Study in the heart of Boston
The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University is located in the center of Boston's art and design district. We are steps from the galleries on Newbury Street, the SOWA arts district, and a short T ride away from the Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Boston Design Center. The School of Art & Design is a 15-minute walk (or a 5-minute train ride) from the main campus on Beacon Hill. We are located near the southwest corner of the Boston Public Garden at 75 Arlington Street, one block from the Arlington T-stop.
Campus Visits & Tours
Suffolk University's Welcome Center offers a wide range of campus visit options for prospective undergraduates including student-led walking tours, open houses and group visits. Learn more about campus tour options. For students interested in art & design, the School of Art & Design offers undergraduate information sessions at our Arlington Street location.
Undergraduate Information Sessions
Join us for a School of Art & Design information session and learn more about Suffolk University's undergraduate programs in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Interior Design. During the information session, you will learn about portfolio and admission requirements for School of Art & Design applicants as well as financial aid and job placement. There will be a tour of the School of Art & Design gallery, studios, and classrooms followed by a student-led walking tour of the campus, so please wear comfortable shoes. Sign up to attend an information session or schedule a campus tour.
Graduate Information Sessions
Join faculty, program directors, and representatives from Graduate Admission at an upcoming information session. RSVP
Undergraduate Portfolio Days
National Portfolio Days
Meet with an admissions representative and have your portfolio reviewed at a National Portfolio Day event. For more information about Portfolio days visit www.portfolioday.net. For an on-campus portfolio review contact Undergraduate Admission.
Learn more about admission portfolio requirements.
The School of Art & Design is located near the southwest corner of the Boston Public Garden at 8 Ashburton Place . We are just steps away from Boston’s gallery district on Newbury Street and a short train ride to the Museum of Fine Arts, making our location ideal for those who want to study art and design in an urban environment. The School is a 15-minute walk (or a 5-minute train ride) from the main campus on Beacon Hill, and it is just a 10-minute walk from the Tremont and West Street Residence Hall. We are located one block from the Arlington T-stop.
MBTA Green Line Arlington Street Station: When exiting to street level, walk one block south on Arlington Street, keeping the Public Garden and Newbury Street behind you. Cross St. James Avenue. The entrance to 75 Arlington is halfway down the block on the right hand side. Look for an ornate metal awning. We are directly across the street from the Park Plaza Hotel.
MBTA Orange Line & Commuter Rail Back Bay Station: When exiting to street level, proceed down Dartmouth Street two blocks north toward Copley Square. Turn right on St. James Avenue. Turn right on Arlington Street. The entrance to 75 Arlington is halfway down the block on the right hand side. Look for an ornate metal awning. We are directly across the street from the Park Plaza Hotel.
Driving Directions through Mapquest.com
On-Street parking is limited; two-hour meters are available during the day and free after 8:00 p.m. Discounted parking is available both at the 200 Stuart Street Garage (617-457-2625) and at the 10 St. James Garage (617-482-6613). Visitors must go to the NESAD front desk upon arrival to obtain the discount. Parking rates are subject to change, please call to confirm rates.