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.

Info Sessions

Undergraduate Art & Design Visits

Saturday 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, 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 Studio Experience Workshop.

First Fridays

Join Suffolk University's Art & Design Department for First Fridays! These events will include an information session and tour of the studio facilities along with the opportunity to meet with an Admission Counselor and current students. We encourage students and their families to explore Boston's art community after the tour at the First Friday gallery openings in SoWa.

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 For an on-campus portfolio review contact Undergraduate Admission

Learn more about admission portfolio requirements.



The School of Art & Design is located on floors A, B, 6 and 10 in the Sawyer Building at 8 Ashburton Place. Find us on the interactive map of the Suffolk University campus.  

Public Transportation

The School of Art & Design is a short walk from the following MBTA Stations:
Green Line: Government Center
Red Line: Park Street
Orange Line: State
Blue Line: Bowdoin


Area Parking Facilities