Gateway Program for Graduate Design Studies
If you want to pursue graduate studies in design, but don't have the visual arts background needed to prepare the required admissions portfolio, the Gateway Program for Graduate Design Studies is a quick and affordable way for you to achieve your goal.
The Gateway Program is an intensive summer program designed to help you prepare the portfolio you'll need for admission to the Master of Arts in Interior Architecture (formerly titled Interior Design) or Master of Arts in Graphic Design at the School of Art & Design at Suffolk University.
If you want to begin your graduate studies in the fall, after completing the summer Gateway Program, you can request an expedited admission decision, provided your completed graduate program application has been submitted to the Office of Graduate Admission by the normal June 15 deadline.
Many of the candidates in our graduate programs are career changers, who had no formal training in art and design before coming to Suffolk. Learn more about how our summer portfolio preparation programs launched the design careers of Stephen, Aaliah and Klaudia.
|Stephen||Read about how Stephen transitioned from a business background to a graduate degree in interior architecture.|
|Aaliah||Read about how Aaliah was able to meet the portfolio requirements for admission to the MA in Graphic Design by participating in a NESAD summer program.|
|Klaudia||Read about Klaudia's transition from banking to interior design and how she was able to jump-start her design education.|
|Priority Application Period||January 2 - April 24, 2013|
|Priority Application Deadline||April 24, 2013 (Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space available basis.)|
|Courses||Foundation Drawing I, Color & 2D Design, Perspective & Rendering (Interior Architecture track) or Computer Applications in Design (Graphic Design track) Course Descriptions (PDF)|
|Orientation||Thursday, May 30 11:00 am - 1:00 pm|
|Program Dates||June 3 - August 12, 2013|
|2013 Class Schedule||Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 - 2:00 pm and 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Thursday classes cancelled for the 4th of July holiday will be made up on Friday, August 9th.
|Tution / Fees||$4642|
Please Note: Students typically spend approximately 20 hours per week outside of class on course-related work. Therefore this program is not advisable for those who plan to work full-time.
Please contact Virginia Lane, Director of Continuing Education at 617-994-4233 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the Gateway Program for Graduate Design Studies.