College of Arts, Media and Design


Elizabeth Hudson, PhD, Dean

Andrea Raynor, MFA, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Jane Amidon, MLA, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Strategic Initiatives
Hilary Poriss, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty and Research
Thomas Michael, MBA, Associate Dean for Administration and Finance
Katherine Calzada, M.Ed, Assistant Dean for Research
Adam Smith, MBA, Assistant Dean for Academic Programs

102 Ryder Hall
617.373.5084 (fax)

Graduate Enrollment and Student Services
100 Meserve Hall
617.373.5329 or 617.373.2566

The College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) offers graduate programs that build on existing knowledge and establish innovative areas of inquiry and practice. We work with students to frame, research, and answer transformative questions. Together, we challenge, engage, and shape global cultures and marketplaces.

Our Mission

We create a distinctive experiential education by leveraging emergent practices and scholarship in the arts, media, and design. Our unique combination of disciplines empowers innovative thinking and making. Our students become informed citizens and creative leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Graduate Studies in the College of Arts, Media and Design

Welcome to graduate studies at CAMD. This is an exciting time to pursue advanced education and scholarship in creative fields. Never have the arts and culture been so clearly essential to our social, economic, and environmental future. From artist outreach in underserved communities to “serious” game design for health and security; from green building innovation to sustainable urban design; from international entertainment and media to provocative performances in “found spaces”; from incisive data visualization that changes how we view the world to cutting-edge journalism—our faculty and students are involved in a wealth of academic experiences, creative enterprises, and professional endeavors.

At CAMD, we take our mission and vision very seriously. We deliver an outstanding graduate education in traditional areas while exploring new approaches to this generation’s transformative questions. The “space between our disciplines” is intellectually rich, educationally vibrant, and professionally productive. Our interdisciplinary degree options provide a strong foundation of use-inspired, experientially informed course work and research opportunities. Our programs are designed to produce graduates equipped to engage the international marketplace and shape global culture.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the faculty and graduate coordinators in your field of interest. Become familiar with the many events offered across CAMD and the campus. Stop by CAMD’s graduate programs website often, where you’ll find current news and links to services such as the registrar’s office. Familiarize yourself with the university’s graduate school website to explore numerous links to graduate resources, policies, and student organizations.

We look forward to getting to know you and to incorporating your individual education and career interests into the graduate community of CAMD.