Create the future. Change the world.
Prepare for the careers of the future with a suite of transdisciplinary graduate degrees.
The future is technology-driven, transdisciplinary, global, bold and just. Be a part of this future: Master the skills you need for emerging careers and industries at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design in the Arts—skills like augmented reality and experience design, machine learning and artificial intelligence, game design and virtual production, combined with innovation and entrepreneurship, creative practice and civic impact.
With established and new graduate degree programs offered in three different cities across two states, ASU provides graduate students cutting-edge technologies, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class faculty to prepare you for the careers of the future – where you can make a difference in the world.
“There’s no going back. The great acceleration in the use of technology, digitization, and new forms of working is going to be sustained.” – Sneader & Singhal, McKinsey & Company, January 2021
Choose the graduate program and location that is right for you.
Opening Fall 2022 in Mesa, Arizona, the state-of-the art Media and Immersive eXperience Center will house graduate degrees in Extended Reality Technologies and in Experience Design.
ASU California Center
The ASU California Center, located in downtown Los Angeles's former Herald Examiner building, is home to graduate degrees in Narrative and Emerging Media and in Global Affairs and Management (Creative Industries).
ASU Tempe campus
Anchoring our three locations, the ASU Tempe campus is home to the Herberger Institute's graduate degrees in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership and in Innovation and Venture Development.
- Gain leadership skills and critical perspectives in creative work.
- Work collaboratively to transform research into creative world-building.
- Address real-world challenges of the future.
MIX Center degrees
The new Media and Immersive eXperience Center in downtown Mesa features a 3,000-square-foot enhanced immersion studio, high-resolution computers and televisions, an equipment shop, ideation studio, project and audio labs, editing bays and community meeting spaces, among other things. Founding Director Jake Pinholster says the center is a space designed in part for these graduate programs, which allows students to look at the way the world is now and to visualize and simulate it in alternate virtual realities — and then to explore solutions to real-world problems through the use of those technologies.
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ASU California Center degrees
As the new home of ASU in Los Angeles, the ASU California Center at the Herald Examiner Building represents ASU’s growing evolution as a university of global impact. The center was custom-designed with an emerging technology curriculum in mind, giving students the opportunity to learn and work in the space to create compelling visual storytelling. The building also serves graduate students in the MA in Global Affairs and Management (Creative Industries), a hybrid program both online and in person.