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.


CAMD’s flexible curriculum prepares students at all levels for success across more than 100 areas of innovative study and creative careers.


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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

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.



Make real-world experience an integral part of your education while building career skills and forming relationships with potential employers worldwide. Enrich your classroom studies with up to 18 months of professional work in Northeastern’s signature co-op program.


Students pursuing research projects at CAMD have the opportunity to study, deepen, and push the boundaries of their interests, either independently or under the mentorship of our industry-leading faculty. Learn more →


Combining coursework with hands-on social justice activities, service-learning lets students make a tangible and immediate difference on Northeastern’s campus and within the vibrant urban communities that surround it. Learn more →


From visualizing “big data” to hyperlocal reporting, the creative entrepreneurs of CAMD’s alumni are shaping the world one inspired project at a time.

DR(IRT) Season 2

The most dangerous game

Decker Watson was living a dozen blocks from New York City’s World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, when a …
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Making connections – one app at a time

The inspi­ra­tion behind Amino—a mobile-​​based social ser­vice aimed at con­necting users with spe­cial­ized interests—dates back to the teenage years of Ben …
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Master builders

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a team of four newly minted Northeastern grads won a national architectural competition to …
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A world of options, in the classroom and around the globe.


Combining interdisciplinary scholarship, advanced research, and experiential learning.