Workshops – SFUAD Prospective Students


Workshops – SFUAD Prospective Students

It’s not too early to get a taste of what college life is like! At Santa Fe University of Art and Design, you can experience what it’s like to study art in a supportive, collaborative environment. Whether you’re curious about SFUAD specifically, or just want to get ahead in preparing for your college experience, these workshops will prepare you for what’s ahead in your academic path.

All workshops take place from July 10 – 15 2014 on campus at SFUAD.
Digital Arts Intensive for Prospective SFUAD Students
Instructor: Justin Galante – Santa Fe University of Art and Design

The “New Renaissance of Digital Art” is upon us, and infinite potential for success is available to those who have the proper tools to navigate the constantly evolving “Digital Arts” landscape. Justin Galante’s intensive 5-day “Intro to Digital Arts” workshop aims to provide students with these tools, along with the entrepreneur mindset needed to thrive as a professional artist in today’s marketplace.


Film Intensive for Prospective SFUAD Students
Instructor: Peter Grendle – Santa Fe University of Art and Design

This one-week intensive course will take the passionate future filmmaker and transform them into a well-versed cinephile with the fundamental skills needed to analyze and create their own short films.  This course will cover basic theory, screenwriting, pre-production, production, and post-production – culminating in a three minute short film.


Photography for Prospective SFUAD Students
Instructor: Andy Mattern

Using a range of hands-on experiments and collaborative activities, we will explore the fascinating creative medium of photography from the perspective of contemporary art. Beginning with the camera obscura and landing in the palm of your hand with a cell phone camera, this intensive workshop takes into account an array of lens-based practices to examine different strategies of visual inquiry. No formal experience or special equipment is required, just an open mind and a sincere interest in looking deliberately at the world around us.


Trips around New Mexico


In addition to evening events on-campus students have an opportunity to join us for a visit to an amusement park in Albuquerque, a hike in a beautiful nearby canyon or a rafting trip.

Bandelier – July 13, Sunday


Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years.  Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.  Spend the day exploring and hiking throughout this national monument and learn about the history and culture of the Pueblo people of New Mexico. There is no additional fee for this event and sack lunches will be provided.

Cliff’s Amusement Park


Are you ready to ride the New Mexico Rattler? Well … no one is. Join us for an adventurous evening at Cliff’s Amusement Park. This is the perfect event for you thrill seekers with over two dozen rides and attractions to enjoy, plus a water park.  Cliff’s promises “blow-your mind, scream-your-head-off, let’s-go-again rides that leave you gasping for more!”. There is no additional cost for the entrance fee; however, students should be prepared to cover the cost of food and drinks while in the park.

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Get in touch with us

Need more information? Have some specific questions? Feel free to get in touch with us here.

Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 Saint Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7634