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.
FDA Partnering College Advisors
College of Fine Arts
Anderson School of Management
School of Engineering
IFDM Fall 2015 Graduate
IFDM Fall 2013 Graduate
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How to Apply
- All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. 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.
- In addition IFDM majors must apply to become a major. There is no separate application for Media Arts majors.