Learn about the innovation, collaboration, and creativity that happens at Santa Fe University of Art and Design – straight from the SFUAD faculty, students, and alumni from every program on our campus! Meet your professors, see student work, and understand what awaits you at SFUAD. You’re ready to be an artist – and we’re ready to help! MISSION Our mission is to prepare talented students around the world for successful careers as creative professionals in the fields of art, design, entrepreneurship, and innovation. We achieve this mission by cultivating students’ artistic, academic, and professional skills and knowledge while enriching their learning experience through meaningful community engagement, exciting campus activities, and participation in the global arts community. Santa Fe University of Art and Design provides extraordinary spaces to create, where exceptional teachers and practicing artists inspire, challenge, and mentor their students as they develop their creative and professional identities. Here are some of the other ways we support artists, creators and the wider community: FOSTERING FILMMAKERS As one of the few U.S. university campuses with a professional film studio, Garson Studios, Santa Fe University of Art and Design offers up-and-coming local filmmakers access to a state-of-the-art film theater, three soundstages, and production offices. Garson Studios has also been used for a variety of film productions such as Longmire, True Grit, and No Country for Old Men. COMMUNITY FOCUS DAY In 2011 we created a commUNITY Focus day, designed to strengthen a sense of social responsibility among our students and faculty. We join up with many nonprofit organizations around Santa Fe, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, and other local organizations, to lend our hours and passion to their causes. Find out about this year’s commUNITY Focus day, and how you can join in. SPONSORING THE ARTS We’re passionate about sponsoring art exhibits and events, such as the Santa Fe Film Festival. Our on-campus cinematheque, The Screen, is an important venue for the Festival. We also host Santa Fe artists at the Marion Center and in our Fine Arts gallery often throughout the semester. SUPPORTING YOUNG ARTISTS To encourage the next generation of creative professionals, we provide access to facilities and resources. That includes space for a Monte del Sol Charter School fundraiser, Santa Fe Art Institute summer camps and after-school programs, and the SITE Santa Fe Young Curators exhibition.

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Creative careers in the musical world are more and more relevant every day, and we work hard to make sure that you’re prepared for what the working world wants from you. ... [+]

LET OUR PASSION GUIDE YOU: BECOME A PERFORMER, COMPOSER, PRODUCER, TECHNOLOGIST, OR MUSICAL ENTREPRENEUR

Creative careers in the musical world are more and more relevant every day, and we work hard to make sure that you’re prepared for what the working world wants from you.

Not only will you foster skills in performance, technology, composition, and recording arts, you’ll also find yourself grounded in world music, theory, and history. Our full-time and contributing faculty members are practicing professional musicians, so you’ll be taught by your future peers – and our guest artists from all over the world will show you a diverse world of opportunities for musicians available today. Get ready for performances, workshops, seminars, and master classes, plus ensembles, where you’ll be playing non-stop. We also offer private lessons in all orchestral instruments and many world music instruments, plus lessons in piano, guitar, composition, songwriting, and music technology.... [-]

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Become a practitioner of a literary craft that takes risks, pursues obsessions, both bends and builds upon literary tradition, and draws readers into unique worlds. ... [+]

A BRAND NEW LITERARY TRADITION - THAT YOU HELP CREATE

Become a practitioner of a literary craft that takes risks, pursues obsessions, both bends and builds upon literary tradition, and draws readers into unique worlds. We believe that better readers make better writers – so get ready to crack open books that range from classic literary traditions to contemporary works hot off the presses. Push yourself even further with live audience readings, literary and journalistic publications, and post-workshop revisions.

LIBERAL ARTS CORE REQUIREMENTS: 36 CREDITS

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)

FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits) ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits) ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits) SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits) ... [-]
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The BA track is designed for a student who wants to minor in another subject – so imagine yourself with a degree in theatre design, plus a minor in sound design from our ... [+]

Discover your passion for lighting, sound design, stage management, costuming, or some combination of the above. We can help you find your future profession in behind-the-scenes magic.

The BA track is designed for a student who wants to minor in another subject – so imagine yourself with a degree in theatre design, plus a minor in sound design from our music department. Or, how a studio arts minor could enhance your abilities as a set designer. Arts Management makes a perfect combination for the future stage managers of the world. No matter what your perfect combination is, we can help you find it – and then help you make it a reality, with the experience you need to get started in the real world.... [-]

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If you’re looking to combine Theatre with another major, or a minor in another art, this degree is perfect for you. ... [+]

If you’re looking to combine Theatre with another major, or a minor in another art, this degree is perfect for you. You’ll begin with a well-rounded theatre core: tech to acting, management of history. While you can proceed to the BFA track if you wish, students who stay in our BA program generally want to establish professional experience in multiple subjects. For example a degree in theatre with a minor in screenwriting, studio arts, photography, or design – you’ll be an unstoppable artistic powerhouse for any theatre-based profession.

The BA in Theatre Performance requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 52 credits in major requirements, 4 credits in designated electives, and 28 credits in unrestricted electives.... [-]

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Get ready to become the most important person in any creative process: digital artists take concepts and turn them into physical realities. Whether you’re creating a stor ... [+]

Get ready to become the most important person in any creative process: digital artists take concepts and turn them into physical realities. Whether you’re creating a storyboard for a feature film or working on concept design for illustration, animation, or motion graphics, the moving parts can’t work until your art comes to life. We can give you the tools you need to look at the world in a perfect balance of form and function.

The BFA in Digital Arts requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 4 credits in foundation requirements, 48 credits in major requirements, 12 credits in emphasis requirements, and 20 credits in suggested electives.

LIBERAL ARTS CORE CURRICULUM: 36 CREDITS TOTAL ... [-]
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The Graphic Design program at SFUAD helps redefine the meaning of visual communication design – by focusing both on contemplative art and professional practice. ... [+]

BFA PROGRAM INTRODUCES GRAPHIC DESIGN AS BOTH CONTEMPLATIVE ART AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

The Graphic Design program at SFUAD helps redefine the meaning of visual communication design – by focusing both on contemplative art and professional practice. We believe our designers should graduate with a portfolio of work that showcases the depth and variety of their abilities as creators. Designers have opportunities to cover:

Fundamental principles of 2D, 3D, and 4D design Typography and design history Creative concepts for experimental and client-based work Creative methodologies and processes Print media and interactive/on-screen media Personal visual style Contemporary digital image-making tools Web/interactive design Motion graphics ... [-]
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If you need more wriggle room in your curriculum, our BA in Studio Arts can allow you that flexibility. You’ll begin with our foundation of drawing, painting, sculpture, ... [+]

If you need more wriggle room in your curriculum, our BA in Studio Arts can allow you that flexibility. You’ll begin with our foundation of drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media, and supplement your time here with cross-departmental studies. Integrate film or creative writing, photography or graphic design, to create an interdisciplinary experience custom-tailored to your dream job.

The BA in Studio Art requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 4 credits in foundation requirements, 48 credits in major requirements, and 32 credits in either a designated minor or unrestricted electives.

LIBERAL ARTS CORE REQUIREMENTS: 36 CREDITS

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)... [-]

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Take the flexibility you need to become a master photographer and combine it with skills and talents from another major, or focus on community arts. ... [+]

Take the flexibility you need to become a master photographer and combine it with skills and talents from another major, or focus on community arts. Imagine what you can do with a minor in film, or creative writing (journalism) or studio art. This degree allows you to custom-design your own photographic experience: when you combine outside passions with a photographic background, you’ll know all the rules and the best ways to break them. Don’t stop at the darkroom or the digital lab, see how far your photographic experience can take you.

The BA in Photography requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 4 credits in foundation requirements, 20 credits in major requirements, 24 credits in designated electives, and 36 credits in either a designated minor or unrestricted electives.... [-]

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This concentration immerses students in post-production: everything from picture editing; to sound-editing and sound design; to the application of a variety of post-produ ... [+]

Post-Production

Frames are the building blocks of story…

This concentration immerses students in post-production: everything from picture editing; to sound-editing and sound design; to the application of a variety of post-production tools and workflows that further manipulate captured sound and image. Upon graduating, students will have a deep understanding of the entirety of the post-production process and will have interned on at least one industry project in its post-production phase. The concentration prepares students for post-production oriented careers.

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Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)

FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits) ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits) ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits) SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits) ... [-]
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21st-century media requires strong storytelling and creative development from the first outline through shooting and post-production. ... [+]

21st-century media requires strong storytelling and creative development from the first outline through shooting and post-production. Learn how to leverage your ideas across multiple platforms: feature films, episodic television, web series, documentaries, emergent media, and more. Get ready to blow the writer’s room apart.

The BFA in Film’s curriculum was designed not by academics but by leaders within the industries that hire our alumni—so it’s incredibly relevant to the business of contemporary filmmaking.

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Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)

FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits) ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits) ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits) SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits) ... [-]
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The BFA in Film’s curriculum was designed not by academics but by leaders within the industries that hire our alumni—so it’s incredibly relevant to the business of contem ... [+]

Explore how to bring a story from idea to execution through techniques of digital animation and visual effects, including 3D modeling, rendering, and compositing; pre-visualization techniques; and post-production editing and effects. Learn the behind-the-scenes magic to make every creative thread in your story come alive.

The BFA in Film’s curriculum was designed not by academics but by leaders within the industries that hire our alumni—so it’s incredibly relevant to the business of contemporary filmmaking.

LIBERAL ARTS CORE (36 CREDITS):

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)

FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits) ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits) ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits) SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits) ... [-]
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Learn the inner workings of how to make dynamic, relevant media: short films and feature films, episodic television, web series, multi-platform content, and more. ... [+]

Learn the inner workings of how to make dynamic, relevant media: short films and feature films, episodic television, web series, multi-platform content, and more. Storytelling, creative development, cinematography, audio design, directing, producing, editing. The “film biz” is constantly changing – but it can be you who defines where it goes next.

The BFA in Film’s curriculum was designed not by academics but by leaders within the industries that hire our alumni—so it’s incredibly relevant to the business of contemporary filmmaking.

LIBERAL ARTS CORE (36 CREDITS):

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)

FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits) ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits) ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits) SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits) ... [-]
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Our Design/Technical Theatre students know exactly what it means to say “The show must go on”. Whether your passion is scene design, lighting design, costume design, or s ... [+]

Our Design/Technical Theatre students know exactly what it means to say “The show must go on”. Whether your passion is scene design, lighting design, costume design, or stage management, you can get the experience that you need starting on day one.

Our four mainstage shows every year are a great place to begin – but after that, there’s also our black box productions, student-run shows, extracurricular events, and more. You can even collaborate on projects with The Film School, to diversify your experience and get competitive for the professional world. None of our performances can happen without you: get ready to make some real magic behind the scenes.

The BFA in Theatre (Design/Technical Specialization) requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 80 credits in major requirements, and 4 credits in designated electives.... [-]

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This intensive, performance-oriented major includes private voice lessons, voice and movement for the stage, audition training, scene study, and dance that ranges from ta ... [+]

You’re the ultimate triple threat: with a degree in acting, singing, and dance, you can be unstoppable in the professional theatre world. Your first two years will be closely linked to the acting major, to build a strong performance core. Then, get ready to break out as an upperclassman: music, musical theatre acting, singing, and dance will be your entire world. This intensive, performance-oriented major includes private voice lessons, voice and movement for the stage, audition training, scene study, and dance that ranges from tap to jazz, modern to ballet.

Remember: you’re required to audition for our four main stage productions every year, which means your audition process will start during orientation week as a Freshman. Get ready to build up an impressive series of credits, from student films to leading roles, from black box studio shows to voice work. With hard work and dedication to your craft, you’ll be prepared to rule any stage or screen that dares to get in your way.... [-]

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Our Complete Actor program will help prepare you for the real world of acting professionals today: by incorporating as many venues and mediums as possible. ... [+]

Our Complete Actor program will help prepare you for the real world of acting professionals today: by incorporating as many venues and mediums as possible. From theatre to film, TV, voice-over work, commercials and webisodes, we can help you become a proficient, modern actor. Our students graduate with experience working in front of a camera, a microphone, and a live audience – which means you’ll have bragging rights when you’re ready to hit the job market or the audition circuit.

SFUAD offers a unique set of experiences to develop the Complete Actor:

Four main-stage productions a year, for which all acting students (even Freshmen) are required to audition.

Four black box productions a year, as well as smaller student-run shows.... [-]

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Our Commercial Studio Practices concentration will combine the hands-on, technical know-how you need to become an amazing photographer, with the business skills necessary ... [+]

Our Commercial Studio Practices concentration will combine the hands-on, technical know-how you need to become an amazing photographer, with the business skills necessary to open your own studio or work in a commercial setting. Explore multiple aspects of photography, portraiture, and fashion, as well as work in our brand new lighting studio. And when you’re ready to move beyond the world of Santa Fe, our photo studios in Berlin and Milan will welcome you for study abroad semesters during your Junior year.

The BFA in Photography emphasizes the development of skills, concepts, and the historical awareness essential to the professional artist. Students experience an in‐depth study of photography through studio instruction, practicum experience, and internships with artists, museums, galleries, and for‐profit or nonprofit arts organizations. A comprehensive study of the history of photography, theory, and ethics as related to past and contemporary issues, is a major focus of the curriculum.... [-]

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For an expansive, fine art photographic experience, this specialization is perfect for you. Not only will you explore traditional darkroom techniques, you’ll master the m ... [+]

For an expansive, fine art photographic experience, this specialization is perfect for you. Not only will you explore traditional darkroom techniques, you’ll master the most up-to-date digital practices. You’ll leave our campus with an exhibition portfolio ready for publication or for museum and gallery shows – and you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad at any of our network schools your Junior year.

STUDIO FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS: 4 CREDITS PHOT 1001 Freshman Studio I (2 credits) PHOT 1002 Freshman Studio II (2 credits)

As part of the liberal arts core curriculum that all undergraduate students are required to take, photography students must include the following course as their Humanities Distributive core course:... [-]

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Our New Media Journalism concentration includes mastery of interactive web publishing, video, audio, and alternative format magazines, as well as traditional print media. ... [+]

The face of journalism is changing every day – and you’re going to help define the direction it takes. Our New Media Journalism concentration includes mastery of interactive web publishing, video, audio, and alternative format magazines, as well as traditional print media. Storytelling combines video, audio, text and images – and you’ll be able to rise to that demand. In your Junior year, study abroad at our sister schools in Berlin or Madrid for an international experience that will prepare you for graduation.

STUDIO FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS: 4 CREDITS PHOT 1001 Freshman Studio I 2 PHOT 1002 Freshman Studio II 2

As part of the liberal arts core curriculum that all undergraduate students are required to take, photography students must include the following course as their Humanities Distributive core course:... [-]

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In our Studio Arts program you’ll receive a foundation in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media arts – and then find specializations that make your heart sing as ... [+]

In our Studio Arts program you’ll receive a foundation in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media arts – and then find specializations that make your heart sing as you find your artistic calling. Become a part of an ongoing dialogue, with faculty-guided closeness and structure, that will help smash your comfort zone and make you the fearless artist the world needs right now. You’ll present a capstone exhibition senior year, to help you rocket into the professional art world.

The BFA in Studio Art requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 4 credits in foundation requirements, 56 credits in major requirements, 20 credits in designated electives, and 4 credits in unrestricted electives.... [-]

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BBA

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Our unique program provides unparalleled opportunities for hands-on experience working with local artists and organizations, so you can hone your management skills as you ... [+]

Get the advantage you need to start a career that combines your love of the arts with ironclad business skills and community-building strategies. Our unique program provides unparalleled opportunities for hands-on experience working with local artists and organizations, so you can hone your management skills as you complete your degree. Whether you see yourself behind the scenes in a theatre, museum, gallery, nonprofit, or somewhere else entirely, you’ll benefit from the flexible, creative mindset that comes with attending an art and design school, combined with the business know-how you need to leave the competition in the dust.

Careers

Our students have worked almost anywhere you can think of: private and public galleries and museums, theatre troupes and operas, magazines and newspapers, television shows and Hollywood films. You get the point: we want you working. Because our internship is a graduation requirement for Arts Management majors, it’s not a chance – it’s a promise.... [-]

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