Honoring the spirit of Sidney Poitier by transforming film education
Investing in our students
Less than 26 percent of ASU's budget comes from the state of Arizona, making gifts from private investors, foundations and corporate partners essential. In creative programs, the cost can be even higher than standard tuition as students need to purchase art supplies, musical instruments, and design and fabrication materials to complete their classwork.
Your support can make or break a student's experience. You can choose to direct your gift to scholarships, student enrichment, or a variety of programs that allow students to explore and experiment in their disciplines. For many students, your gift makes all the difference to get them to graduation.
Investing in our faculty
The ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has more than 700 faculty members who teach nearly 8,000 students in the disciplines of architecture and landscape architecture; art; arts, media and engineering; dance; design innovation; music; theatre and film. Your investment in faculty development and research is vital to maintaining and expanding the high-quality education we provide to students.
You can direct your investment to support faculty in the following ways:
Consider making a gift to a specific scholarship or fund
One school, two states, three cities
Spread across three cities in two states, The Poitier Film School offers cutting-edge filmmaking facilities, access to industry professionals and three degree programs: BA in Film with a concentration in filmmaking practices; BFA in Film and Media Production; and MA in Narrative and Emerging Media.
Thanks in part to your contributions, we offer students a flexible and evolving learning space that is designed to prepare master storytellers and digital creators for a rapidly evolving industry. Our locations include the Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) Center in Mesa and the ASU Tempe campus, both in Arizona, and the ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles.
The Poitier Film School continues to grow in Los Angeles, where students can participate in the Semester in LA program, learning in the heart of the industry as they network, land internships and begin their careers. Beginning in fall 2024, we’ll begin accepting freshmen in LA, increasing the school’s foothold in the entertainment capital of the world.