Faculty and Research

We undertake special initiatives to advance the mission of serving as a beacon for the cultural, artistic and educational resources in the region.

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Film, Dance and Theatre research + initiatives

Through the creativity of its faculty, staff and students, the School of Film, Dance and Theatre has undertaken several innovative special initiatives to advance its mission of serving as a beacon for the cultural, artistic and educational resources in the region. 

ASU Film Spark

Film Spark

Film Spark has three primary goals: To help ASU students and alumni in their entertainment careers, to create a better industry, culture and society, and to deepen ASU connections with the alumni, prospective students, entertainment companies and others in the region. Read more.

Tour Bus Theatre Company

Tour Bus Theatre Company is a touring theatre company within the School of Film, Dance and Theatre. Read more.

Hollywood Invades Tempe

Hollywood Invades Tempe brings professionals to ASU to speak about their work in the film industry through special screenings and open forum events. Read more.

Performance in the Borderlands

Performance in the Borderlands provides the opportunity to experience, collaborate and discuss identity and politics through various cultural performances with mutual understanding and the exchange of ideas. Read more.

Our researchers

Science Exposed at the Biodesign Institute

Featured researcher: Elizabeth Lerman
Center: Science Exposed

An Arizona State University semesterlong fusion experiment that paired artists from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts with scientists from the Biodesign Institute culminated in a one-night-only performance of “Science Exposed: Bringing Science to Life through the Arts.”

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Linda Essig presenting at an international education conference

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Researcher directory

We support the scholarly inquiry, applied research and creative activity of more than 60 faculty.

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