Art and design

Display your individuality by creating pieces of art and design

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What’s the value of an art or a design degree?
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Studying art and design provides you the opportunity to create through self-expression. Art and design degrees teach you how to think creatively, solve problems and interpret the world. By pursuing an art degree or a design degree, you’ll study a range of topics and gain some of the most sought-after skills by employers, such as innovative and out-of-the-box thinking. You’ll be well prepared for success in many different professional roles.

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Types of design and art degrees
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Our art and design degrees run the gamut from art history and digital photography to graphic information technology and web development. You’ll analyze films, make contemporary art, design digital experiences and innovate in the Information Age. Whether you pursue an art degree or a design degree, the skills gained will prepare you for a career as a film editor, museum curator, graphic designer and more. Browse our degrees, offered 100% online.

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What can you do with an art and design degree?
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Artistic and design skills
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  • Artistic and aesthetic abilities.
  • Creative and critical thinking.
  • Deadline management.
  • Design software savviness.
  • Language and visual literacy.
  • Problem-solving strategies.
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Careers
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Design and art degree jobs
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  • Film and video editor.
  • Graphic artist or designer.
  • Multimedia artist and animator.
  • Museum curator or archivist.
  • Performance artist.
  • Web developer.
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Study with the best in the art and design industry
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Arizona State University is committed to training the next generation of artists and designers. Study at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation; The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the most diverse college at ASU; or the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, which is ranked in the top 50 for best undergraduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, 2021. As an ASU Online student, you’ll also enjoy an unparalleled suite of support services to empower you.

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News and stories about design and art
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Art and Design Degrees | ASU Online
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Art and design degrees
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Create your path to becoming a creative professional
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Learn about the types of art degrees and design degrees offered online at ASU, and learn what skills you’ll master and what you can do with an art degree.
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Online Master of Science in User Experience

The master’s in user experience online program addresses UX research, design, content development, communication, tone of voice and evaluation of all interfaces, components and products with which end users interact. This includes hardware and software user interfaces, informational products, identifying user needs, tasks, procedures, capabilities and limitations when using technology and interacting with information.

Examples of interfaces you’ll learn to optimize UX for include:

Online Master of Architecture

The master’s in architecture degree covers all aspects of architecture from theory and research to practice and design. The program focuses on developing your professional skills and social awareness. This knowledge will enable you to design buildings that improve contemporary life and remain an enduring expression of society.

Online Bachelor of Science in Graphic Information Technology - User Experience

User experience is a growing field within graphic information technology and other industries. This online UX design degree concentration offers an interdisciplinary foundation in web design, research and communication. You’ll develop applied skills in gathering user information, analyzing data and communicating through visual design. Coursework integrates studies from human systems engineering and technical communication. These fields offer a complete picture of the dynamic field of end-user experience.

Online Bachelor of Arts in Art - Museum Studies

The museum studies bachelor’s degree concentration at Arizona State University is the first of its kind offered 100% online in the U.S. Regardless of your location, you’ll have access to the undergraduate program’s rigorous curriculum. It features coursework on the study of art and all facets of museums, from business and cultural tourism to fundraising and marketing. You’ll take courses developed and taught by recognized professionals in museum studies. You’ll explore art galleries, preservation societies, public art programs and more from global, historical and cultural contexts.