Pre-College Program

Pre-College is a fun and affordable way for high school sophomores, juniors, seniors or entering college freshmen to study art and design at the college level and get connected with Boston’s art and design scene.

Study Art & Design (in Boston) this Summer

This five-week summer program gives you a taste of the visual basics that all artists and designers must know. Students in the program will experience college-level instruction, projects, and critiques, and develop their skills in drawing and 2D/3D design.

Develop a Visual Arts Portfolio for College Admission

Pre-College is more than just a great way to explore your creative interests. If you’re thinking of studying art and design in college, we’ll teach you how to prepare and present a portfolio for admission. And if you’re entering your senior year or are a recent grad who plans to study Art & Design at Suffolk, find out more about how the Pre-College Program can be used to waive the portfolio requirement for admission to our programs in Graphic DesignInterior Design, and Studio Art.

Program Details

Summer 2022 schedule

The program will take place from July 12 – August 11, 2022 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Tuition for the 2022 Pre-College Program is $1,275 and includes all instructional costs. Payment must be made in full at the time of registration through the Continuing Education Division via Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. There is no financial aid available for this program.

The registration deadline is Thursday, July 7, 2022.


Refund Policy

Students withdrawing by July 7th will receive a refund. Written notification of withdrawal must be received in writing, in person or by email, no later than noon on Thursday, July 7th. There are no refunds issued for students withdrawing after Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Cancellation Policy

Programs are subject to minimum enrollment requirements. Please contact Continuing Education for more information.