LET’S FACE IT:
The worlds of art, science, and technology are changing. Fast. Fields that appeared impervious to the presence of art are quickly taking advantage of the natural skillsets of artists. Likewise, artistic fields are also opening their doors to professionals in fields once considered far removed from art.
The world is ready for you. Are you ready?
The Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program (IFDM) at the University of New Mexico is a model of interdisciplinary education that will give our students necessary critical, creative, and technical skills to apply digital technologies in innovative and productive ways. Established in 2005 under the State of New Mexico’s Media Industries Strategy Plan (MISP), IFDM is built on existing strengths in the Anderson School of Management, Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts, and the School of Engineering, along with other schools and colleges, the IFDM Program has four objectives:
- Integrate Filmmaking and Digital Media
- Build a Native New Mexican Hollywood
- Train the Citizens of New Mexico
- Foster Research
This program is designed to offer students a degree that can be customized to meet a variety of interests and needs. Whether interested in gaming, engineering, film, video, animation, music, computer science, art, design, photography, writing, communication, journalism, multimedia or business, the IFDM program curriculum is structured to serve your needs.
Students must apply to the program and may pursue their interests in one of four different colleges within the University with six different degree options to choose from. The best consideration date is April 12, 2013 and the application will be open until May 12, 2013. For more information go to the advisement page.
In preparation, students are encouraged to take an Spring 2013 Electives which are open to any registered UNM students.
Some elective courses are offered at our Mesa del Sol Facility. Free shuttle service is available. To view the latest schedule please see IFDM Shuttle Schedule, Spring 2013.
The IFDM Program is built on successful partnerships with academic, industry and community partners:
Industry – Sony IPAX; Pivot VFX; Sandia National Labs; A+ Productions; Microsoft
UNM – ArtsLab; Advanced Graphics Lab; College of Fine Arts; School of Engineering; College of Arts & Sciences; Anderson Schools of Management; School of Architecture
Community – SIGGRAPH; City of Albuquerque Film Office; Albuquerque Film Festival; Creative Albuquerque; Albuquerque Public Schools