School of Art | Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts


The photography program in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Art is considered one of the finest institutions in the country. Our graduate photography program has ranked in the top ten in the country by U.S. News and World Report since 2002.

Students learn from faculty with diverse creative concerns and who cultivate technique in the service of ideas, parallel to the critical and cultural analysis of the medium. Students have access to the widest range of photographic possibilities, including silver gelatin, chromogenic color, digital imaging, video, alternative processes and mixed media. Students explore interdisciplinary options in their art through other disciplines, including printmaking, intermedia and sculpture.

The Northlight Gallery is a vital part of the School of Art’s photography program. Students have the opportunity to exhibit. The community as well as students also can see the work of outstanding photographic artists from across the country. Northlight Gallery houses a permanent collection and extended loan of more than 4,000 prints that span the medium's history dating back to 1840.