make and who you will work with!

Alumni Work

The Mentorship Experience

Read what our alumni have to say about their professional arts mentor experience.

Faculty Work

Past Visiting Artists

Working During A Residency

Learn more about our MFA in Visual Arts

Our flexible, low-residency MFA in Visual Arts program is one of the oldest and most recognized programs of its kind in the country. We are a vibrant community of diverse artists who work with students where they live in a program that’s 80% independent studio work, with residencies on our Cambridge campus twice a year.