SEAD's undergraduate program Artist in Process consists of four years: six sessions of four to six weeks each per year. Successful completion of the four years earns a diploma in either choreography or performance.

SEAD's orientation is on practice and the components and organization of the program reflect this. There are many classes and workshops in place that are intended to support and augment practice in areas theoretical, reflective and otherwise related to practical goals for the professional dance artist. All are meant to compliment each other and work together to advance the student toward her potential interests and advancement of her goals and abilities. Components are added to or shifted according to needs of students; daily technical classes remain in place. Practical necessities for making and presenting work, from organization to lighting to publicity are an integral part of the education as well.