School of Arts, Media + Engineering

Education

The School of Arts, Media and Engineering offers educational opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate students interested in Digital Culture are able to pursue a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, minor or certificate in Digital Culture. Through a collaboration with five ASU schools and colleges, the Herberger Institute and the School of Arts, Media and Engineering have created curriculum that will not only prepare students with tangible skills in New Media, but also with skills to be thought leaders in this digital world over the next 40 years.

The School of Arts, Media and Engineering also offers a unique Media Arts and Sciences PhD program, in which students focus on translating and transporting knowledge across disciplines. This transdisciplinary degree is heavily focused on collaborative research, with courses complementing research activities.

Digital Culture Showcase installation.  Photo Credit: Tim Trumble

In addition, we offer digital media concentrations to students pursuing master's and PhD degrees in 10 different disciplines. Concentration students take two-thirds of their coursework through their unit and one-third of their coursework with the School of Arts, Media and Engineering. All concentrations include substantial credit hours devoted to interdisciplinary research and thesis work within the Arts, Media and Engineering research network.

School of Arts, Media and Engineering students explore the synergies between research and courses in the evolving field of experiential media while working with world-class faculty who are leading innovation in the field. School of Arts, Media and Engineering courses are designed to complement and enhance the students' research. Above all, the Arts, Media and Engineering student experience is becoming part of a network, taking part in research groups, class projects, informal after-class gatherings, and the School of Arts, Media and Engineering Student Association (AMESA).

Whether you're a prospective student or are already enrolled in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering program, you'll find answers to the most commonly asked questions about our unique, transdisciplinary programs: Do you offer a bachelor's degree? What master's and PhD degrees are offered? How do the Arts, Media and Engineering concentrations align with other degree offerings at ASU? How does this program allow students to work across so many different disciplines? What kinds of students do well in your programs?

Under the Graduate and Undergraduate links at left, you'll also have access to useful information, including: