Program Coordinator

Julia Hechtman,, 617.373.3872

The continuing revolution in digital computing and global communications has produced a rapidly evolving field for artists who create experiences of image and form with computer screens, intelligent devices and new materials; who also invent tools for exploring, creating, and distributing their ideas and works. We offer concentrations in media practices of animation, photography, and video, with more variations yet to be invented by you.

Courses in imaginative and narrative arts, required for professional work in documentary films, game art and promotion, visualization, motion graphics, interactive art, illustration and short animated film, are offered. An intensive studio program, this curriculum seeks to provide you with knowledge, experience and techniques of media arts informed by theory, experimentation and critique. Extensive digital imaging and interactive media editing and production facilities afford you the opportunity to become highly proficient in the current skills and emerging practices necessary for remarkable work. The media arts are evolving and expanding their reach into culture and society in daily life and global experience. The revolutions in 3D printing, embedded devices and robotics are changing the landscape in which the media artist will operate. This program prepares you to meet the challenges of continuous change with adaptive ingenuity.

To combine a Media Arts half major, come to Academic Advising and Cooperative Education (AACE) office at 100 Meserve Hall to  meet with an Academic Advisor.

Two half majors in Art + Design are not allowed.



Complete the following one required course:

Art + Design at Northeastern

Art + Design Fundamentals

Complete the following four required courses:

Drawing Fundementals    

Complete 1 of the following two courses:

Art + Design History

Complete the following two required courses:

Degree Project 

Complete the following one required course:

Media Art Basics Electives

Complete 2 of the following three courses with corresponding tools courses, as indicated:

Art + Design Electives

Complete two Art + Design Electives with corresponding tools courses, as indicated, or any Drawing Fundamentals Elective, Media Arts Basics Elective not previously taken: