Studio Nights

Studio Nights is an annual event held within The Design School where local design professionals are invited into the student studio. This event allows our graduate students enrolled in a studio-based degree the opportunity to network and make connections with local firms to assist them in securing an internship for the summer, which is a program requirement. 

Cluster Project

“When the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” 

The Interdisciplinary Cluster Competition is an annual competition held within The Design School that fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration among our junior students, providing students an opportunity to apply knowledge, gained in the studio, to solve real-life design projects. 

Design electives

Add creativity to your college experience with a Herberger Institute class.
Art, dance, design, music and theatre and film classes are available to all ASU students this fall in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Several courses fulfill CS, HU or L general studies designations and awareness area requirements for C, G or H.

Whatever your interests, the Herberger Institute has the classes that fit your needs!

SHADE / Solar Decathlon Project

SHADE: Solar Homes Adapted for Desert Equilibrium is a prototype designed and constructed for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon, a biannual International Competition for net-zero homes built with integrated photovoltaics and other sustainable features and technologies. SHADE employs a number of passive design strategies - self-shading, ventilated facade, optimal volume and orientation - along with a number of sustainable technologies - radiant cooling, phase change materials, and energy recovery to respond to our extreme, urbanized Sonoran Desert environment. 

ASU’s Solar Laboratory and Deck

Founded by the late Professor John Yellott, ASU’s Solar Laboratory is a nationally recognized facility for research and education in active and  passive solar heating/cooling/electricity and in climate responsive building material design concepts.

Design Primer

Summer Design Primer 2018

Architecture - Industrial Design - Interior Design - Landscape Architecture - Visual Communication


This is where your future begins. Take your next step by completing the admission process and find out why The Design School is among the most comprehensive schools of design in the nation. Scroll down for further information on the undergraduate and graduate application process.