Arts Schools in New England
The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University has been dedicated to providing its students with excellent instruction, professional courses of study, small classes, and personalized attention for over 90 years.
We’re an Art School and University all in one.
Located in Boston, the school was originally founded as The New England School of Art in 1923 with a mission to prepare students for professional careers in art and design. The academic collaboration between The New England School of Art & Design and Suffolk University began in 1988 with an agreement allowing students to enroll in Suffolk courses. In 1996, the two institutions merged and the School of Art & Design became a department within the College of Arts & Sciences. Today, our students benefit from not only being part of a tight-knit community of artists and designers but also from the resources a large, urban university like Suffolk has to offer. It’s a place where you can be creative but also explore your other interests. At Suffolk 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 C. Walsh Theater, or go beyond our Boston campus and study abroad. With more options comes a richer educational experience and we believe being well-rounded and informed is an important part of why our graduates are so successful.
Education is personal for us and community is key.
College is about those with whom you share your educational experience as much as it is about what you major in. At Suffolk you’ll study with art educators who are also practicing artists and designers. What you’ll learn is relevant and current, because instructors bring the experience from their studios, galleries, and firms into every class.