The BA in Art is offered with a concentration in Visual Studies that incorporates art and design history with a cultural study of seeing. Understanding vision to be as much a product of lived culture and a phenomenon that is as dynamic, creative and social, as it is physical and biological, you will explore differing ways to interpret the visible world that surrounds us. You will learn history and theory of the visual arts and visual experience as we address connections between topics as wide-ranging as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the computer interface used in Apple’s Lisa. Visual Studies develops your critical insight into, and understanding of, what we see. It equips you for a life of rich and deep cultural experiences as our human civilization is expressed and continues to evolve.

This major is offered as BA in Art, with or without a concentration in Visual Studies.

Co-op divisions are YA and ZA.

Faculty Mentor:

Gloria Sutton,, 617.373.5498

CAMD Advising strongly recommends that you start the process by meeting with a faculty mentor  in your new major to talk about your interests and goals for the major to make sure it’s the right choice for you.   Once you’re ready to make the change, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your new Academic Advisor to make the change official and start planning for your next semester and beyond.

Art + Design students are split based on student’s last name for Academic Advising.

Academic Advisor: A through E: Jocelyn Faber,, 617.373.3701

Academic Advisor: F through Z: Greg Zuch,, 617.373.7942

Current students are required to refer to their degree audit through myNeu or Northeastern University Undergraduate Catalog for requirements.

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