Art & Design

Graphic Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Envision the world you want to see.

You have talent and ideas—but that’s just the beginning. As a designer, you’ll alter how people interact with the world.

It starts with an understanding of the design process and the ability to think visually. And it comes to life in courses that teach you to use type and images in media for a variety of purposes. You’ll get hands-on experience in print, motion, experiential, and interactive design.

Freshman year is a time to unpack your preconceptions about design. It’s when you can begin asking big questions, generating new ideas, and establishing yourself within a community of artists and designers. With a foundation in critical skills, from color theory to typography to conceptual thinking, you’ll gain exposure to professional tools that evolve your work.

While you’re developing your identity as a designer, you’ll also be cultivating the entrepreneurial skills necessary to navigate the business side of art and design. With an emphasis on how to differentiate yourself, promote your work, and form visual solutions to practical problems, your design education will prepare you for the career you want. Just like more than 90 percent of our graduates.

In fact, you’ll begin working during your program. Required internships are a core component of the Lesley University graphic design experience. Through our connections, you’ll have the chance to bring your talent to some of the top studios, agencies, and magazines in Boston and beyond.

Graphic Design
Michael Talbot ’18
Since winning the Illustrators of the Future Award in 2014, the illustration and graphic design major, who is also minoring in animation, has received a number of proposals from other creatives seeking his services. For the most recent project, Michael worked with author Valrie Kemp-Davis on an illustrated children’s book titled "Jamaican Mi Seh Mi ABC’s".
The brand that becomes a cultural icon. Create it.
Careers
Choose from these graphic design careers (and others that don’t exist yet).

Faculty

Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Graphic Design
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
  • Fees
    Health Service Fee
    $800
    Department Fee
    $500
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Department Fee
    $500
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Approximate cost for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017–2018 academic year.
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