Graduate degree programs

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Explore our graduate degree programs

The ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts offers more than 70 graduate degrees and concentrations in our five schools Art, Arts, Media and Engineering, Design, Film, Dance and Theatre and Music. Whether you practice music, architecture, dance, theatre, design, visual art or film, creative excellence requires both a mastery of your discipline and the development of your own creative expression. At ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts you will excel, innovate and thrive.

Graduate Degrees

Architecture drawing

The MArch is an accredited professional degree program at ASU. There are two programs of study...

Digital technology project

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

Teaching children to work with clay

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

Art history student studying Chinese letters

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

Student painting
MFA

The MFA in art, offered by the School of Art, provides a stimulating and challenging program for...

Student measuring with a ruler

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

Female music student conducting

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

ASU student and School of music building background

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

Feet dancing on a blue floor

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

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

Dancer

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

College students and the digital culture

The arts, media and engineering concentration focuses on the integration and application of...

Student looking through a virtual reality glasses

Interaction design is about how people use products and services. This MSD program focuses on...

Students talking about a new product design

The MSD with a concentration in new product innovation is a research-oriented graduate degree....

Text on chalkboard

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

Drawings and project ideas

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

Abstract drawing

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

Bookshelf with many books

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

Abstract project

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

Architecture drawings

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

Student is explaining the new technology in headphones

The MA in digital culture is geared toward practitioners of design and the arts who have an...

Abstract image with blue squares

This program is an individualized institute-wide interdisciplinary degree that integrates...

Bonang, traditional musical instrument

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

Student measuring a sculpture’s head

The PhD in the history and theory of art is a collaborative program with the University of...

Student holding a design project

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

image of a story telling method

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

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modern design work

The MIA is a studio-based professional degree program that prepares graduates to fill leadership...

image of a story telling method

The MSD in interior design is a research program that addresses the discovery and inquiry of how...

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...
Abstract image

Media, arts and sciences doctoral students train in translating, transporting and combining...

Sound control device

The DMA in music with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media is designed for...

Digital culture, student projecting work

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

Students and faculty studying music

The PhD in music with a concentration in music education is a scholarly research degree....

ASU school of Music faculty reviewing notes with students

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

School of Music students studying

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

Student playing the violin

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

Music notes

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

School of Music faculty teaches students how to play the flute

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

Abstract image

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

Music performance, student playing the French horn

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

ASU students in a music opera performance

The MM program in performance with a concentration in musical theatre and opera performance...

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

Playing the guitar

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

Music conductor holding his baton

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

Students playing the cello

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

Playing the piano

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

Community gathered to see the socially engage students performance

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

Students gathered and the background has a projected image

The MFA program in theatre with a concentration in arts entrepreneurship and management teaches...

Theatre performance

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

Theatre student smiling and holding a laptop

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

Theatre Students with digital media

Interdisciplinary digital media, a concentration of the MFA in theatre, focuses on the growing...

Theatre performance, female carrying a blue flag

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

ASU students discussing a performance design

ASU offers a strenuous and innovative MFA program in theatre with a concentration in performance...

Students performing

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

ASU theatre students talking

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

Student practicing a theatre performance

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

Performance, people in white costumes

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

Urban design project

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

Graphic design student at work

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