Are you ready for hARvesT 3? The studio arts students are getting ready for their annual fall show, juried and hung by the student body! We can’t wait to see what will be on display this year… #sfuad #harvest #studioart #fineartgallery #galleryshow (at Santa Fe University of Art and Design)
Q:Can you be just a singer to get into contemporary music, or do you have to know how to play instruments as well?
You can audition just with voice! You might end up deciding you want to learn a few instruments, or not - we do have vocal-only Contemporary Music students. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for your audition!
A final farewell to all the students who joined us for ArtFest14! Get a glimpse of our summer workshops, where we host students from 12 international countries (plus US attendees) for a mashup of culture, art, food, and fun.
Q:how does medical accommodation work for out-of-state students? I live in CA and am a juvenile diabetic, so ease of medical access is a make or break factor in choosing a school to apply to (especially one out of state).
Disclaimer: to answer this question, we read over this Preparing for College with JDRF document, so our answers are sort of based around this. If we’re making any incorrect assumptions, apologies in advance. What we can say is this:
- No matter what living situation you end up in on campus, you’ll be permitted to have a medical refrigerator (or whatever other prescription needs) close at hand at all times. We have other medical needs students on campus who have all been very easily accommodated, across a range of requirements - from oxygen tanks to motorized wheelchairs to assistance animals. It’s our duty as your educators to make preparations for your health.
- Our on campus medical clinic is open four days a week (MT/ThF) and the nurse practitioner would be happy to meet with you and your family, or speak with you over the phone, about making accommodations for anything you might need. If there are facilities that she can’t provide, she (and your home doctor) could make recommendations about local Santa Fe medical professionals who can.
- We are less than 1.5 miles from the main Santa Fe hospital (and medical complex), and less than 1 mile from two Urgent Care centers. We allow freshmen to have cars on campus, and we’re also on the main bus route, so whichever method of transportation you might need, it’s easy to get to off-campus medical locations.
A lot of this comes down to what health insurance you’ll have - we have a large variety of doctors around the city, so we’re assuming, depending on your parents’ insurance, that it won’t be hard to find someone in-network who can be your ongoing away-from-home medical assistant. If you choose to use the school insurance instead, a meeting or phone call with the Student Life team can help you find out about ongoing care options through our school health insurance.
We applaud your forward thinking and determination to explore out of state school options that will accommodate your diagnosis - and please know that we’ll do anything we can to make the transition easy and healthy for you! If you want to start having those conversations with the health people on our campus, call your enrollment advisor and they can get you in touch with the right people: 1-877-732-5977.
Here’s a sneak peak of our Dance students performing a special piece for Greer Garson’s 110th birthday celebration. Join us this weekend to honor our patron and beloved friend! #sfuad #dance #greergarson #birthday #mamagreer #freecake (at Santa Fe University of Art and Design)
Q:Can we study more than just one thing ?
Yes! There’s a few different ways to do that.
1. Major in one thing. No matter what program you choose, you’re going to have pretty much one class per semester where you are FORCED to take a class outside of your department. That creates a more well-rounded artist, and it hooks you up with important contacts from the other arts. Gets you out of your niche. Plus, this lets you dabble around, and sometimes people come in for Studio Art and realize that their actual passion is in Guitar Performance and that’s what they graduate in. This is the time period when you’re allowed to do that! Which is cool.
2. Major in one thing and Minor in one thing. We have a Minor in almost every program, which means that you could do Film, for example, and then minor in Creative Writing, and you’d probably come out a pretty kick-ass screenwriter. Our full list of Minors is in the academic catalog. If you do this route, you still have the options in #1, where you have to take other classes outside your Major/Minor that give you a flavor of electives.
3. Create your own major. Not a lot of people do this, because it’s REALLY intense, but it can be done. You have to come in as a Freshman in a specific program, and then Sophomore year you get together with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and create a 3-year curriculum that matches the degree you want to create. For example, this year, we have a student graduating in a combo of Dance-Film-Creative Writing. We also currently have Someone working on “Media Arts” (Film, Graphic Design, Photography). This is seriously academically rigorous, but it’s super cool and can be hard to find at other schools.
Q:Is it required to take the ACT/SAT to get into the school ?
Nope! We are test-score-optional. We believe that standardized tests don’t accurately reflect an individual’s artistic merits - which is why we require a portfolio or audition to be admitted. A lot of art and design schools are starting to waive test scores, and we tried it for the first time last year - it worked out really well, so the decision is here to stay!