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Downtown Phoenix

A creative hive in the middle of downtown Phoenix

Designers and artists in the Herberger Institute are integrated into their surrounding communities. With our Phoenix locations, students in the popular music, ASU FIDM fashion students and graduate students in the School of Art, are connected to the Downtown Phoenix arts and culture community. 

Fusion on First

In the fall of 2021, ASU opened the 16-story Fusion on First building. The first three floors house Herberger Institute programs, including popular music in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre and fashion in ASU FIDM, with the remaining 13 floors dedicated for student residential living. The high-tech innovation hub features a suite of industry-standard studio spaces and recording studios, digital media labs, performances spaces and an interdisciplinary maker’s space with laser cutters, 3D printers, felting and industrial knitting machines, and more. Students are able to extend their collaboration and creative conversations into their residential living quarters for a seamless live-work space that optimizes the creativity and enterprise of ASU students in the heart of a revitalized downtown.

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Grant Street Studios

Grant Street Studios, a renovated former cotton factory in the Warehouse District in downtown Phoenix, connects the Herberger Institute’s graduate studio artists with the downtown arts scene. In addition to graduate studios, the space is home to the School of Art’s Step Gallery and Northlight Gallery. Each month, student exhibitions at the space are part of the city’s First Fridays Art Walk lineup, and the studios offer events that are open to the public throughout the year.

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