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.

Faculty Mentor:  Mira Cantor,, 617.373.2348

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.

Students who wish to register for 2000 Level courses and above need to plan ahead in order to complete pre-requisite course(s) ahead of time.

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