The MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Northeastern

The MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts accepts applications on a rolling basis.


Our program emphasizes the arts of social engagement, broadly conceived. Positioned at the intersection of the visual arts, architecture, music, visual and media studies, and the expanded field of design, students enjoy the resources and faculty of a world-class university located in Boston, a globally renowned center for academic life.

This website is our digital community, hosting updates on our activities, students, faculty, curriculum, and events. The official website of the graduate program, with information for applicants, is located here.

Interdisciplinary Arts is unique in welcoming applicants from wide range of undergraduate majors and professional backgrounds. Explore this website to see if we’re the right place for you to pursue your creative work, and please do not hesitate to contact us with questions about how to apply.

Sarah Kanouse
Associate Professor and Program Head

Recent and Upcoming Events

November 17: From Bedroom to Gallery @ Distillery Gallery

This week, MFA students in the Interdisciplinary Arts program will join the conversation about re-contextualized art in a pop-up exhibition at The Distillery Gallery in South Boston. The student exhibition and publication function as a culmination of themes and practices discussed in Visiting Professor Sam Adams’s class entitled Contemporary Visual Culture- Collecting and Display (ARTH 5400).

November 1-2: Robert Blackson Visiting Critic

MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts students will interview publicly engaged curator Robert Blackson, Director of the Temple Contemporary, during his residency at Northeastern Center for the Arts.

October 12-13: Artifacts of the Future Symposium

“Artifacts of the Future” is an interdisciplinary, collaborative symposium on art, ecology and creative research hosted by the Institute of Contemporary Art in conjunction with the first US retrospective exhibition of the artist Mark Dion.
Julia Hechman artwork "Substitute"

Faculty News

Mira Cantor’s Erratics Solo Exhibition

Professor Mira Cantor will present her solo exhibition entitled Erratics at Kingston Gallery. The exhibition will take place from November 1 to November 26, 2017.

CDS Mess at Dublin Science Gallery: Curry and Gradecki

Interdisciplinary Arts Professors Derek Curry and Jennifer Gradecki will have their collaborative work exhibited at Trinity College’s Science Gallery. Their work entitled, “CDS Mess” will be part of the exhibition In Case of Emergency.