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Arizona State University School of Art

The ASU School of Art’s highly ranked MFA program provides artists with both a formal and a conceptual foundation in contemporary art. Situated in the context of a public research university renowned for innovation, students work closely with our distinguished art faculty to develop the skills to produce culturally relevant work and sustain a lifelong creative practice. Students are encouraged to work across disciplines, and also select a focus from a range of media including animation, ceramics, intermedia, metals, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, and wood.

In addition to our expansive curriculum, students benefit from our visiting artist and scholar lecture series, professionalization workshops, teaching opportunities and pedagogical training. Students also supplement their arts curriculum by taking advantage of the vast resources afforded by a “Research 1” university, engaging with world renowned researchers or taking courses in a variety of departments. The ASU Museum offers vital opportunities for students to learn from and connect with artists and curators.

Above: The School of Arts Grant Street Studios building in downtown Phoenix houses the MFA studios, MFA production facilities, Step Gallery, and Northlight Gallery. Image by Craig Smith, Studio OCD LLC. Courtesy of ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.