Message from the Founding Dean
Creativity + Entrepreneurship
Since 2010, the College of Arts, Media and Design offers a unique combination of disciplines with vast potential to push boundaries in the visual and performing arts, communication, journalism, architecture, and design. As our faculty, students, and alumni work to unlock that potential in innovative new ways, I continue to be awed by their fearless creativity and bold entrepreneurial spirit.
That spirit fills the pages of this magazine. In our review of the college in 2013, you will read about how students in Communication Studies, Music Industry, and Art + Design are forging their own paths and making their mark on the world. You will get a preview of cutting edge research by faculty and students in Game Design and Architecture. And you will meet alumni from Journalism and Theatre who continue to engage with their alma mater in distinct and important ways.
You will also see a portrait of our young college as a place of intense energy and growth, with new undergraduate and graduate programs in emerging areas, from data visualization to sustainable urban design; new faculty at the top of their fields in industry and the academy; and a revitalized Northeastern Center for the Arts with an exciting new interdisciplinary mission.
We are proud of the strides that we have made in our few short years as a college community. Whether you are an alumna or alumnus, a parent, or a current or future student, I hope you share in our sense of accomplishment.
Founding Dean, College of Arts, Media and Design
At Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media and Design, students pursue their passions in and outside of the classroom, studio, and lab–and often end up changing the world.
In fall 2013, the College of Arts, Media and Design welcomed our inaugural Professors of the Practice to campus. These renowned industry leaders are sharing their expertise in architecture, gaming, music, filmmaking, and popular culture with the CAMD community.
The revitalized Northeastern Center for the Arts has an expanded interdisciplinary mission, new leadership, and even stronger campus and community connections. We sat down with director Bree Edwards to talk about the center’s history, unique interdisciplinary focus, and engagement with students on and off campus.