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Welcome to The Design School, where we educate designers to shape collaborations, synthesize complexity and catalyze transformation for public good.

Undergraduate students

Congratulations on your acceptance to ASU! Find out all you need to know about being a new undergraduate student in The Design School in ASU’s Herberger Institute and what your next steps are to joining us.

Graduate students

Future graduate students

Webinars for future graduate students

Master of Architecture

Learn more about the Master of Architecture program and how the degree prepares you for a design career.

Careers in Architecture webinar

Careers in Landscape Architecture

Information session that discusses our Master of Landscape Architecture program and how the degree prepares you for a design career!

Careers in Landscape Architecture webinar

Graduate Program Information Webinar

Informational webinar for potential applicants to our graduate programs. Watch this video for information about what it takes to apply to our programs, deadlines, and other helpful information.

Graduate Program Information Webinar July 30, 2020

How to Make Your Own Career with MSIVD

Learn more about our newest graduate program, the Master of Science in Innovation and Venture Development.

How to Make Your Own Career with MSIVD

Alumni Spotlight: Master of Landscape Architecture Program with Lora Martens

Faculty member and alumna Lora Martens will serve as special guest for this webinar to discuss the MLA program and her path to practice and teaching. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member in The Design School, Lora is also founder and principal for Studio M Landscapes. Learn more about Lora’s journey and the Master of Landscape Architecture program.

Alumni Spotlight: Master of Visual Communication Design Program with Shangning Wang

Master of Visual Communication Design alumnus Shangning Wang ('16) will join us to discuss his experience in the program. Shangning is a Graphic Designer for the United Nations Development Programme. He will present projects he has worked on and tell us a bit about how he has progressed in his professional career thus far. Watch this webinar to learn about what to expect as an MVCD student.

Next Steps for Deferred Students

Watch this video for an overview of next steps for graduate students who deferred from Summer/Fall 2020 to Summer/Fall 2021. We will outline steps for international students, how to register, and tips on navigating your My ASU.



Careers in Interior Architecture

Information session that discusses our Master of Interior Architecture program and how the degree prepares you for a design career!

Careers in Interior Architecture webinar

Careers in Visual Communication Design

A virtual information session focused on our Master of Visual Communication Design program and how the degree prepares you for a design career!

Careers in Visual Communication Design

Portfolio Advice

Learn more about what the admission committees are looking for in your portfolio submission for the design graduate program applications!

Portfolio Tips Webinar

STEM-Designated Design Programs Webinar

Learn more about our STEM-designated graduate degree programs! These include our Master of Architecture (3 and 2-year pathways), Master of Industrial Design (3+ and 2-year pathways), Master of Landscape Architecture (3+, 2+ and 2-year pathways), Master of Science in Innovation and Venture Development, and the Master of Science in Architecture (3+ and 2-year pathways).

STEM-Designated Design Programs Webinar

Alumni Spotlight: Master of Architecture Program with Rachel Green Rasmussen

Master of Architecture Program alumna Rachel Green Rasmussen joins this webinar to discuss her experience in the program. Rachel is a Principal at Architekton in Tempe, Arizona. She will share projects she has worked on and how she has progressed in her professional career thus far. Learn what to expect as an MArch student.

Alumni Spotlight: Master of Interior Architecture Program Alumnae Panel

Join this panel of alumnae from our Master of Interior Architecture program as they present their experiences in the program, projects that they have worked on , and how they have progressed in their professional careers thus far. Panelists include Rutuja Chittekar, Interior Designer at Hayes Group Architects, Alyssa Hitt, Interior Designer at Gould Evans, Kirsten Keane, Director of Marketing at Jones Studio and Kiana Taie, Designer at Gensler. Learn about what to expect as an MIA student.

New graduate students

Congratulations on your acceptance to The Design School. We invite you to watch our webinars as you prepare for your next steps.

Webinars for new graduate students

Meet your advisors

Meet your graduate advisors at The Design School who will help you throughout your program. This video will go over how to navigate your My ASU page, how to register for classes, and other important resources.

Meet your advisors

2021 Graduate Open House

Watch the recording from our 2021 Open House event where we discussed next steps, important dates, and resources for new students.

Funding your graduate program

Learn about the various ways that you can help fund your graduate program at The Design School including scholarships, teaching assistantships, fellowships, and financial aid.

Student Checksheets and Registration

Meet with your graduate advisors at The Design School who outline the process of tracking your degree progress and resources available to you for registration.

Student Checksheets and Registration

Q&As for new and future graduate students