Film & Digital Arts


Film & Digital Arts (FDA) is a model of interdisciplinary education giving our students the 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.  FDA has four objectives:  Integrate Filmmaking and Digital Media, Build a Native New Mexican Hollywood, Train the Citizens of New Mexico, and Foster Research.

FDA recognizes the evolution of cohesive collaboration among the worlds of art, science, and technology and leads the way as a model of interdisciplinary education.FDA is designed to offer students a degree that can be customized to meet a variety of interests and needs. Students interested in game design, engineering, filmmaking, animation, visual effects, audio production, graphic design, screenwriting, journalism, multimedia, or business, will find a path through FDA  in one of the four areas of study.

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FDA Partnering College Advisors

College of Fine Arts

Jennifer Lucero
Center for the Arts Rm 1103
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Nick Padilla
Center for the Arts Rm 1103
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Anderson School of Management

Florencio Olguin
ASM Advisement Center
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School of Engineering

Kyle Beenhouwer
Computer Science
Farris Engineering Center (FEC), Rm 156
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Lynn Conner
FEC 156
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College of Arts & Sciences
“Having gone through IFDM, I can honestly say that I don’t think I would’ve gotten a chance to get so much exposure to so many different areas in any other program. Whether you know exactly what you want to do or not, you’re required to experience and push yourself in all areas. You’re about to foster and hone your abilities as an individual artist and filmmaker while also seeing the big picture, which is invaluable.”

Alan Chee

IFDM Fall 2015 Graduate

“Through the IFDM Program I was able to create the education I wanted. By allowing me to pick classes from 5 different departments, I was able to choose how I wanted to approach my creative studies; this coupled with the true support of IFDM professors and administrators created a learning environment that was exceptional for my learning style.”

Jordan Hoffman

IFDM Fall 2013 Graduate

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