The Film School
Santa Fe University of Art and Design has reimagined everything that a film school can be. And infused it with purpose, relevance, and a little magic. The Film School at SFUAD aims to lead our graduates into sustainable and rewarding careers making films with passion and excellence.
If you want to become a versatile filmmaker who is prepared for a variety of roles within a rapidly changing industry, the Film School at SFUAD is for you. Our re-envisioned curriculum is more relevant than ever to the contemporary film business. Our new BFA in Film degree offers three concentrations—Production, Visual Effects/Technical Animation, and Story Development—that allow you to study intensively within your area of greatest interest.
Our stellar faculty of working filmmakers is now chaired by Chris Eyre, the award-winning director and producer of Smoke Signals and Hide Away. And we’re creating partnerships with industry leaders through the Film School’s new Advisory Board, led by top directors, screenwriters, and animators who will give guest lectures and workshops on campus.
These exciting changes build on the university’s outstanding assets. For more than 20 years, the university has been home to one of the finest undergraduate filmmaking facilities in the country. Garson Studios, which shares space with the Film School, has three commercial soundstages and has hosted more than 30 major productions, including the Coen Brothers’ True Grit and the Academy Award–winning No Country for Old Men. Our students have the rare and valuable opportunity to intern on A-list Hollywood productions using state-of-the-art equipment. Most recently, students interned on the sets of 2 Guns and the A&E TV series Longmire.
The Film School at SFUAD offers an outstanding program at a great value. And its location in Santa Fe is ideal for those who want to delve deeply into their craft while surrounded by a vast network of artists and industry professionals.