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Welcome to the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University! The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts comprises of the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School, The Sidney Poitier New American Film School; and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts offers academic sessions as a part of the Experience ASU programming. We are available to meet with you in person and virtually. Choose one of the following options to connect with a Herberger Institute recruitment representative.

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. The Tempe Experience ASU visits take place on Mondays and Fridays, excluding national holidays. If you are interested in our Tempe based programs we invite you to attend a Tempe Experience ASU visit. The Downtown Experience ASU visits take place on Fridays, excluding national holidays. If you are interested in the Fashion and Popular Music programs we invite you to attend the Downtown Experience ASU visit. All prospective undergraduate students and families interested in our programs are invited.

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Herberger Institute Virtual Experiences

These virtual experiences are live sessions with Herberger Institute enrollment team members. 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.

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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.

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If you need a longer appointment, please email HerbergerAdmissions@asu.edu.

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.

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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.

HerbergerAdmissions@asu.edu
480-727-4757

Steps to apply

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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:

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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.

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Admission for: First-year students | Transfer | International | Graduate

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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 are required to attend the Dance Festival Admission Day prior to enrolling as a dance major at ASU.

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Visit the resources for newly admitted students

Learn more about your next steps toward becoming a Herberger Institute student.

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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Living on and off campus

As a student in the Herberger Institute, you’ll have a number of options to choose from when it comes to experiencing student life, whether you’re living on campus or off campus.

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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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Academic advising

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

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