“IAIA is a community of artists and activists that understand the complexity of Indigenous knowledge systems and has helped me find my voice in that conversation.”

Melissa Shaginoff

(Chickaloon Village/Pyramid Lake)

“It was the hands-on classes, supportive staff, internships, and gallery preparation experiences that were most beneficial to me. After I graduate, I plan to use my knowledge and experience within my community and career.”

Tazbah Gaussoin

(Picuris Pueblo/Navajo)

“IAIA gave me the tools to further expand my artistry and talents and I give praise and appreciation to the Institute for all it has offered to me.”

George Alexander

(Muscogee Creek)


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List of Events

Admissions: Cinematic Arts and Technology Webinar

Tue, April 20, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Attend this virtual session to learn more about the Cinematic Arts & Technology program, courses, and the technology available for IAIA students.

Michael Namingha: Artist Talk and Virtual Tour

Thu, April 22, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Please join us for an artist talk and virtual tour with Michael Namingha (Tewa/Hopi) for a discussion about his exhibition Altered Landscapes.

Admissions: Meet Current IAIA Students

Thu, April 22, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Join us for a panel with a few of our IAIA students.

Latest News

The most recent news, press releases, and updates from the Institute of American Indian Arts. View all News

NBCU Academy Scholarship

NBCU Academy Scholarship

IAIA has been selected by NBC Universal News Group to be a part of the initial cohort of institutions to participate in the launch of NBCU Academy.

MoCNA’s Reopening Plan

MoCNA’s Reopening Plan

MoCNA is reopening to the public at a limited capacity as per the Governor’s approval.

Memorial for Jeff Kahm

Memorial for Jeff Kahm

A memorial will be held for IAIA Assistant Professor Jeff Kahm (Plains Cree) on Wednesday, March 31, at 11 am (MDT). The event will be live streamed. Jeff Kahm passed away on Friday, March 26.

College Catalog

Information about the academic calendar, admissions, financial aid, and more.


Tuition and general information about fees.


There are two options for housing at IAIA—the Residence Center and our Family Housing apartments. Each area is accessible to students with disabilities.