Undergraduate Admissions

Your view as a Herron undergraduate

What you can do as a Herron undergraduate is about as limitless as your imagination. In addition to some of the best undergraduate studio spaces in the country, Herron gives you access to opportunities all over Indianapolis, a city that is deeply connected to the arts.

At Herron you will grow as an artist, a designer, a professional, and a human being. These years will shape how you think about art and design, challenges and solutions, the world, and your place in it.

Undergraduate degrees

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Foundation studies

Your first year at Herron will focus on skills that are crucial to your success in art and design school. You will explore basic principles and techniques, as well as your own historical, cultural, and personal influences as an artist or designer.

Learn more about foundation studies
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Undergraduate visits

Learn about Herron’s programs, portfolio requirements, and admissions process. Tour Herron and the IUPUI campus. Talk with Herron faculty, advisors, and students. You can visit Herron on your own or with a group throughout the year.

Plan a visit

Admissions Prep

Get a step ahead with this one day workshop designed for the college bound teen! Students in this workshop, led by Herron faculty, will participate in writing exercises to improve their essays and get help photographing and choosing work for their admissions portfolio. Students will have the opportunity to prepare their digital portfolios, right here in Herron’s labs. Limit of 10 students per session. This workshop is offered by Herron Youth Programs. 


August 25, 2018
September 22, 2018
October 27, 2018

Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Tuition: $40

Grades 11-12

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