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


Dean's Distinguished Lecturer: Terence Nance

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
4:30 pm—7:00 pm
EXP Space, 8th Floor


"The Architecture of Influence" Book Talk with Amanda Reeser Lawrence

Friday, December 1, 2023
11:00 am—1:00 pm
Center for Design


Reimagining Co-Design: Leveraging Culture, Rhythm & Embodiment

Friday, December 8, 2023
12:00 pm—1:30 pm
Center for Design and Zoom

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.