High School Programs

High School Programs

Every summer, we open our campus for short workshops that can give you a taste of what the college experience is really like – before you get here as a student.

Whether you want to explore SFUAD as a university or just have a great time this summer, we have some programs that will keep you creating.

One Week Sessions (High School Students Ages 16+)

If you’re interested in attending Santa Fe University of Art and Design, visit our campus this summer for our ArtFest workshops taught by SFUAD faculty! It’ll give you a taste of what an art university education is really like. Students 16 years and older at the time of the workshop are eligible to visit us for one-week workshops this summer. Students may arrive as early as July 6 for registration, classes begin on July 7, and participants will depart the morning of July 13.

Digital Arts for Filmmakers Intensive

July 7 - 13

  • Shoot, edit, animate, and upload with the SFUAD digital arts workshop for high school filmmakers and artists.
  • Take a creative learning adventure into one of America’s oldest cities and region of mystic legends, cultures, and landscapes.
  • Practice the nuts and bolts of creative media storytelling and social media campaigns that help your work get noticed.
  • Work individually and with other aspiring creatives to discover your own voice as you create your own unique work.

Whether you prefer a skateboard or a dolly, an iPhone or camera, the SFUAD digital arts workshop for filmmakers is Santa Fe’s center for summer fun and creativity.
Cost: $800 for workshop, room, board, and excursions

Photography Intensive

July 7 - 13
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. From the camera obscura and to the 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.
Cost: $800 for workshop, room, board, and excursions

Film Intensive

July 7 - 13
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.
Cost: $800 for workshop, room, board, and excursions

For more information, Contact Mary Beth Lindsey at 505-473-6650 or marybeth.lindsey@santafeuniversity.edu.