Create the future. Change the world.
Immersive media and extended reality arts have become extraordinarily powerful technologies for human expression – we call these XRts.
With the growth of XR in fields like healthcare, education, entertainment and retail, there will be millions of designed worlds that require animators, storytellers, experience designers, composers, audio engineers and beyond. The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is creating degrees and experiences in these emerging fields and to understand how technology impacts all fields of creative study.
XRts related graduate degrees
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, and more.
Explore more transdisciplinary degrees
In addition to XRts-focused degrees, the Herberger Institute also offers transdisciplinary graduate degrees for creatives, designers and artists who want to gain leadership skills and critical perspectives in creative work to prepare for careers of the future where they can make a difference in the world.
XRts Immersive Media Fellowship
The XRts Immersive Media Fellowship supports diverse artists, technologists and designers to drive social change through immersive experiences. Co-run by the Herberger Institute and ASU Gammage and supported by the New American Council for Arts and Design, the fellowship aims to facilitate and help disseminate work by artists whose experiences are commensurate with the challenges that face BIPOC students, early career artists and entrepreneurs in emerging media and extended reality (XR).
Spaces and faculty
The Herberger Institute’s transdisciplinary degrees are offered in three different cities across two states, and graduate students and fellows have access to cutting-edge technologies, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class faculty.
The state-of-the art Media and Immersive eXperience Center in Mesa, Arizona, is a world-class facility for emerging media technologies, second to none.
ASU California Center
The ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles, home to the MA in Narrative and Emerging Media, was custom-designed with emerging technology curriculum in mind, including two studios, a large green screen that allows for virtual reality productions and a large Planar LCD wall.
ASU Tempe campus
Anchoring all of our locations, the ASU Tempe campus is home to most of our degrees, academic buildings, the ASU Art Museum, and world-class venues and facilities, and it is located in the heart of the Tempe arts and culture scene.
ASU and the Herberger Institute are building a dream team of expert faculty to train the creative workforce of the future and building facilities that will allow graduates to take advantage of open positions in emerging technology.