Art degree programs

Student Life

Each of our students is a key component in making the School of Film, Dance and Theatre and the Herberger Institute community strong and vibrant.

Whether you are a prospective undergraduate or graduate student needing vital information to help narrow university options or you are a current undergraduate or graduate student needing advice on classes, internships or job opportunities, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is here to meet your needs.

Our Faculty

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Resources for Students

Resources for students at the School of Art.

Contact Us

Main Office

480-965-8338 (fax)
Art Building, Room 102

Mailing address

School of Art 
PO Box 871505 
Tempe AZ 85287-1505 





Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor Art EducationThe application deadline is December 1, 2017; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. Screening of candidates will begin immediately; for best consideration, application materials should arrive by the deadline.

Galleries + Facilities

The School of Art boasts four galleries in addition to well-maintained facilities in printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, photography, foundry, electronic neon sculpture, wood turning, blacksmithing, weaving, 3-D printing and rapid prototyping, HD video, interactive performance, computer animation and more.  



Joanna Grabski, director and professor

Associate Director

Forrest Solis, associate director and associate professor

Assistant Director of Retention

Mary Hood, assistant director of retention and associate professor


The first degrees approved to be awarded by the Department of Art occurred in 1958 with an MA in art as well as art history. In 1965, the Department of Art, which had been a unit of the College of Liberal Arts, joined the new College of Fine Arts. Harry Wood, who had come to campus in the late 1950s, was chair of the Department of Art. He made the move with his department to the College of Fine Arts.


The School of Art in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the leading institution for the instruction of art in metropolitan Phoenix and central Arizona. Encompassing a breadth of disciplines and a comprehensive range of instruction in the studio arts, the academic fields of art education and art history, as well as museum studies, the School of Art proudly maintains its place as one of the largest schools of public instruction in the arts and embraces nationally ranked programs.