Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media

Overview

Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media (IFDM) 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.  IFDM has four objectives:  Integrate Filmmaking and Digital Media, Build a Native New Mexican Hollywood, Train the Citizens of New Mexico, and Foster Research.

IFDM recognizes the evolution of cohesive collaboration among the worlds of art, science, and technology and leads the way as a model of interdisciplinary education. IFDM 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 IFDM  in one of the four areas of study.

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IFDM Partnering College Advisors

College of Fine Arts

Jennifer Lucero
jennlu@unm.edu
505.277.4817
Center for the Arts Rm 1102
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Deanna Sánchez-Mulcahy
dmulcahy@unm.edu
505.277.4817
Center for the Arts Rm 1102
CFA Advisement Website >>>

 

Anderson School of Management

Florencio Olguin
folguin@unm.edu
505.277.3290
ASM Advisement Center
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School of Engineering

Kyle Beenhouwer
Computer Science
csinfo@cs.unm.edu
505.277.3112
Farris Engineering Center (FEC), Rm 156
CS Advisement Website >>>

 

Lourdes Garcia O’Keefe
lokeefe@unm.edu
505.277.4354
Centennial Engineering Center Ste. 2080
ESS Advisement Website

College of Arts & Sciences

Miquela Ortíz Upston
cjadvise@unm.edu
505.277.4621
A & S Advisement Website >>>

 

“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