Although actors perform their art for an audience, the craft of acting, of becoming a different person, is deeply personal. It takes time and dedication to learn technique and to understand how to access those parts of you that can turn into someone else on stage.
Each part of a production is an art unto itself—designing and building sets, developing and producing costumes, devising and executing lighting schemes, and creating and staging sound effects.
PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT
The Performing Arts program at Santa Fe University of Art and Design introduces students to all facets of stage production while they concentrate on their chosen specialty. Because of this strong foundation, our graduates are known and respected around the country for their knowledge and professionalism. And, unlike many conservatory programs, we have no waiting period for first-year students—all performing arts students audition for mainstage productions upon arrival in their freshman year.
Students perform in studio shows, recitals, workshops, music forums, dance concerts, and student films. National and international theatre and dance professionals visit regularly as guest directors and actors and to lead classes and special seminars.
Performing Arts Degree Programs
In addition to the in-depth exploration of specialized skills, our Performing Arts degree programs include a liberal arts core curriculum that is predicated on a breadth of knowledge that all educated artists should possess.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) In Theatre
Specialization in Acting
Specialization in Dance
Specialization in Design/Technical
Specialization in Music Theatre
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre Design