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About CAMD

04/06/20 - BOSTON, MA. - Spring scenes on the Boston campus on April 6, 2020. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Comprised of six academic schools and departments and multiple research centers and labs, the College of Arts, Media and Design is a vibrant community of creators, innovators, and researchers dedicated to expanding artistic and academic boundaries. We integrate fundamental human literacies with cutting-edge advancements in technology, data and new media.

Our Boston campus includes a network of creative and physical maker spaces and our offerings are available at more than half a dozen of Northeastern’s global locations including Oakland, London and Vancouver.

We are inclusive, flexible, pragmatic, and responsive. Most of all, we are transforming the academic and research landscape through interdisciplinary collaborations, not just within our College and global University network, but around the world.

At the College of Arts, Media and Design, there's no one way to pursue your passions. We invite you to find your path and forge your own experience.

Elizabeth Hudson, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Arts, Media and Design

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Schools and Departments

Learning through experience to spark true innovation

Art + Design

Engage with visual, studio, digital and media arts, using emerging technologies and practices to express ideas and implement solutions.

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Cross-disciplinary study and practice of music, underscored by cutting­-edge technology and a focus on the impact of music on cultures around the globe.

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Latest news


An interactive capstone, based on her family's past

Fourth-year student Andie Weiner was recently named the Gideon Klein Scholar, awarding her $5,000 for her research into her family's history in the Netherlands in the shadow of the Nazis.

January 24, 2024


How to manage a music sensation

Drew Simmons attended the music industry program at Northeastern. Learn about his journey in the music industry and how he started managing Noah Kahan.

January 24, 2024

Brooke Foucault Welles
Communication Studies

How #FreeBritney spread its message

In April 2019, the hashtag #FreeBritney, calling for the lifting of pop star Britney Spears' conservatorship, emerged on X/Twitter. Within two years, the campaign would effectively help shift the narrative around Spears.

January 10, 2024