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This is where your future begins

Thank you for your interest in the Herberger Institute School of Art at Arizona State University! We offer 18 degree programs recognized for their excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Additionally, the institute and the university offer you varied opportunities and resources. As one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the United States, Phoenix offers many occasions to enjoy and participate in a range of artistic endeavors and interact with the artists attracted to the region.

Please take time to explore your options. Further information on the undergraduate and graduate application process is below. 

Steps to apply


Apply to ASU

Prospective students of the School of Art apply to Arizona State University and select their major of choice during the application process. There is no portfolio required at the time of admission to ASU. Some programs will have a portfolio review process during your second year of study.


Undergraduate international students should also visit the International admissions website for specific admissions requirements and documentation.

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts: School of Art


Admission requirements

As a prospective graduate student, you are required to submit an application to ASU Graduate Education. Be prepared to submit program-specific supplementary materials for your concentration with your Graduate Education application.


Anyone who holds a bachelor's or graduate degree from a university of recognized standing and earned the equivalent of a 3.00 (4.00 = “A” scale) grade-point average of 3.00 in the last two years of work leading to the bachelor's degree is eligible to apply for admission to Graduate Education.

In addition to the above requirements, please check the admission requirements for your preferred program of study.  Quick links are noted below for your reference:

Graduate international students should visit the Graduate education international student website for specific admission requirements and documentation.

Herberger Institute Recruitment and Admissions

With more than 135 undergraduate and graduate degrees to choose from across our five schools, you can develop your skills and become the creative, expressive professional you aspire to be.

Contact us!

Our admission representatives in the Herberger Institute can provide admissions guidance and support to prospective students.