Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) provides students with a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that combines practical experience with core theory, inspiring creativity, passion and outstanding performance at its campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. SFUAD is the oldest school of higher education in New Mexico. The school traces its roots to 1859 and was first chartered in 1874 when New Mexico was a territory.
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SFUAD offers undergraduate degree programs in art, contemporary music, creative writing, digital arts, graphic design, film, performing arts and photography. SFUAD is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
During the past 20 years, more than 30 movies have been produced at Garson Studios, the university’s professional film studio. Movies produced at Garson Studios have collectively won four Golden Globe awards and five Oscars, and have been nominated for 18 others. One movie shot at Garson Studios, No Country for Old Men, won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
In 2012, Backstage magazine named SFUAD’s Performing Arts Department one of the top five in the country outside of Los Angeles. The Princeton Review named SFUAD the “Best in the West.”
SFUAD has been highlighted in the book America’s Best Kept College Secrets by Peter Arango.