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

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Architecture drawing

The MArch degree program is designed for students interested in:

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Digital technology project

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

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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 MFA program provides artists with both a formal and a conceptual...

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Community gathered to see the socially engage students performance

This certificate program in community-engaged practices in design and the arts places designers...

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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 offers emerging conductors the...

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Creative enterprise and cultural leadership students are changemakers and innovators working...

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Feet dancing on a blue floor

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

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This program equips students with the practical and theoretical knowledge, skills and...

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Dancer

The ASU MFA program in dance is normally accomplished during three years of residency.

The...

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The MSD program with a concentration in experience design focuses on design practices for...

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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 PhD program is a flexible, interdisciplinary program that permits designers to develop the...

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

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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 MS program in digital culture with a concentration in extended reality technologies focuses...

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

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The MS program in digital culture is designed for practitioners and makers in design and the...

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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 program with a concentration in design of health care and healing environments is...

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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 program 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 deeply investigate how...

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The MLA program is designed to enable students to work with communities in planning and design...

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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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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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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 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 required for a career in...

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Music Entrepreneurship (Graduate Certificate)

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 music with an...

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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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Music conductor holding his baton

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

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ASU students in a music opera performance

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

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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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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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Students performing

The MFA program in theatre with a concentration in performance reenvisions the role of the...

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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 trains...

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ASU theatre students talking

The internationally recognized theatre for youth and community MFA program features...

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Student practicing a theatre performance

The internationally recognized PhD program in theatre with a concentration in theatre for youth...

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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 post-professional graduate program in The Design School which...

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Graphic design student at work

The MVCD is a studio-based degree program.

Students in this program work on strategic...

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