Gateway Program Details
Gateway Program Curriculum & Class Schedule
This intensive portfolio-building program includes three courses: Foundation Drawing I, Color & 2-Dimensional Design, and Perspective and Rendering (Interior Architecture track) or Computer Applications in Design (Graphic Design track) Course Descriptions (PDF), as well as required portfolio and career development components. Upon completion of your coursework, your final portfolio will be assessed by a faculty review team.
June 3 - August 12, 2013
Mondays & Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday & 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.
Gateway Program Criteria
To successfully complete the Gateway Program you must meet the following criteria:
1. pass all 3 courses, earning a combined GPA of at least 3.0 and have no grade below a B-
2. participate in a portfolio review upon completion of your coursework
3. attend all scheduled activities associated with the Gateway Program
Important Dates for 2013
|January 2 -April 24||Priority Application Period|
|April 24||Priority Application Deadline (Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space available basis.)|
|April 26||Applicants will be informed of their acceptance to the Gateway Program|
|May 1||Admitted applicants must accept admission and register or decline admittance in writing|
|May 30||Program Orientation 11:00 am - 1:00 pm|
|June 3||Classes Begin|
|June 15||Graduate applications due to Graduate Admissions for those seeking fall admittance|
|July 4||University closed in observance of the 4th of July holiday|
|August 9||Make-up date for Thursday classes cancelled for 4th of July holiday|
|August 12||Portfolio Reviews|
Gateway Program Admissions Criteria & Application
Admission to the Gateway Program is based on your undergraduate academic performance and resume. Applicants must meet the minimum undergraduate GPA requirement of 2.75 in order to apply. To be considered for admission to the Gateway Program, you must submit a completed Gateway Program for Graduate Design Studies Application (PDF) and a current resume. Those whose application materials are incomplete will not be considered for the program.
Please note: This is a part-time non-degree granting program and therefore Suffolk University cannot issue I-20's to international students wishing to participate in the Gateway Program.
Applications will be accepted by email, fax or mail:
School of Art & Design at Suffolk University
75 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
Attn: Continuing Education Division
Applicants Seeking Fall Admission to Graduate Design Programs
If you wish to be considered for fall admission to the Master of Arts in Interior Architecture or Master of Arts in Graphic Design programs for the fall semester, you must submit a completed graduate application to the Office of Graduate Admission by June 15, 2013 and must successfully complete all Gateway Program criteria as outlined above. If you do not qualify for fall admission or if you choose not to enroll in a graduate program in the fall, you may continue to take courses as a Continuing Education status student and apply to one of our Master of Arts programs in a future semester. For more information about the Master of Arts in Interior Architecture or Graphic Design contact the Office of Graduate Admission at email@example.com or 617-573-8302 or visit the Office of Graduate Admission online to learn more about the admission process.
Fees & Payment
The cost for the 2013 Gateway Program is $4,642 and is due in full at the time of registration. This includes $175 in non-refundable program and registration fees. Payment must be made though the School of Art & Design's Continuing Education office. Suffolk University accepts personal checks or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). Please note: There is no financial aid available for the program.
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.