I encourage you to reach out with any questions as you consider Northeastern University as your final destination this spring. We have an incredible community here and I’d be happy to put you in touch with faculty, staff and current students, as well as direct you to some important resources on campus.
You can reach me at 617.373.6927 or by email: [email protected]. In the meantime, I hope we can give you a sense of what the CAMD experience is all about, through our student voices here and on social media. Join our Facebook group and connect with Tommy Everson, current CAMD student to hear insight on academics, campus life, and his transition from high school to Northeastern.
Our mission is to provide students with focused, intensive training in the disciplines of architecture and landscape architecture, and the tools to bring that expertise to bear on effective global engagement.
Our mission is to provide students with both an abiding conceptual framework and a mastery of practical skills in design and media art through engagement with emerging techniques and technologies—and a commitment to the highest level of craft.
The School of Journalism places the ability to gather, investigate, analyze, and present information at the core of our curriculum. We emphasize reporting and writing skills in all undergraduate and graduate programs, offer courses that keep pace with the way news is delivered and consumed in today’s digital age, and develop co-op experiences that prepare students for success.
The Department of Music offers students a cross-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of music, underscored by real-world experiential learning, cutting-edge technology, and a wide-angle focus on music’s impact on cultures throughout the globe.
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Discover the many unique voices that make up our (CAMD) community
Computer Science and Design
Study abroad! There are so many amazing dialogues every summer (especially CAMD ones!) I've been on two, and I'll be going on a third this summer!
I am very excited about documenting the Afro-Diasporic visual language and using said language to create and/or enhance spaces that feel like a home for people who are victims of generational displacement.
Business Marketing with a Graphic Design Minor
My favorite thing to do in Boston is walk down Newbury Street!
Physics and Music Composition and Technology
I am launching a non-profit that will connect American musicians of South Asian descent. It’s called the Desi-American Music Network, or DAMN. The goal is to promote and support the growing community of artists, and provide a platform for mainstream recognition.
Media and Screen Studies
All experiences, including those that may seem distant from where you see yourself in the near future, are lifelong lessons that you take with you in any industry. While I found myself aspiring to enter a world of marketing or advertising, my co-ops allowed me to find a hidden passion for writing and working within the legal industry. I was able to take what I learned from my previous experiences and incorporate those skills in another team. Strong work ethic can be fostered in any setting.
Marketing and Supply Chain with a Global Fashion Studies Minor
My favorite CAMD memory was the Cuba Photography Dialogue. It really was a once in a lifetime chance to genuinely interact with locals my age and race which is an experience most tourists nor students abroad get to do.
Biology with a Professional Presentation Minor
In my CAMD classes, I was surprised to meet so many people from so many disciplines. From communication to theater classes, the people I met were so committed to their work even if CAMD was not their host college, like myself.
For my directed study last semester, I designed a board game about Chinese hot pot and Asian culture. I loved the project so much that I decided to keep working on it after the class was over. I'm now working to publish this game within the next two years!
English and Graphic and Information Design
I was pleasantly surprised by how strong close-knit the CAMD community is, and how many fun events and organizations we have! It’s like being part of a small art school even at a huge university.
Business and Design
I think what surprised me the most about CAMD is how integrated and applicable the classes are to other disciplines outside of the college. As a combined major, I have been able to apply what I learn in my design classes to many other fields and find a unique perspective that allows me to make meaningful contributions.
Media and Screen Studies
I've been passionate about film ever since I can remember. I am currently working on editing a music video that I directed for another CAMD student! Also, co-op gave me the work experience I needed to verify my desire to pursue filmmaking as a career.
Co-op taught me that whether you're at a company for six months or six years, you can do real work and make an impact. Even though I was less experienced than the rest of the team, I was treated with just as much respect and value for my work.
I'm a part of Spark, Northeastern's contemporary art collective, and we're in the process of becoming an official club! We're hoping to get our Student Art Sales department up and running soon so we can help Northeastern artists get their work into the community!
Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology with an Interaction Design Minor
Going on Dialogue to Vienna, Austria to do screen printing and creative coding was a defining moment in my Northeastern experience. I met so many new friends and also found new passions for different art mediums. It was also my first time in Europe, and I loved it!
Music Industry and Communication Studies
I'm currently working on recording an EP! I have a lot of songs I love that I've just been sitting on and now that I'm at Northeastern I feel like I finally have the resources and the team to put it all together! Be on the lookout!
I collaborated on an amazing project with some students from the songwriting department, recording class, and mixing and mastering class. I was given the opportunity to record in the studio with my violin and add a new musical touch to the song.
I was surprised by how many of my interests I got to pursue in CAMD. Throughout my time at NU, I've taken classes in photography, communications, law, vocal performance, and fashion. Each of these are quite different, but I've been able to explore them all!
I love aimlessly wandering around Boston with close friends, particularly when we somehow find ourselves at the Brattle Book Shop or Bova's Bakery in the North End.
Physics and Music Technology
I'm releasing my first musical project onto all streaming platforms! Excited to be putting myself out there - it's called Vanabout and my artist name is Glissando.
Business and Communication Studies
I am currently producing a podcast with my roommate and a short-form comedy show for NUTV.
Marketing and Design
I love Sofar Sounds! They are intimate gigs in secret locations where up-and-coming artists perform. Sofar has introduced me to so many amazing people and places in Boston and is by far my favorite thing to do in the city.
Communication Studies and Media and Screen Studies
I chose Northeastern because of the diverse student body. Through welcome events, I met my closest friends who all come from different countries and experiences. In classes, I continue to meet students from all around the world who bring unique contributions to the classroom.
I’m working on an independent study documentary about changing neighborhoods in Boston, specifically the now defunct Combat Zone by downtown crossing.
Pharmacy with an Art Minor
I love remembering the early days of my pharmacy curriculum back when I had abundant room for electives. Naturally, I enrolled in five different art electives within my freshman year! I lived in the Bouvé LLC, and I'll never forget the looks on the faces of my peers as I spent my time in the common rooms working on paintings instead of math homework and sculptures instead of research papers! I'll always be grateful for the fact that I chose a university that could support all of my endeavors, creative or otherwise.
Communication Studies and Music Industry
I recently finished a Capstone project on the concept of separating art from artistry in the era of #MeToo in the Music and Entertainment Industry.
BFA in Design
I could spend hours in the MFA. I love wandering around and taking in the exhibits, and it’s close enough to campus that I can stop by anytime (for free).
When I was a sophomore, I was the runner up in the University's Holiday Card Design Contest. They put my design on the side of a recycling bin in the Snell Quad, and it was really cool to see people pass by my artwork everyday!
My bullet journal (a make as you go planner system) is a project that I am working on outside of my academics. I enjoy creatively organizing my schedule and practicing calligraphy.
In the club SCOUT, we are planning and designing the brand of our 3rd annual design conference at NU. In another club, C4C, we are designing, prototyping, and testing software for two non-profits in Boston!
Computer Science and Game Development
My most valuable take away has been proving to myself that I am a capable programmer and game designer. When you're in classes, everything you do is graded, but on co-op you have more freedom and less pressure to get everything 100% right.
Communication Studies and Political Science
I researched how toxin exposure in ambient air affects commercial grade products.
Communication Studies and Business Administration
I am working as the Photo Director for Northeastern University's Student Athletics Magazine, “The Red and Black.” I love what I do: taking pictures of our huskies in action, meeting other photographers within the community, and contributing to a magazine that tells amazing stories.
Communication Studies and Political Science
CAMD has helped me find bridges to connect my multidisciplinary interests inside and outside of the classroom. Being a part of the communications department has helped me connect my loves for policy, research, and healthcare. Now I know there is a career path out there where I don’t have to give up any part of myself, and where I can make a substantial difference.
CAMD has allowed me to become the interdisciplinary student that I am today. Through study abroad, co-op, classes, and connections that I have made in and out of CAMD, I can identify what my passions are and how I was able to turn them into a future profession after graduation.
One thing that really surprised me was how friendly and supportive the CAMD staff is. They really have your best interests at heart, and they want you to succeed!
Music and Mathematics
As president of the wind ensemble and an avid conductor, I reached out to a handful of talented instrumentalists from NUWE to put together a setting of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale."
Biology with an Art Minor
I was a TA in a dialogue to Japan! I had the privilege of working with a seriously talented group of students and faculty. I am so grateful for the adventures we went on, the challenges that were presented, and most importantly, the relationships that were fostered during our time abroad.
I'm working on an album, and I love making music with like-minded individuals from different backgrounds. My experience in a recording class changed my life. It paved the way for a career.
CAMD is a tight-knit and deeply supportive community. Everyone, whether it be professors or fellow students, go out of their way to help you learn and find incredible opportunities to advance your career.
I'm always amazed by the ability of classes in CAMD to be applicable beyond the classroom. The skills taught in them help students understand the world around them as it is designed, so that they can better design the world of the future.
Computer Science and Game Development
I love making games at Game Jams! I have a strong passion for making video games, and I love the opportunity the lab gives me!
Nothing stands in the way of me training and experiencing whatever I want, even if it has nothing to do with my major. CAMD is ready to help you forge your own path.
The organization that has defined my Northeastern experience the most has been Peace Through Play. We create mutual empowerment between college students and the PreK through 5th grade Boston Public School students that we work with. Each week we send volunteers to over nine different schools and thirteen classrooms. I have not only been able to have formative experiences within the Boston community but also establish lifelong connections within the Northeastern student body.
I was surprised with how many opportunities there are for research even within the theatre department. Theatre is not normally associated with academic research, but here at Northeastern the limits are boundless.