International Year One in Art & Design

Introduction

Fast facts

Class duration

12-16 hours per week

Award

This program leads to a bachelor's degree at Suffolk University.

Why Suffolk University?

  • Suffolk University is located in the heart of downtown Boston.
  • Suffolk has the fourth largest percentage of international students among US institutions.
  • As a Fine Arts major, you'll become well versed in current and traditional visual precedents.
  • The Graphic Design curriculum reflects new technologies and industry trends, blending them with typography, illustration, photography and design history.
  • Interior Design majors will develop fluency in the use of two- and three-dimensional design software and computer hardware, which are necessary tools for the contemporary designer.
Start Dates August January
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

High school diploma; 2.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: TOEFL iBT 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, Password 5.5, IELA 162, Completion of Academic English Level 4, or Duolingo 90.

Dates & fees

August 2022 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 31 August 2022 - Sat 17 December 2022
Tue 10 January 2023 - Tue 9 May 2023


January 2023 start
(2 Semesters)

Tue 10 January 2023 - Tue 9 May 2023
Wed 10 May 2023 - Fri 18 August 2023


Degree program components

124-126 credit hour program
35-36 credit hours apply
89-90 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

Course title

Credit hours

ADF S166

2D/Color

3 Credits

ADI S110 or ADF S171

Digital Orthographics or Integrated Studio I

3 Credits

ADF S101

Foundation Drawing I

3 Credits

EAP 101

Foundations of Listening and Speaking I

4 Credits

EAP 102

Foundations of Reading and Writing I

4 Credits

CAS 101

Strategies of Success

1 Credits

Semester 2

Course title

Credit hours

ADF S152

3-Dimensional Design

3 Credits

EAP 103

Foundations of Listening and Speaking II

4 Credits

EAP 104

Foundations of Reading and Writing II

4 Credits

ADF S172

Integrated Studio II

3 Credits

ADI S106 or ADF S102 or MATH 128

Interior Design Communications or Foundation Drawing II or Math for the Modern World

3-4 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Graphic Design-B.F.A.

2.0 GPA

2.7 GPA average and no grade lower than a C+ in the three studio foundation courses


Interior Design-B.F.A.

2.0 GPA

2.7 GPA average and no grade lower than a C+ in the three studio foundation courses


Studio Art-B.A.

2.0 GPA

2.7 GPA average and no grade lower than a C+ in the three studio foundation courses