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We believe that through the study of design and the arts, you gain the knowledge and skills to become the change-makers of the world.

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2017-18 Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Create your own future!

With 5,000+ students, nearly 400 faculty members, more than 125 program options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, we are committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school. Our college is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation, comprising schools of art; arts, media and engineering; design; film, dance and theatre; and music; and the ASU Art Museum. Explore our degree programs and find out why we are the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, located within a dynamic 21st-century research university.

Architecture models and projects

Architects design buildings and environments that are useful, sustainable and aesthetically...

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Student measuring with a ruler

The MS in architecture with a concentration in energy performance and climate-responsive...

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Architecture drawing

The MArch is an accredited professional degree program at ASU.

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hand sketching on electronic surface

The BFA program in art with a concentration in animation prepares students to excel in the field...

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Children learning art with teacher in the classroom

The BFA program in art with a concentration in art education involves creative teaching and...

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Students learning Art History at ASU

The BA in art history is a dynamic program for the investigation of visual culture in which...

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Student showing her art work

The art studies curriculum offers students a broad educational foundation in the arts and...

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College student working on a ceramics project

The BFA in art with a concentration in ceramics provides a stimulating and challenging...

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BFA digital photography at ASU

The BFA in digital photography teaches students to master the technical, aesthetic and...

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Digital technology project

The MFA in art with a concentration in digital technology combines technological and artistic...

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Art student working on a drawing project

The BFA program in art with a concentration in drawing offers a dynamic environment for creative...

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Student presenting intermedia project

Students of the intermedia art concentration study traditional and emerging forms and...

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Student in an art gallery or museum viewing an art piece

The BA in art with a concentration in museum studies at ASU is one of the most rigorous programs...

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The BFA program in art with a concentration in painting and drawing offers a dynamic environment...

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Art student painting on a canvas

The BFA in art with a concentration in painting offers a dynamic environment for creative,...

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Students in the BFA program in art with a concentration in photography are offered an education...

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students working on printmaking project

The BFA in art with a concentration in printmaking provides a complete studio experience with...

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The BFA in art with a concentration in sculpture recognizes the broad, transdisciplinary nature...

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Student learning the weaving process at the ASU school of Art

The BFA program in art with a concentration in textiles cultivates an environment that...

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Teaching children to work with clay

Students in the MA program in art with a concentration in art education investigate issues in...

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art_degree_art_history_ma.jpg

The MA in art with a concentration in art history is a comprehensive degree program designed to...

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Student painting
Art, MFA (MFA)

The ASU School of Art's highly ranked MFA program provides artists with both a formal and a...

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Arizona state students working with printmaking tools

The BA in the arts is an interdisciplinary degree program designed for students who are...

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Digital culture, student projecting work

The MM program in composition with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media is...

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Female music student conducting

The DMA program in music with a concentration in conducting (emphasis areas: choral, orchestra...

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Dean Tepper sitting with students

The MA program in creative enterprise and cultural leadership empowers students to advance...

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Dance (BFA)

The School of Music, Dance and Theatre provides a dynamic and culturally diverse learning...

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The BFA in dance with a concentration in dance education prepares students for certification to...

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Feet dancing on a blue floor

The MFA in dance with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media and performance builds...

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The graduate certificate in dance teaching artist praxis prepares students to enter the dance...

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Dancer

The MFA in dance enriches students' creative and embodied practices through an integrated...

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Text on chalkboard

The MSD with a concentration in visual communication design is a degree program meant for...

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The BA in design studies is a four-year, nonstudio program of study in design that focuses on...

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The BA in design studies is a four-year, nonstudio program of study in design that focuses on...

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Drawings and project ideas

The design concentration within the PhD in design, environment and the arts is an individualized...

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Abstract drawing

The PhD in design, environment and the arts with a concentration in digital culture in design...

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Bookshelf with many books

The health care and healing environments concentration under the PhD program in design,...

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Abstract project

The history, theory and criticism concentration within the PhD program in design, environment...

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Architecture drawings

The PhD in design, environment and the arts is an individualized, institute-wide,...

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Student with glasses is looking at some digital concepts

The BA program in digital culture equips students with the technical skills to create...

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The BA program in digital culture equips students with the technical skills to create...

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Student is touching colorful lights

The BA program in digital culture equips students with the technical skills to create...

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Abstract image with random text

The BA program in digital culture equips students with the technical skills they need to create...

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Student is writing and holding a smart phone

The BA program in digital culture equips students with the technical skills they need to create...

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Students looking at a projected image

The BA program in digital culture equips students with the technical skills they need to create...

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Purple lights with text ASU Digital culture

The BA program in digital culture equips students with the technical skills they need to create...

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Silhouette with a blue background

The BA program in digital culture equips students with the technical skills they need to create...

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Students and shadows

The BS program in digital culture with a concentration in media processing is for students...

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Students and shadows

The BA program in digital culture equips students with the technical skills to create...

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Digital culture lab, student’s hands with cables and technology

The BA program in digital culture equips students with the technical skills they need to create...

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Silhouette in a dress

The BA program in digital culture equips students with the technical skills they need to create...

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Student is explaining the new technology in headphones

The MA in digital culture is a program housed in the transdisciplinary School of Arts, Media and...

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Architecture students working on a model

The BS program in environmental design offers an integrated curriculum in environmental design...

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Bonang, traditional musical instrument

The MA program in music with a concentration in ethnomusicology helps students develop skills in...

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Students studying fashion design sketches
Fashion (BA)

The BA in fashion at ASU is a transdisciplinary program that provides students with a foundation...

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Student with film camera and headphones

By bringing their own unique stories to life, students pursuing a degree in film and media...

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Students who pursue the BA in film with a concentration in filmmaking practices receive...

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College professor and student reviewing a book

The graphic design program in The Design School is committed to excellence in traditional and...

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Healthcare and Healing Environments (MSD)

The MSD with a concentration in design of health care and healing environments is focused on the...

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Student showing industrial design product

Industrial designers are responsible for the design of product and service systems that people...

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Student holding a design project

The MID in industrial design is a studio-based program in which students learn to design new...

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image of a story telling method

The MSD in industrial design is meant for individuals interested in advanced studies in:

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Students working at innovation venture in the Design School

The MS program in innovation and venture development integrates the most advanced practices and...

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modern design work

The MIA is a studio-based degree that provides a focused experience for students with an...

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The interior design program at The Design School explores how people inhabit, interact with and...

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image of a story telling method

The MSD in interior design is a research program that allows students to investigate deeper into...

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Landscape architecture students discussing a layout plan

The BSLA program offers students the opportunity to engage with the community in applied...

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Landscape architect at work with a pencil and a model

The MLA is designed to enable students to engage with the community in projects that focus on...

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Abstract image

Media arts and sciences is a PhD program housed in the transdisciplinary School of Arts, Media...

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Students in classroom playing musical instrument, orchestra
Music (BA)

The BA in music provides students with a broadly based liberal arts degree. Students receive a...

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Sound control device

The DMA program in music with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media is a unique...

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The BA in music with a concentration in music and culture is a broadly based liberal-arts degree...

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Students and faculty studying music

The PhD in music with a concentration in music learning and teaching is a scholarly research...

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ASU school of Music faculty reviewing notes with students

In the MA program in music, faculty members provide and participate in multisensory learning...

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School of Music students studying

The PhD program in music with a concentration in musicology focuses on the scholarly study of...

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The popular music concentration within the BA program in music at Arizona State University...

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Student playing the violin

The DMA in music with a concentration in music composition is a comprehensive professional...

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Music notes

The MM program in composition focuses on the development of skills necessary to pursue a career...

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Music entrepreneurship is a discipline that intersects the traditional music disciplines. Music...

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College music faculty at work

The BMus program in music learning and teaching is an innovative 120 credit hour degree program...

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School of Music faculty teaches students how to play the flute

The MM program in music learning and teaching is designed for individuals interested in music...

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Abstract image

The DMA in music with a concentration in performance is a professional degree program for...

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Music performance, student playing the French horn

The MM program in performance concentrates on the performance and teaching of Western art music...

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ASU students in a music opera performance

The MM program in music theatre and opera performance provides students the opportunity to...

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This certificate in music theory pedagogy offers specialized study in music theory to help...

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Playing the guitar

The BMus program in music therapy prepares students for a career in health care, community-based...

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Playing the guitar

The MM program in music therapy provides students with graduate-level study in the theory,...

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The BMus program in performance with a concentration in collaborative piano offers private...

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Music conductor holding his baton

The MM in performance with a concentration in conducting presents conductors of orchestras or...

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ASU school of music student playing the guitar

The BMus in performance with a concentration in guitar is a program that focuses on the study of...

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Playing the drums

The BMus in performance with a concentration in jazz prepares students for professional careers...

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Playing the piano

The BMus in performance with a concentration in keyboard is a program that focuses on the study...

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ASU students performing in a musical

The BMus in performance with a concentration in music theatre is an intensive, performance-...

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Orchestral instrument, students practicing in the classroom

The BMus program in performance with a concentration in an orchestral instrument focuses on the...

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Two voice performance students singing to microphone

The BMus program in performance with a concentration in voice focuses on the study of vocal...

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Student performing

The BA in performance and movement is an inclusive, transdisciplinary degree program that...

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Students playing the cello

The MM program in performance with a concentration in performance pedagogy concentrates on the...

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Playing the piano

The MM program in performance with a concentration in collaborative piano gives students the...

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Community gathered to see the socially engage students performance

The graduate certificate in socially engaged practice in design and the arts centers around...

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Students performing, person with feathers on his head
Theatre (BA)

The BA program in theatre provides students with a rigorous academic and hands-on theatre...

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Students performing, woman in a yellow dress

The BA program in theatre with a concentration in acting provides students with a rigorous...

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Theatre performance

The BA program in theatre with a concentration in design and production provides students a...

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Theatre performance

The MFA in theatre with a concentration in directing is a program for students who demonstrate...

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Theatre student smiling and holding a laptop

The concentration in dramatic writing under the MFA in theatre includes coursework in...

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Theatre Students with digital media

A concentration of the MFA in theatre, the interdisciplinary digital media program focuses on...

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Theatre performance, female carrying a blue flag

The PhD in theatre with a concentration in theatre and performance of the Americas is a program...

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Students performing

The MFA program in theatre with a concentration in performance re-envisions the role of the...

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ASU theatre students talking

The internationally recognized theatre for youth MFA program at ASU features distinguished...

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Student practicing a theatre performance

The internationally recognized theatre for youth PhD program at ASU features distinguished...

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Performance, people in white costumes

The MA program in theatre introduces students to graduate study in the field of theatre and...

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Students learning how to play the piano

Students pursuing the BMus in theory and composition must choose a concentration in either...

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Students studying a book

Students pursuing the BMus in theory and composition must choose a concentration in either...

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Urban design project

The MUD is a transdisciplinary postprofessional graduate program in The Design School. Students...

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Graphic design student at work

The MVCD is a studio-based degree program. Students in this program work on strategic visual...

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