What Makes Us Special

What Makes Us Special

Santa Fe University of Art and Design

  • In 2012, Backstage magazine named SFUAD’s Performing Arts Department was named one of the top five in the country outside of L.A. According to the magazine, SFUAD, along with Emory, Tulane University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and University of Texas at Austin, offer top performing arts education for those seeking careers in film or television and also ‘put students on the scene when it comes time to film next year’s blockbuster or indie hit.’

Source: Backstage, “5 Top College Performing Arts Programs Outside of L.A.,” Oct. 29, 2012, on the Internet at http://www.backstage.com/news/spotlight/5-top-college-performing-arts-programs-outside-la/

Sources: Peter Arango, America’s Best Kept College Secrets (CreateSpace, 2012)





Financial Aid

Source: www.AICAD.org

Alumni Employment

Sources: Laureate International Universities, “Santa Fe University of Art and Design Alumni Study,” May 2011, by Charles Framularo.

Strategic National Arts Alumni (SNAAP) May 2011 report, “Forks in the Road: The Many Paths of Arts Alumni,” on the Internet at http://snaap.indiana.edu/snaapshot/

Garson Studios

Santa Fe (the City)

Sources: “The Most Artistic Cities in America,” the Atlantic, Nov. 30, 2011, on the Internet at http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2011/11/most-artistic-cities-america/592/

Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau, on the Internet at http://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/About_Santa_Fe/index.html

UNM’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, “The Economic Importance of the Arts & Cultural Industries in Santa Fe County,” 2004, on the Internet at http://bber.unm.edu/pubs/SFCoArtsES.pdf


Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau, on the Internet at http://santafe.org/Pillars/Pristine_Nature/index.html

• Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United States.

• Readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine have ranked Santa Fe as one of their favorite travel destinations in the United States for 20 years running.

• Santa Fe is the small city with the best food in the country, according to the Rand McNally/USA Today “Best of the Road Rally.”

Source: Albuquerque Business First, “Santa Fe wins ‘best food town’ in national competition,” July 12, 2012, on the Internet at http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/blog/morning-edition/2012/07/santa-fe-wins-best-food-town-in.html

Santa Fe trails only San Francisco among U.S. metro areas in percentage of households headed by same-sex partners.

Source: http://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Gay_Travel/index.html

• Santa Fe Independent Film Festival named one of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2014” by Moviemaker Magazine.

Source: http://www.moviemaker.com/tag/top-50-festivals-worth-the-entry-fee/