Our Performing Arts Department has been named among the Top 5 in the USA outside of Los Angeles by Backstage Magazine teaching you how to become The Complete Actor.
The Performing Arts Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design will introduce you to all the ins and outs of production and performance – while you focus on a chosen specialty. With our strong foundation in Theatre basics, and a specialization in what you love, you’ll be known and respected around the country for your knowledge and professionalism. Unlike many conservatory programs, we have no waiting period for first-year students – that means you’ll be auditioning for a mainstage production as soon as you get here Freshman year.
But there’s more opportunity to build your repertoire outside of our four mainstage annual productions: you’ll perform in studio shows, recitals, workshops, music forums, dance concerts, student films, and more. National and international theatre and dance professionals visit regularly as guest directors, actors, and to lead classes and special workshops. We also believe in the Complete Actor – we’ll prepare you not just for acting on stage, but also acting for film, television, webisodes, voiceover, commercials, and more.