Students in All Departments Are Now Eligible to Intern on Film Productions
Students in all departments are now eligible to intern on films produced at Garson Studios
Maria Alexandra Velez
Santa Fe, N.M.—February 15, 2011—The Moving Image Arts Department of Santa Fe University of Art and Design is expanding its successful film internship program. Students in all departments are now eligible to intern on films produced at the university’s Garson Studios, as well as other films offering internship opportunities. Last semester, nearly 100 students interned on 17 films.
“If you’re a student interested in making films, nothing compares with actually working on a commercial movie,” said Paula Amanda, director of Garson Studios. “We have been very successful in making sure our students are placed in active, real-world internships on many of the films that come through Garson Studios.”
Students majoring in other disciplines can intern on film productions in the areas of set design, construction, decoration and photography, as well as wardrobe design.
During the past two years, student interns have participated in the production of Legion; Paul (directed by Greg Mottola); Cowboys & Aliens (directed by Jon Favreau); and Bless Me, Ultima, as well as TV specials and many independent films. Students have also worked on films directed by Steven Soderbergh and the Coen Brothers.
Amanda adds that for students in any discipline, internships can lead to career opportunities. “It’s thrilling to see our alumni working as professionals on films. Many of them got their start as interns in productions at Garson,” she said.