Mesa del Sol
The Mesa del Sol Aperture Center is south of UNM’s main campus, about a fifteen minute drive from UNM’s central campus.
The Cinematic Arts building is located in the east wing of the Aperture Center. Parking is located behind the building and is free of charge.
The Mesa del Sol building consists of state-of-the art facilities suited for high end learning. It was built in proximity to Albuquerque Studios to facilitate collaborations with the film industry and other high-tech industries operating at Mesa del Sol. Cinematic Arts operates over three floors in this facility. The first floor houses a 100-seat theatre for film screenings and instruction, as well as a large Flex space with a black box for productions, including a lighting grid and green screen. The second floor has two computer labs (mac and PC), a server room/render farm, and equipment checkout room. The third floor contains various project rooms designed for faculty and students to produce creative work for class and research, a sound recording lab and mixing booth, and staff and faculty offices and meeting spaces.