Dear Students

We offer the BA in Media Arts, the BFA in IFDM (Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media), and the Arts Management minor.

Media Arts students make movies. Simultaneously, they study the work of great filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Luis Buñuel, and Maya Deren. They examine significant cinematic movements—the French New Wave, film noir, German Expressionism—and consider important genres as science fiction, horror, and comedy.

IFDM majors acquire skills in moviemaking, gaming, animation, visual effects, design, multimedia, and business. A model of interdisciplinary education, the IFDM curriculum is structured to serve a variety of needs.

While pursuing their degrees, Media Arts and IFDM students acquire valuable “real world” experiences. Our Arts Management minor equips you to navigate the business of art and the entrepreneurial aspects of image making. You may intern with businesses integral to the New Mexico film industry, and collaborate with our community partners such as Albuquerque Studios and Basement Films.

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.

You must also apply to the College of Fine Arts as a pre-major or a major. Click here for more information on applying for admission to the College of Fine Arts as a Declared Major.

In addition IFDM majors must apply to become a major. Click here for information on applying. There is no separate application for Media Arts majors.


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 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

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