Exceptionally different.

The College of Arts, Media and Design is a vibrant community of scholars, makers, and practitioners dedicated to exploration and innovation in communication, design, and the arts.



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“The Coolest Co-op” Student Challenge

Vying for the "coolest co-op" at Northeastern, students produce their own experiential learning videos

Experiential Learning & Co-op

At the core of our curriculum, experiential learning prepares students for career success and is enlivened by a spirit of creative entrepreneurship that challenges them to think about and engage with our world in new, innovative, and meaningful ways. With over 3000 hands-on placements to date both near and afar, co-ops through CAMD have helped students turn passions into hands-on experiences that inform academic study.


Co-op is a full-time professional position in a student’s chosen field. Some of our top employers include: AMC Networks, Ann Beha Architects, Constant Contact, Cox Communications Dana Farber, EMC, Harry Fox Agency, Harvard Medical School, KPF Architects, NBC Universal Television, Perkins + Will, Reebok, The Boston Globe, and more...


Pursuing research projects at CAMD, students have the opportunity to study, deepen, and push the boundaries of their interests, either independently or under the mentorship of our industry-leading faculty, evolving notions of artistic expression into culturally impactful pursuits. Learn more →


Combining traditional coursework with local, hands-on social justice activities, service-learning allows students to make a tangible and immediate difference through the arts, both on Northeastern’s campus and within the vibrant urban communities of Boston that surround it.
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From visualizing “big data” to hyperlocal reporting, the creative entrepreneurs of CAMD’s alumni are shaping the world one inspired project at a time.


Mitch Weiss

A tale of four cities

In his first two years at North­eastern, alumnus Mitch Weiss studied nursing in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences. But after …
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Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Jasmine Hagans

The artist behind the MFA’s sound

Thanks to experiential learning and determination, Northeastern alumna Jasmine Hagans is living her dream as curator of lectures, courses, and …
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Liz Noftle

Liz Noftle, AMD ’10 helps tell the story of “The Shoes We Wore”

“We will finish the race.” That’s the simple but resilient statement framed by dozens of running shoes forming the shape …
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