Research, Scholarship & Creative Practice

CAMD is where creativity, collaboration, and communication collide. Our interdisciplinary research initiatives open opportunities for a broad intersection of Northeastern students, along with expert faculty, external researchers, and industry partners. Join us as we explore how new media technologies impact communication, creative engagement, and the human experience.

Design for Human Experience

Adopting a holistic approach to design that aims to improve the quality of the human experience, taking into account human goals, needs, and desires.

Data Storytelling, Visualization, and Communication

Exploring new storytelling techniques, visual communication best practices, and new methods and tools for data analysis, exploration, and communication.

Critical Creative Practice

Focusing on interdisciplinary collaboration to drive creative thinking, action, and leadership in cultural entrepreneurship and the arts.

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Interdisciplinary Research Lab

The Interdisciplinary Research Lab at CAMD is a multi-use research space for CAMD faculty and graduate students. Located in 171 Holmes, the lab supports research activity and innovation across the range of CAMD disciplines and is a hub for the Dean’s Fellows, a select group of faculty doing interdisciplinary research in design and data storytelling. With its open layout, flexible configuration, magnetic dry-erase walls, and top-of-the-line audio/visual equipment, the lab provides CAMD researchers an ideal space in which to communicate, collaborate, and create.


CAMD Dean’s Research Fellows

The College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) Dean’s Research Fellowship is a one-year faculty appointment awarded to faculty members conducting research and creative activity in the areas of creativity, communication and collaboration, and in support of the greater Northeastern 2025 vision. Fellows are selected by the Dean and placed into interdisciplinary research teams that represent key strategic themes of the college.


Architecture Research

Art + Design Research

Communication Studies Research

Journalism Research

Music Research

Theatre Research

Research Contacts

Please contact us with any questions about current or future research projects at CAMD.

Katherine Calzada
Assistant Dean for Research Development
P: 617.373.8717
E:[email protected]

Tammi Westgate
Senior Grants Administrator
P: 617.373.5060
E: [email protected]