Art + Design

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. 

Undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Art + Design balance traditional academic inquiry of theoretical design principles with an emphasis on experiential learning, big-picture concepts, and pragmatic, real-world design challenges. We prepare students to chart their own course into a dynamic and multifaceted professional landscape by encouraging expressive engagement with the broader world and the exercise of personal agency and vision through their chosen medium.

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Upcoming events


"Oath of the Sword" East Coast Premiere and Panel Discussion

Friday, September 29, 2023
7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Blackman Auditorium


CfA Conversations: Ranu Mukherjee

Thursday, October 12, 2023
5:00 pm
Center for Design, Ryder Hall

There is no typical semester at Northeastern University College of Arts, Media and Design.

Students learn year-round through a personalized path of rich diverse academic, cultural and professional experiences. The chart below is just one example of a four year plan at CAMD. Speak with your advisor to determine a plan that works for you.