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 degree prepares you to meet the challenges of continuous change with adaptive ingenuity.

This major is offered as BFA in Media Arts without a concentration, BFA in Media Arts with concentration in Animation, BFA in Media Arts with concentration in Photography and BFA in Media Arts with concentration in Video Art.

Co-op division is ZA.

Faculty Mentor:  David Tames,, 617.373.3873

CAMD Advising strongly recommends that you start the process by meeting with a faculty mentor  in your new major to talk about your interests and goals for the major to make sure it’s the right choice for you.   Once you’re ready to make the change, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your new Academic Advisor to make the change official and start planning for your next semester and beyond.

To register, students with non A + D majors need to fill out  and submit the A + D Course Registration Form at 239 Ryder Hall.


Current students are required to refer to their degree audit through myNeu or Northeastern University Undergraduate Catalog for requirements. 

Freshman Year Fall

 Freshman Year Spring

 Sophomore Year Fall

 Sophomore Year Spring

  • ARTD 3480 Video 1
  • Drawing Fundamentals Elective
  • Media Arts History Elective
  • NU Core

 Middler Year

 Junior Year

 Senior Year Fall

Senior Year Spring

 Drawing Fundamentals Electives

Media Arts Basics and Tools Elective 

Complete one course with corresponding tools course, as indicated, from the following list:

Media Arts History Elective

Complete one of the following courses:

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

Art + Design Electives






Kitty Cheung, AMD’17

Chelsea Storino

Chelsea Storino, AMD’17