Art & Design

Design the creative career of your dreams at Suffolk

As an art and design major at Suffolk University, you'll learn in small groups—in both studios and traditional classrooms—and enjoy personalized attention from dedicated professors who are also practicing artists and designers. These experts will bring their experience from their studios, galleries, and firms into every class. Best of all, you'll be in the heart of Boston, surrounded by galleries and studios, and beautifully designed hotels, restaurants, and shops—all within walking distance of campus.

Suffolk's undergraduate and graduate students alike—along with the community members who take continuing education classes here—benefit from being part of a tight-knit community of artists and designers while enjoying the University's many resources.

We encourage you to explore your other interests, too. 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 Modern Theatre, or study abroad. More options mean a richer educational experience. No wonder our well-rounded graduates are so successful.

Suffolk artwork on display at gallery

Learn about some of our students using next-generation mixed reality technology to enhance their design projects.

Check out projects from our graduating Graphic Design students.

Visit the Fine Arts Student Exhibition.

“During my time at Suffolk, the faculty showed me both the general techniques of approaching the field and how their own personality and style can be seen in their designs. This sharing of style and technique inspired me to keep learning and improving my craft. Whether it was complex and intellectual design thinking, technical skills on specific design programs, or simply a beyond-digital interaction with different materials, my instructors were excellent at providing solutions. The faculty are a dedicated team, and their enthusiasm and mentorship focuses on both students’ successes and failures, to give guidance and support. They helped me become the designer I am today.”

Andy Nghi Doan, MAGD ‘18 Freelance Graphic Designer

Mission Statement

The Art & Design Department at Suffolk University has its own mission statement unique to its programs.
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Art & Design Department

Our artistic offerings are professional-minded by design. From undergraduate and graduate programs to continuing education courses, our department will prepare you for a flourishing career in the fine arts, graphic design, interior design, and more.

College of Arts & Sciences

Suffolk offers a wide variety of programs ranging from traditional majors such as Biology and Journalism, to new interdisciplinary programs such as Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Expand your mind and gain hands-on experience.

Student Services & Resources

Suffolk University’s College of Arts & Sciences will help you prepare for your future whether you decide to explore career options or continue your education and professional development.

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Suffolk University offers many ways to expand your education outside the classroom with opportunities on our campus in the heart of Boston, study abroad, & more.