Santa Fe University of Art and Design
|Santa Fe University of Art and Design|
1947, New Program
|President||Laurence A. Hinz|
|Location||Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA|
|Affiliations||Laureate Education. Historical ties to the Lasallian Brothers|
Santa Fe University of Art and Design was originally known as St. Michael’s College, and was the oldest chartered college in New Mexico. The school was founded in 1859, and received a charter for higher education in 1874/ When it was granted a charter, the school changed its name to the College of the Christian Brothers of New Mexico. In 1966, it became the College of Santa Fe.
In February 2009, the College of Santa Fe declared a state of financial emergency and nearly closed. Attempts to merge with Highlands University faltered due to funding concerns. In September 2009, the school formed a public-private partnership that included the City of Santa Fe, The New Mexico State Governor’s Office and Laureate Education which allowed the school to remain open. The College of Santa Fe was renamed Santa Fe University of Art and Design on August 30, 2010.
The Santa Fe University of Art and Design is housed on 60-acres.
The university is the location of the Greer Garson Theatre Center, which includes the Weckesser Studio Theatre, a black-box performance space, a dance studio, the Claire Stewart Williamson Acting Lab, practice rooms and costume shops.
Garson Studios is a 27,000-square-foot motion picture soundstage facility. The facility was founded in 1989 by actress and university patron Greer Garson. According to the school, Garson Studios have been the filming location of over 30 films, which collectively have been nominated for 20 Academy Awards, with 5 wins. Students from all programs are eligible to intern on films produced at Garson Studios.
The Screen is a cinematheque with seating for 165. It screens international, artistic, and independent films, and also streams performances of operas, ballets, and plays via satellite. The theater is open to the public.
- Ray Buktenica, television actor
- Paul Collins and Nick Petree of the band Beirut
- Samantha Crain, singer-songwriter/musician
- Rockmond Dunbar, actor
- Conrad Hilton, hotelier
- Tim Huelskamp U.S. Representative from Kansas's 1st district.
- Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo, former Governor and U.S. Senator for New Mexico.
- Manuel Lujan Jr., former United States Secretary of the Interior, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Joseph Matukewicz, senior vice president at Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions
- Alissa Moreno, singer-songwriter
- Denise Poirier Voice actress for Aeon Flux
- Graham Robertson, filmmaker
- William Salyers, actor/voice actor
- Oliver M. Thomas, Jr., New Orleans Democratic city council member who pleaded guilty to bribery in 2007
- Matt Donovan, Chair, Creative Writing and Literature. Recipient of the 2010 Whiting Writers’ Award.
- Chris Eyre, Chair, Moving Image Arts. Recipient of Peabody and Emmy awards for his work as a filmmaker.
- Jon Jory, President's Chair, Performing Arts Department. Member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame; recipient of the National Theatre Conference Award and the American Theatre Association's Distinguished Career Award.
- Dana Levin, Creative Writing and Literature. Author of In the Surgical Theatre which was awarded the 1999 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize.
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- Richardson to welcome CSF students, Associated Press, Sept. 21, 2009
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