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

February 22: Do It in Galleries

"Do It in Galleries" is a panel discussion to help the emerging artist successfully work with a gallery to mount a small group exhibition. Presentations will emphasis preparing for the thesis exhibition, but the tips and tools extend to working with college galleries and independent spaces, as well.

February 15: Do It With Others

Do It With Others” is a professional practices panel on the role of collaboration and cooperation in building a sustainable career in the creative arts. Each panelist will give a short presentation on their involvement in collective creative endeavors, emphasizing how collaborative enterprises can provide both an artistic community and an income stream for artists.

February 12: Georgie Friedman

Georgie Friedman is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects include large-scale video installations, single and multi-channel videos, and photographic series.  She is interested in psychological and cultural relationships to natural phenomena. Transforming built structures through use of large-scale video installations is just one of the many approaches she takes to  addressing environment.
Julia Hechman artwork "Substitute"

Faculty News

Sarah Kanouse at the University of Utah

Associate Professor Sarah Kanouse presents several recent and in-progress ecologically-themed artworks outlining the critical and creative strategies that move through her work and that of other artists currently active in the field.

Gloria Sutton at the CCVA

Associate Professor Gloria Sutton has been a scholar-in-residence at Harvard's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts during her sabbatical year. As part of her residency, she has collaborated with artist Renee Green on her new project, "Within Living Memory."