Welcome from Dean Xavier Costa

The College of Arts, Media and Design is a new paradigm of education in the emerging and interdisciplinary fields of arts and communication. We leverage the university’s and the college’s combined strengths in experiential partnerships and collaborative learning to teach our students to be critical thinkers and socially engaged citizens.

Our educational programs prepare students for professional and scholarly opportunities, lifelong social engagement, and career success. Similarly, our research and creative activities merge traditional modes of scholarship and creative enterprise to foster and reward critical reflection and engaged problem solving. The leadership that our faculty, students, and alumni provide is deeply rooted in the college’s core values of collaboration, engagement, openness, inquisitiveness, agility, and integrity.

Looking ahead, the college will continue to grow in our areas of excellence, including the exceptional educational experience we provide to our undergraduate students and our faculty’s research and creative work, which serves as a foundation for the intellectual life of the college. We also are committed to ensuring that our graduate programs and curricula are flexible, innovative, and continually evolving.

Our college—and indeed Northeastern University itself—is redefining the philosophy of higher education. With the engagement and excellence of our students, alumni, faculty and staff, we look forward to an extraordinarily promising future.

We welcome you to be a part of it.

Dr. Xavier Costa, Dean
College of Arts, Media and Design