The School of Film, Dance and Theatre educates and advises students in the literatures, theories, histories, and practices of contemporary filmmaking, theatrical performance, dance, and related fields. Our teaching, research, creative activity, and professional service enrich the cultural life of the University, the community, the state, and the region, extending beyond our borders; and move the arts of theatre, dance, and film production into the future by building on their diverse histories and cultural contexts.


The faculty, students and graduates at ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are inventing the jobs and the businesses of the future; reimagining how design, art and culture get made and distributed; and coming up with new platforms and technology for the exchange of culture and the enrichment of the human experience. 

We are dedicated to the following design principles: