Thank you for your interest in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre. We are excited that you are here and are dedicated to preserving your passion for the performing arts. This is where your future in theatre, film or dance begins. But before you step into the spotlight, you must complete the admissions process which starts with a general application to Arizona State University. Once you have been accepted to ASU, you can then be considered for admission into the Herberger Institute.


Student Life

Each of our students is a key component in making the School of Film, Dance and Theatre and the Herberger Institute community strong and vibrant.

Whether you are a prospective undergraduate or graduate student needing vital information to help narrow university options or you are a current undergraduate or graduate student needing advice on classes, internships or job opportunities, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is here to meet your needs.

Resources for students

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre offers resources for students


Committed to your success, we are proud to offer an abundance of financial, educational and research-related resources for those seeking to advance their communities through the integration of art and design into everyday life.

Facilities Rental

Thank you for your interest in renting one of our spaces!

As an academic institution, our facilities are reserved for first for our own student events and performances.  A standard for-profit rental facility tries to fill its entire schedule with events and has a full crew and ready equipment to anticipate and handle almost any event. In our facilities we allow rentals around our own production and class schedules – with staffing, technical equipment and needs addressed on a per show/event basis.

Offices and Ancillary Spaces

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre has facilities and offices in ten different buildings across the ASU Tempe campus. Offices for our faculty, staff, graduate students, and student organizations are located in the following:

Digital Media Laboratories

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre boasts four computer labs for digital media content creation and editing. All are based on the latest Apple iMacs and Mac Pros and equipped to dual-boot with both Apple and Windows operating systems. Software includes: 

Film Studios

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre runs three film studios/sound stages that serve as teaching and production spaces for class projects, student work, and feature film projects.

Stauffer B Film Studios

ASU Performing and Media Arts Center (APMA)

Rehearsal and Composition Venues

At any given time, the School of Film, Dance and Theatre has between twelve and twenty productions at various stages of rehearsal and development. Given this, working spaces for rehearsal and composition are the heart and soul of the program, and the School is well-outfitted with a large number of high quality studios.

Nelson Fine Arts Center (FAC)