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About ASU

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. Recently, it opened the satellite center in Los Angeles, in the historic Herald Examiner Building, to connect to Los Angeles as a hub for narrative content creation.  ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

 About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, increasing the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit

 About the program: Narrative and Emerging Media

The Narrative and Emerging Media (NEM) Program, powered by the most innovative university in the nation, draws on the talent and energy of the global entertainment capital of the world to drive

innovation and inclusion in next-generation storytelling. Through research, policy, graduate education, fellowships, and industry partnerships, the NEM Program shapes how new technology is designed and deployed to activate human expression for a more just world. The NEM Program, located at the newly renovated historic Herald Examiner Building in downtown Los Angeles, CA, will host hundreds of students who will learn to create immersive media experiences of all kinds while thriving in a rich environment supporting experimentation, research and policy exploration.