The Arts (BA)/Design Studies (BA)

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Undergraduate students pursuing the cross-institute bachelor of arts programs gain an increased understanding of the theoretical, historical and cultural forces that shape design and the arts. These programs also allow an open-ended path for the exploration and development of a range of skills that will be valuable for advanced study in multiple disciplines. Producing a research or creative project can be the most rewarding experience of an undergraduate career. The activity provides an opportunity for you to explore areas of your arts or design interest in greater intensity. For information on the thesis/creative project in these programs, please contact FHA Jennifer Setlow.

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Faculty Honors Advisors

William Heywood

Student Profile: 
Willow Senjamin

Barrett honors student Willow Senjamin talks about the unique opportunities she received as an Art major at the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts. Her experiences include working closely with local Phoenix artists and traveling abroad through Barrett's travel programs. Most recently, she earned an internship with the Smithsonian where she gained invaluable knowledge in her field of interest, Art Administration.