The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University has been dedicated to providing its students with excellent instruction, professional courses of study, small classes and personalized attention for over 90 years. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, continuing education courses and high school programs. Disciplines include: Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Interior Architecture and Fine Arts.
We’re an Art School and University all in one.
Located in Boston, the School was originally founded as The New England School of Art in 1923 with a mission to prepare students for professional careers in art and design. The academic collaboration between The New England School of Art & Design and Suffolk University began in 1988 with an agreement allowing students to enroll in Suffolk courses. In 1996, the two institutions merged and the School of Art & Design became a department within the College of Art & Sciences. Today, our students benefit from not only being part of a tight-knit community of artists and designers but also from the resources a large, urban University such as Suffolk has to offer. It’s a place where you can be creative but also explore your other interests too. At Suffolk you can take classes in everything from Spanish to advertising, join a service organization and make a difference in the community, show off your acting chops at the C. Walsh Theater, or go beyond our Boston campus and study abroad. With more options comes a richer educational experience and we believe being well-rounded and informed is an important part of why our graduates are so successful.
Education is personal for us and community is key.
College has as much to do about those with whom you share your educational experience as it does about what you major in. At Suffolk you’ll study with art educators who are also practicing artists and designers. What you’ll learn is relevant and current, because instructors bring the experience from their studios, galleries and firms into every class. The faculty are here to mentor, support and challenge you and ultimately push your creativity beyond what you thought was even possible. And at the end of it all they’ll be more than just the teachers you had in college; they’ll become the foundation for the professional network you’ll build both while you’re in school and long after you graduate.
Because our curriculum is studio-based ours is a collaborative educational experience where you’ll learn with (and from) your classmates as well. Your creativity will flourish as a result of the connections that you make at Suffolk, because our programs attract students from all over the world, exposing you to cultures and perspectives that will enrich your learning.