Our mission is to provide future filmmakers, visual studies theorists, digital video artists, traditional film historians, avant-garde thinkers, experimental arts practitioners, Hollywood screenwriters, film philosophers, solo filmic artisans, cultural studies scholars, mixed-media/time-based artists, filmic fiction writers, contemplative critics, and other poets with a hands-on experience of the cinematic.

Recent Work

from Students

Megan Pham

Great States – Puget Sound, WA by Megan...

Shannon Scrivner

Graveyard by Shannon Scrivner and Logan Kemsley,...

Djochoua Belovarski

Star Chart Films Video Reel by Djochoua...

Megan Pham

Petals by Megan Pham, David Marmon II, Djochoua...

Walker Martin

Screened by Walker...

Justin Holtzen

“Head for the Hills” Official Music...

Dear Students

We invite you to join the Department of Cinematic Arts, of the College of Fine Arts, in leading filmmaking, video production, and related art, thought, and practice at the University of New Mexico. We are dedicated to the study and practice of film and video as art. You can earn the BA or minor in Media Arts, study a single course in production or critical studies, or take courses for graduate credit (although we don’t as yet offer a Masters Degree in Film Studies). Find our classes listed under Media Arts in the University schedule and catalog.

How to Apply

All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. Click here to apply online through the Admissions Department at UNM.

Major and Minors

The College of Fine Arts Advisement Office can help with questions about requirements, guidelines, and other advisement matters. Click here for the CFA website and forms with details on the requirements for Majors and Minors in Media Arts, in the Department of Cinematic Arts. To speak with a CFA advisor, call 505-277-4817. Click here for information on Walk-In Hours to speak to a CFA advisor.


Scholarships and Financial Aid are available through the University. Click on the links below for relevant information:

News and Updates

October 20, 2014 |

Digital Storytelling During Intercession

Looking for something fun to do over winter break that still leaves time for snowboarding? Need to add a few...

August 29, 2014 |

Filmstock New Mexico

Filmstock New Mexico is coming up soon, and “Puget Sound, WA” by UNM Cinematic Arts students is being...

August 11, 2014 |

Welcome Dr. Adán Ávalos

We’re delighted to welcome our newest colleague to Cinematic Arts, Dr. Adán Ávalos, who joins us as an...

August 4, 2014 |

Audio/Visual Technician Work Study position

The Cinematic Arts department is hiring an Audio/Visual Technician for the fall semester. Major duties include...

July 18, 2014 |

Film growth in NM gives locals new opportunities

A recent New Mexico Daily Lobo article on local filmmaking featured Cinematic Arts students Djochoua Belovarski,...

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