Internships & Careers

For over 85 years, Art & Design at Suffolk University has prepared its graduates for success as professional artists and designers.

Your Success is Important to Us

Our alumni have worked around the globe in an impressive array of roles–exhibiting work in New York galleries, hosting design shows for HGTV, illustrating books, or designing for the NBA and the NHL. We’re proud of what our alumni have achieved, and what they continue to accomplish as members of the Suffolk community. And most would agree that it’s the training that began early on in their academic careers that has fueled their professional success.

Career Preparation

In your very first semester as an art and design major, you’ll be immersed in class critiques and portfolio reviews, where you’ll learn how to defend your ideas, build your public speaking skills, think critically, and solve problems. A mastery of these skills is important no matter what profession you choose, and it’s a big part of why our graduates are in demand.

To prepare you for the work world, we offer courses in best business practices and portfolio development. Internships are available in every program, and we maintain lists of current employment opportunities. In today’s job market, the connections that you build at Suffolk are essential. Throughout your studies, our faculty will serve as your mentors, and when you join our robust alumni community they’ll become your peers, further expanding your professional network.

Fine Arts Careers

Studio artists create, exhibit, and sell their artwork locally, nationally, and internationally and often begin their careers as studio assistants for professional exhibiting artists. Graduates of our BFA in Fine Arts program have gone on to work in the fields of education, curatorial and arts administration, art conservation, and art therapy. In addition to exhibiting their work, our graduates are high school art teachers and college faculty, Disney animators, set and stage designers, and visual merchandisers for companies such as Anthropologie and H&M.