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

Video: Precita Eyes Murals

Northeastern Center for the Arts supported a two-week residency with Precita Eyes, a mural arts collective based in San Francisco’s Mission District. The muralists collaboratively designed and executed a mural for the exterior of the Latino/a Student Cultural Center...

April 7: Interplay Exhibition

Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media, and Design is pleased to partner with the New Art Center to showcase the work of four graduate students in the MFA program in Interdisciplinary Arts.

April 5: Zachary Kaplan, Rhizome

Zachary Kaplan is executive director of Rhizome, a digital culture organization based on the internet and an affiliate in residence at the New Museum in NYC.
Julia Hechman artwork "Substitute"

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