Herron School of Art and Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The Department of Music and Arts Technology is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The music therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design & Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Dr.
Reston, VA 20190-5248
(703) 437-0700

American Music Therapy Association
10125 Colesville Road, #136
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(301) 589-3300



25 major, minor and certificate options

70+studio spaces

10,000+square feet of exhibition space


Herron School of Art and Design's mission is to provide professional education in the visual and music arts for degree-seeking students and offer opportunities for creative exploration for the broader community. Herron's programs add value to our culture and economy, enhance quality of life, and contribute to the development of society at all levels.


Herron School of Art and Design's vision is to prepare its graduates to become leaders in a world that requires a unique combination of creativity, conceptual skills, and technical abilities. Through its distinctive academic programs, unique community collaborations, and faculty research and creative activity, Herron will expand its role as a leader in the visual and music arts for the state of Indiana, across the country, and throughout the world.

Herron has prepared generations of students for meaningful careers as fine artists, designers, illustrators, teachers, historians, art therapists, music therapists, and endless other professions that require the critical thinking skills built into a Herron degree.

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Faculty who inspire

Herron faculty are nationally and internationally recognized artists, musicians, and scholars. They give their time generously in the studio, on the stage, and the classroom, and they connect students with opportunities from their own professional networks.

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