Call for applications: graduate study
Northeastern University
Above: Poster: Skye Moret and Amanda Chu.
Above: Poster: Skye Moret and Amanda Chu.

The MFA programs at Northeastern University are distinguished by their emphasis on research-driven, interdisciplinary approaches to arts, media, and design.

The MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts educates emerging artists for a lifetime of creative, critical, and effective work in the public sphere. Drawing on visual and performing art, media studies, and the expanded field of design, our flexible curriculum supports the development of ambitious projects by a diverse, international group of creative practitioners. Northeastern’s longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry and engaged practice undergirds our program and provides numerous points of entry for cross-campus collaboration.

The MFA in Information Design and Visualization allows individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply data-driven design to socially relevant issues in professional, scientific, and humanities environments. Built on a core of graphic and interaction design, the program emphasizes interdisciplinary collaborative work with researchers, students and faculty to enable the better understanding and design of human and urban experience.

Both programs emphasize meaningful engagement with visiting artists and designers through workshops, in-depth interviews, and collaborative projects. Students have recently worked with sound artists Sam Auinger & Bruce Odland, data artists Moritz Stefaner & Susanne Jascko, the art collective Futurefarmers, and new media artist John Craig Freeman. Additionally, the Northeastern Center for the Arts hosts a wide range of symposia, exhibitions, screenings, and talks.

About Northeastern
Located in a major, urban research institution, Northeastern University’s graduate programs draws on the City of Boston’s rich cultural, educational, scientific, and civic resources to offer students unparalleled opportunities to pursue publicly engaged, professional-level projects. Students can also take advantage of Northeastern’s renown cooperative education (co-op) program as part of their degree. Our graduates leave our programs prepared to establish themselves as creative practitioners in a global context.

Contact information
Interdisciplinary Arts
Sarah Kanouse, [email protected]

Information Design and Data Visualization
Dietmar Offenhuber, [email protected]

Applications received by February 1 will have priority for fall 2017 admission. Applications received after that date will be reviewed in the order received, space permitting. Detailed application and portfolio requirements can be found on the CAMD website.

December 10, 2016