Suffolk Art & Design Pre-College Program

    Suffolk Art & Design Pre-College Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Design
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
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    Suffolk University's Pre-College Art & Design Program is a fun and affordable five week experience 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 arts basics that all artists and designers must know.

    Students in the program will:

    Experience college-level instruction, projects, and critiques in-studio

    Attend guest lecturesVisit museums

    Exhibit  work in the student show

    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 come to Suffolk’s School of Art & Design, about how the Pre-College Program can be used to waive the portfolio requirement for admission to our Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs in: Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Fine Arts.


    Pre-college is a chance to get a taste of what it’s like to study visual arts at the college level and the key to that experience is not only what you’ll be learning, but who’ll you’ll be learning it from. The Pre-College faculty are seasoned teachers from the Foundation and Fine Arts programs at the School of Art & Design. Whether working with a high school student or a college senior, our faculty challenge and encourage all students to explore their creativity and to see the world using an artist’s critical thinking and visual sensitivity.


    Although Pre-College was designed for commuter students, there may be limited housing for students 18 and older available through our Residence and Housing Office. 

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