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At this time, all upcoming on-campus ASU visit experiences and recruitment events for prospective students are canceled. However, we are available to meet with you virtually. Choose one of the following options to connect with a Herberger Institute recruitment representative via Zoom. These are live sessions with Herberger Institute recruitment team members who will be able to assist and answer any questions you may have about becoming a student at the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. 

Experience ASU

Experience ASU visits are sessions with ASU Enrollment team members, followed by a Herberger Institute academic information session with Herberger Institute enrollment team members on Mondays and Fridays at 9:15 a.m, excluding national holidays. All prospective undergraduate students and families are invited. Click here to get started.

Herberger Institute Virtual Experiences

These virtual experiences are live sessions with Herberger Institute enrollment team members throughout the week. The Herberger Institute comprises five academic units:
School of Art, The Design School, School of Music, Dance and Theatre,
The Sidney Poitier New American Film School and School of Arts, Media and Engineering. We offer 40+ undergraduate degree programs for students who are interested in studying and pursuing career paths in performing, visual arts, digital media and design related fields.

Academic information sessions

During the Herberger academic information session you will learn about the admission process and degree programs that are offered by the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Please
register in order to attend the Herberger Institute academic sessions.


15-min Individual Appointment

These 15-minute individual appointments are for any prospective students or families who have a quick question about the undergraduate admission process and degree programs that are offered by
the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.


If you need a longer appointment, please email

Upcoming events

In addition to our ongoing virtual sessions, we have special events and live webinars

Our admission representatives in the Herberger Institute can provide admissions guidance and support to prospective students.


Contact us!

During this time, the quickest way to reach us is through email.

Our admission representatives in the Herberger Institute can provide admissions guidance and support to prospective students.

Steps to apply

Explore your degree program

We offer more than 45 undergraduate degrees and concentrations and more than 70 graduate degrees and concentrations in our five schools:

Apply to ASU
  • The admissions process begins when you submit your ASU online application
  • Select your major of choice on the ASU online application
  • Apply early: Many of our degrees are highly selective. Applying early may increase your chances of admission.

Apply now

Admission for: Freshman | Transfer | International | Graduate

Investigate the supplemental admissions requirements

Some of our degrees require additional audition, interview, milestone or portfolio requirements. Please review the additional entrance requirements related to your area of study.

Portfolio reviews, milestones or interviews typically occur after the first year in the program or after a certain number of required courses are completed. Students wishing to major in BA/BM music degrees must successfully complete an audition prior to enrolling as a music major at ASU. Students wishing to major in BFA dance must successfully complete an interview prior to enrolling as a dance major at ASU.

Next steps for:

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Are you ready to start your creative journey at ASU Herberger Institute? Visit My ASU to submit your enrollment deposit, sign up for new student orientation, confirm housing, take the math placement exam, and more.

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Welcome to ASU Herberger Institute. Visit the International Admission website for important information about the visa application process, travel preparation, enrolling in classes, and more.


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Transferring from another school? Visit the online Transfer Credit Guide, complete required placement exams, submit MMR records, compete new student orientation, and more.

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Barrett, The Honors College

The Herberger Institute is proud to regularly attract many of the best and brightest students to Barrett, The Honors College, which has been named "Best Honors College" in the nation. Review the information specific to your intended major and find out how to connect with your faculty honors advisor for your intended major.

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Complete your next steps for enrollment and explore the collection of graduate student resources available at the Herberger Institute and ASU.

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Herberger Institute housing

At Arcadia, you live and learn with creative, innovative and imaginative peers from every program in design and the arts, collaborating on projects, preparing for classes and sharing your interests and talents.

This is where your future in design and the arts begins

The Herberger Institute has more than 400 faculty and staff to make your college journey successful and enjoyable. Our talented faculty, outstanding facilities and unlimited opportunities make the Herberger Institute the ideal place to study in design and the arts disciplines. 

There's a lot you can do with a design and arts degree.

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Talk to an advisor

The advising team in the Herberger Institute specializes in all design and arts disciplines and can help you navigate your curriculum

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Paying for college

Thousands of dollars in scholarships and fellowships are awarded to Herberger Institute students annually. Explore all of your options.
ASU has many financial aid options available.

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See the stars of tomorrow – today.
We offer hundreds of events throughout the community; many are free!