The Department of Art + Design is committed to teaching visual literacy in the context of a broad exposure to knowledge and a classic liberal arts education. While the visual arts are one of our oldest forms of expression, technology has radically changed the way we practice, produce, and disseminate our work. The rigors of academic life at Northeastern prepares students for a world that continues to change.
The Department of Art + Design provides students with an education that leads to a fluency in visual language through a combination of coursework in the history of the discipline and relevant, hands-on creative art and design coursework. Students attain a level of expertise to prepare them for entry into the next phase of their professional life.