Graduate degree programs

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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

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 is a program offered by the School of...

Student painting
MFA

The Herberger Institute School of Art MFA program seeks to provide a stimulating and challenging...

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 measuring with a ruler

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

Female music student conducting

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

ASU student and School of music building background
The MA program in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership empowers students to create the...
Feet dancing on a blue floor

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

Dancer

The MFA in dance at ASU is a highly flexible program that enriches creative and embodied...

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 program focuses on the...

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 is an individualized institute-wide interdisciplinary degree that...

Abstract drawing

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

Bookshelf with many books

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

Abstract project

The history, theory and criticism concentration focuses on the theoretical dimensions in areas...

Architecture drawings

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

Student is explaining the new technology in headphones

Digital culture is geared toward practitioners of design and the arts who have an interest in...

Abstract image with blue squares

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

Bonang, traditional musical instrument

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

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 degree is a 60 credit hour studio-based program in which students will learn to design...

image of a story telling method

The MSD with a concentration in industrial design is meant for individuals interested in...

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 with a concentration in interior design is a research degree program that addresses the...

Landscape architect at work with a pencil and a model

The MLA program at ASU is designed to enable students to engage with the community in applied...

Abstract image

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

Sound control device

The DMA program in music with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media and performance...

Digital culture, student projecting work

The MM in composition with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media and performance 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 in music education is designed for individuals interested in music teaching and learning...

Abstract image

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

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...

Playing the guitar

The MM program in music therapy provides music therapists with graduate-level study in the...

Music conductor holding his baton

The MM in performance with a concentration in conducting is appropriate for any musician (...

Students playing the cello

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

Playing the piano

Students in the MM program in performance, with a concentration in collaborative piano, perform...

Community gathered to see the socially engage students performance

Socially engaged practice centers around participation, reciprocal relationships, and...

Students gathered and the background has a projected image

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

Theatre performance

Admission to the directing, performance and performance design concentrations is cohort-based....

Theatre student smiling and holding a laptop

The concentration in dramatic writing under the MFA in theatre will include course work in...

Theatre Students with digital media

This graduate concentration is offered through the School of Film, Dance and Theatre in...

Performance, people in white costumes

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

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

Admission to the directing, performance and performance design concentrations is cohort-based....

ASU theatre students talking

This MFA program educates artists, teachers, scholars and advocates to take a leading role in...

Student practicing a theatre performance

This PhD program educates artists, teachers and scholars to take a leading role in the future of...

Students performing

The MFA program in theatre, concentration in performance re-envisions the role of the artist in...

Urban design project

Situated within The Design School, the MUD program is a transdisciplinary postprofessional...

Graphic design student at work

The MVCD is a 60 credit hour studio-based degree program. Students of this program work on...