Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) Center graduate degrees

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The Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) Center in Mesa, Arizona, is home to three transdisciplinary graduate programs from three different schools at Arizona State University with courses from several other schools. The programs foster collaboration across fields through a shared core curriculum

What is XR?

Extended reality (XR) is an umbrella term that includes any intersection of digital and physical realities, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and any immersive experiences that exist between these forms. These technologies and practices can result in a number of different product types, including video games, immersive cinema, data visualization applications for virtual reality mobile applications for augmented reality, physical spaces augmented with projection mapping or other interactive technologies, and many more.

Graduate degree programs

The graduate programs are transdisciplinary in nature, bringing designers, creators, developers, researchers and worldbuilders together in the creation of new worlds that take multiple forms. The three degrees below are housed in three different schools and include courses from several others, but they also share a core curriculum which allows students to build a multi-disciplinary team of collaborators.

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MS in media arts and sciences (extended reality technologies)

Immerse yourself in the creation of content for virtual, augmented and mixed realities with the School of Arts, Media and Engineering's Master of Science in media arts and sciences with a concentration in extended reality technologies.

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MSD in design (experience design)

Prepare for careers in designing all kinds of experiences—games, extended and virtual realities, interactive environments and more—with The Design School's Master of Science in design (experience design).

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MS in futures and design

Learn theories and practical tools for researching, ideating and prototyping, imagining, making and sharing futures with the School for the Future of Innovation in Society's Master of Science in futures and design. You will apply this knowledge through collaborative projects across multiple media with real-world clients to inspire positive change.

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Spring 2023 courses

Are you an XR artist looking for support beyond a graduate degree or a creator seeking to develop work in emerging media? We also offer the XRts Immersive Media Fellowship, which supports diverse artists, technologists and designers who drive social change through immersive experiences. Learn more at

Cutting edge facilities and tools

The Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) Center will be a world class facility for emerging media technologies, second to none.

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A place of collaboration and community engagement

The MIX Center is more than an academic building. As part of ASU at Mesa City Center, it is a collaboration with the community and will serve as a hive of cultural exchange and public programming and events.

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