IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

Campus Information


Picture a campus as a work of art.  Architecturally significant contemporary buildings.  State-of-the-art studios and facilities. Perfect setting. Majestic surroundings. A center of art in a city of art.

Here on our stunning 140-acre campus in Santa Fe the beauty of learning is enhanced by the beauty of our surroundings.

Campus at sunset

Photo by Wendy McEahern.

Our faculty and staff are accomplished and renowned. Artists and writers teaching artists and writers. The atmosphere is electric, a product of the creative energy that occurs when talented students interact with and are inspired by talented teachers.

Our close-in, well-appointed student housing, close-knit community, closeness to a city with everything and more, and even our gourmet cafeteria, make IAIA not just a great place to study, but a great place to live.

The Explore IAIA program includes a includes a presentation on admissions, scholarships and financial aid, student housing, getting involved on campus and much more. You will also go on a student-led walking tour of campus. This is approximately a two-hour visit.

You can request a guided tour with our knowledgeable staff, many of them former or current students. For group tours, please click here. You can also access our virtual tour here, or get directions to campus or campus maps.

At IAIA, the most important thing you’ll create is you.