Program Coordinator

Julia Hechtman,

The Northeastern art student is offered a flexible program in the College of Arts, Media and Design from areas in studio art, music, theater, architecture and communications. With a combination of drawing, painting, art history, as well as a plethora of other art and design electives, students mold their own art program. In addition, along with Northeastern’s humanities, language, sciences, social studies, the art student is fully immersed into a well-rounded liberal arts education to be applied and paired with other academic fields. Students have the chance to study abroad in Ireland for the entire summer to earn academic credits toward their art requirements with 24/7 access to their own studio. Students can also enroll in studio art electives at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Co-op opportunities span from art galleries or the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to independent studios and hospital art therapy teams.

Today it is evident that the knowledge and skills to create and innovate through the arts is extremely valuable to many organizations in all fields of interest. Career outlooks for the Northeastern art student include graduate school, gallery management, museum curating, and creative leadership in design and medical organizations (art therapy), just to name a few.

This major is offered as a BA in Art, with or without a concentration in Visual Studies. Co-op divisions are YA and ZA.

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.

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

Any prerequisites should be taken before registering for 2000 level courses and above.




  1. Use art and design theory and history to analyze, frame, and critique creative works across a range of times, cultures, and media.
  2. Gather information and apply modes of inquiry based in the humanities, sciences, social sciences and visual arts to analyze and produce creative work.
  3. Demonstrate competency in visual, spatial, and/or time-based media through the production of creative works.
  4. Demonstrate collaborative learning skills through group discussion and critique.
  5. Discuss creative works in light of their social and ethical implications.
  6. Create visual artworks that express ideas and demonstrate an individual vision and voice.
  7. Describe, analyze, and evaluate how the student’s studio-based creative practice has evolved over time.
Alanoud Al-Buainain, AMD'13

Alanoud Al-Buainain, AMD’13

Dylan McKinstry, New England Conservatory Consortium Exchange

Jacqueline Ferrante, AMD'13

Jacqueline Ferrante, AMD’13

Lydia Ioannidou Theodoratou, AMD'17

Lydia Ioannidou Theodoratou, AMD’17

50¢ for $50M by Madigan Diaz-Doherty, AMD'15

Madigan Diaz-Doherty, AMD’15

Margaret Abbey, AMD'11

Margaret Abbey, AMD’11

Victoria M. Barranco, E'19

Victoria M. Barranco, E’19