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

Jennifer Gradecki

5D: Experience and Drawing Game Interface Design Rapid Idea Prototyping Jennifer Gradecki is an artist-theorist who aims to facilitate a practice-based understanding of socio-technical systems...

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

Derek Curry at Ars Electronica Festival

Derek Curry, CAMD Assistant Professor, and Jennifer Gradecki, Assistant Teaching Professor, recently presented a collaborative project at the Ars Electronica Festival, the oldest new media festival in the world, established in 1979. Their project, entitled the...

Gloria Sutton’s VoCA Publication

Assistant Professor Gloria Sutton, with MFA students from her seminar, Issues in Contemporary Art, sat down for an interview with Rhizome executive director, Zach Kaplan to discuss archival project, Net Art Anthology.