Spring Open House at ASU California Center spotlights creativity

A group of people gathered inside an ornate room with arches and a chandelier

In the historic lobby of the ASU California Center Broadway, guests sign in for the Herberger Institute Spring Open House on March 16. Photo by Travis Hutchison


More than 200 people attended Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts' Spring Open House on March 16 at the ASU California Center Broadway and Grand locations in downtown Los Angeles. Of that group, more than half were prospective students, including a group from Bakersfield, California, and a group from the United Kingdom. 

Throughout the day, a shuttle bus transported guests between the Grand and Broadway locations, which are only a few blocks away from each other.

Prospective students, their families and guests toured both buildings and attended a variety of workshops offered by The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, ASU FIDM and The Design School, including “The Power of Visual Storytelling,” “Rework the Dress Shirt” and “Mold Making,” as well as a keynote panel on how creatives industries are being reshaped by artificial intelligence and virtual reality, a panel on careers in the creative industry, and tours of the “Art of Costume Design in Film” exhibition at the ASU FIDM Museum.

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