Create the characters and visuals that tell your story.
Lesley University's celebrated low-residency MFA program nurtures and challenges your creative potential. Attend nine-day residencies in the literary mecca of Cambridge. Pursue interdisciplinary study as a spur for fresh ideas. Cultivate mentor relationships with prize-winning writers. Graduate with the work and connections to publish books, win literary prizes and fellowships, and find teaching positions or work related to your writing.
Through Lesley’s Graphic Novels & Comics genre, explore how to integrate text and image to create meaning.
Take seminars in character design, narrative structure, comic dialogue, and getting published. Develop a greater understanding of the history and possibilities of the medium. Hone your voice as a storyteller and as an artist as you work to produce two 20+ page comics, one 48+ page comic, and four 8-page comics over the course of four semesters.