Suffolk students on campus

Study in the heart of Boston

The School of Art & Design is located in the University's Sawyer Building atop Boston's Historic Beacon Hill. Our facility's central location affords students easy access to the city's galleries, the Boston Design Center and to its many rich cultural resources such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 

Campus Visits & Tours

Suffolk University offers a variety of visit options tailored to prospective undergraduates interested in art & design. Traditional campus visits are also available, including student-led walking tours, information sessions and open houses.

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