“To empower creativity and leadership in Native Arts and cultures through higher education, life-long learning, and outreach.”
At IAIA our mission is more than a statement, it is the on-going objective of our highly talented and dedicated faculty and staff.
The IAIA Admissions Office will be attending numerous events to meet and provide information to our prospective students. The scheduled events will be updated through the months, so please check back for updates. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events.
|Apr. 10, 2019||Hopi Education Fair||Kykotsmovi Village, AZ|
|Apr. 11, 2019||Navajo Technical University Career Fair||Crownpoint, AZ|
|Apr. 17, 2019||Southern Ute College Fair||Ignacio, CO|
|Apr. 18, 2019||Oklahoma City Job Fair||Oklahoma City, OK|
|Apr. 26–27, 2019||Gathering of Nations Powwow||Albuquerque, NM|
|May 1, 2019||San Felipe Pueblo Feast Day||San Felipe, NM|
|May 9–11, 2019||Tribal Education Departments National Assembly||Scottsdale, AZ|
|May 24, 2019||Society of North American Goldsmith’s Conference||Chicago, IL|
|June 13, 2019||Sandia Pueblo Feast Day||Sandia Pueblo, NM|
|June 24, 2019||Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Feast Day||Ohkay Owingeh, NM|
|June 29, 2019||Santa Ana Pueblo Feast Day||Santa Ana Pueblo, NM|
|July 14, 2019||Cochiti Pueblo Feast Day||Cochiti Pueblo, NM|
|Aug. 1, 2019||New Mexico Film Conference||Albuquerque, NM|
|Aug. 2, 2019||Jemez Pueblo Feast Day||Jemez Pueblo, NM|
|Aug. 4, 2019||Santo Domingo Pueblo Feast Day||Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM|
|Aug. 12, 2019||Santa Clara Pueblo Feast Day||Santa Clara Pueblo, NM|
Admissions Counselor Roanna Shebala (Diné (Navajo)/Zuni Pueblo) was born and raised on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance, AZ. Shebala is a spoken word artist and has been working in higher education for 11 years. Her background provides a strong passion for the arts and she encourages students to pursue a higher education in the fine arts to express their creativity. She graduated with BS in Theater, with a minor in English.
Assigned New Mexico High Schools
|Santa Fe||Northern NM||Four Corners|
|Rio Rancho||Jemez Valley||Bernalillo|
Admissions and Recruitment
P (505) 424-5937
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) offers undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, and Museum Studies—a minor in Performing Arts, an MFA in Creative Writing, along with certificates in Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History. IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves 517 full time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe. IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is the only college in New Mexico accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
For over 50 years, IAIA has played a key role in the direction and shape of Native expression. With an Internationally-acclaimed college, museum, and tribal support resource through our Land Grant programs, IAIA is dedicated to the study and advancement of Native arts and cultures, and committed to student achievement and the preservation and progress of their communities.