Institute of American Indian Arts

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The Institute of American Indian Arts is a four-year college that offers programs that focus on the study of Native American Art (IAIA). The college is located in the city of Santa Fe, the state capital of New Mexico. Graduates from IAIA often launch careers as artists or continue on to other colleges, universities and art schools to complete an advanced degree.

The Institute of American Indian Arts is a regionally accredited higher education institution that offers 2-year associate degree and 4-year bachelor degrees in indigenous liberal arts (native american studies), studio art, creative writing, museum studies, new media art and visual communications.

IAIA belongs to the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), an association of tribal colleges established in 1972 to represent the interests of higher education institutions owned and operated by American Indian nations.

General Information

Admission Office

83 Avan Nu Po Road

Santa Fe, NM 87508-1300

(505) 424-2332

(800) 804-6422

Fax: (505) 424-4500

[email protected]

Contact: John Gritts

Director of Admissions, Records & Enrollment
Main Address

83 Avan Nu Po Road

Santa Fe, NM 87508-1300

(505) 424-2300

Total undergrads: 221

Degree-seeking undergrads: 184


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $5

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 4%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Indigenous liberal studies A,B
Native American Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts A,B
New media arts A,B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing A,B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Museum Studies A,B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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