The graduate programs in Northeastern University’s Department of Art + Design teach visual fluency in today’s technology-driven world. We offer innovative master of fine arts (MFA), master of science (MS), and graduate certificate programs that span the field of art and design, push the boundaries of visual communication, and help our students bring ideas to life.
The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Arts Administration and Cultural Entrepreneurship (AACE) prepares arts leaders to both convey the human necessity of creative expression and apply creative thinking to manage resources, inspire audience engagement, and sustain financial support.
The Master of Science in Creative Practice Leadership offers a two-semester, intensive program of training in and exploration of new approaches to leadership in the fields of critical creative practice, cultural entrepreneurship and innovation in the arts and entertainment industries.
Experience Design is a holistic and integrative approach to design that focuses on the quality of the human experience in concrete situations. It employs investigation, analysis, creativity and technology as tools to understand human goals, needs, and desires and to mediate the human experience. The Experience Design program at Northeastern...
Focusing on the science of game development, students have an opportunity to learn the design and technological skills needed to build a game and develop a deep understanding of playability and analytics that make products successful in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
The Information Design and Data Visualization program uniquely combines analytical methods with distinctive training in visual communication. Successful graduates gain expertise in the visual and technological languages of data, applying modes of visual cognition and using analytics tools to create interactive, data-driven communication and installations. This design-centric program prepares graduates...
The Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration provides an interdisciplinary approach to leadership innovation in performance, visual arts, cultural, and community organizations.
The Graduate Certificate in Cultural Entrepreneurship empowers students to create diverse, viable and sustainable projects and organizations that impact social and cultural issues.
The Graduate Certificate in Game Analytics offers students an opportunity to obtain the ability to analyze vast amounts of data, which has become critical as big data has rapidly become a competitive space across multiple industries from games to healthcare, urban planning, and social media.