Excellence in fine arts education
U.S. News and World Report ranked the School of Art in the Herberger Institute No. 15 out of 226 in overall fine arts education — moving up five spots over its 2016 rank and tying with Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art and New York’s Parsons School of Design, ahead of Rutgers, the University of Texas, Austin and Temple University. The School of Art’s ceramics program ranked fourth and its photography program ranked sixth.
“Graduate programs in ASU’s School of Art continue to be globally recognized,” said Herberger Institute Dean Steven J. Tepper. “Our faculty and students are working at the highest levels of creativity here in the desert, and Grant Street Studios in downtown Phoenix is, hands down, the best studio and exhibition space for MFA candidates in the country. Importantly, we are preparing artists who are socially engaged, technologically empowered, and have the mindset and opportunity to collaborate across disciplines.”