Graduate degree programs

At the ASU Herberger Institute, you will have access to a quality education, which will support you in imagining and achieving your professional goals.

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Graduate Students at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

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

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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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Digital technology project

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

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

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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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Digital culture, student projecting work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Theatre performance

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

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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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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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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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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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