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Majors 6 Programs

Bachelor of Arts

On Campus
On Campus
Whether you choose to focus on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, script writing, or writing for children and young adults, as a creative writing major at Lesley you’ll gain the tools, support, and experience to bring your vision to the world.
On Campus
On Campus
Explore the most significant writers and works from American, European, and world literature. Tackle big questions about the human experience. Hone writing and communication skills that translate to success in a wide range of careers.
On Campus
On Campus
Trace the rise and fall of civilizations and draw on the lessons for today’s world. Translate your knowledge into careers in education, museums, journalism, and beyond.
Our online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities is focused on helping you develop core skills to help you excel in many career paths.
Create a personalized plan of study based on your specific interests and chosen professional path. You can choose from areas of focus that prepare you for the job you want, including developmental psychology, human services, business management, and more. Through your chosen coursework, you’ll learn skills that make sense for where you want your career to take you.
Earn your Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in liberal studies with a completely customizable area of study. This is a perfect opportunity to design a program of coursework that is specific to your background or individual goals.

Minors 9 Programs

Minor

Examine the many ways humans interact and communicate, and apply this knowledge to the study and creation of media, including journalism, film, photography, web design, and more.
Strengthen your writing talents while exploring different literary genres in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more. You’ll also study and analyze other works that will help you expand your creativity as a writer.
Explore the history of dramatic literature and develop skills in performance and stage production. Course topics include voice and acting, movement and improvisation, and directing and stage management.
Create your own minor in one of six foreign languages: French, Italian, German, Mandarin, Portuguese, or American Sign Language (ASL). You’ll build an in-demand professional skill set as you design your own course of study.
Gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the past through the study of a wide range of topics and time periods. You’ll also learn a variety of research skills that will enhance your other studies and potential career paths.
Expand your understanding and appreciation of literature through the study of a wide range of works. Courses cover material from the ancient world to the Renaissance, as well as from the 17th century to present day.
Develop your skills at performance, with an emphasis on voice and piano. You’ll gain a better understanding of music as an expressive art form and how it has evolved in different traditions.
Strengthen your language skills while becoming more familiar with a range of Spanish-speaking countries and cultures.
Learn techniques for visual storytelling, such as graphic nonfiction and fiction for a range of audiences. You’ll take a combination of courses in creative writing and illustration as you create original works.

Masters 6 Programs

Master of Fine Arts

Low Residency
Low Residency
Ranked #4 among low-residency programs by Poets & Writers, our MFA in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your creative potential. Choose our fiction genre to hone your specialization and focus your craft.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Ranked #4 among low-residency programs by Poets & Writers, our MFA in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your creative potential in one of six genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Graphic Novel and Comics, Writing for Stage and Screen, or Writing for Young People.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Our MFA in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your creative potential in one of six genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Graphic Novel and Comics, Writing for Stage and Screen, or Writing for Young People.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Ranked #4 among low-residency programs by Poets & Writers, our MFA in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your creative potential in one of six genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Graphic Novel and Comics, Writing for Stage and Screen, or Writing for Young People.
Ranked #4 among low-residency programs by Poets & Writers, our MFA in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your creative potential in one of six genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Graphic Novel and Comics, Writing for Stage and Screen, or Writing for Young People.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Ranked #4 among low-residency programs by Poets & Writers, our MFA in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your creative potential in one of six genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Graphic Novel and Comics, Writing for Stage and Screen, or Writing for Young People.