Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media
The IFDM program is designed to offer students a versatile degree to meet the various needs of the digital film industry, with a goal of building a native New Mexican Hollywood
The Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program (IFDM) at the University of New Mexico is a model of interdisciplinary education for the twenty-first century that will give our students necessary critical, creative, and technical skills to apply digital technologies in innovative and productive ways. The Film and Digital Media Program has four objectives:
- Integrate Filmmaking and Digital Media
- Build a Native New Mexican Hollywood
- Train the Citizens of New Mexico
- Foster Research
This program is designed to offer students an IFDM degree that can be customized to meet a variety of interests and needs. Whether a student is interested in computer-based applications like simulations or animation, production level courses that focus on directing, writing or producing, or business applications that emphasize the legal, marketing and accounting aspects the digital film industry, the Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Program curriculum can be structured to serve these needs.
Students in the program may pursue their interests as part of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College of Fine Arts, with concentrations available in Critical Studies and Production. Other IFDM degrees are available through the Anderson School of Management, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the School of Engineering.
All students admitted to the program have to complete the University Core Curriculum. Students will also have a set of ten Common Core courses for the IFDM program regardless of which degree they want to pursue. These IFDM core classes are taken in order from the time a student is admitted as a pre-major into the program. Additional specific courses are required for selected degree concentrations that are determined by each college.
For more information on the CFA program requirements and information on how to apply, please contact an advisor.
Partnerships and Facilities
IFDM operations and core classrooms and labs are located on UNM main campus at the newly renovated Hartung Bldg (former Architecture and Planning Building) at 2414 Central Avenue SE in Albuquerque. IFDM's other new facility is a Research and Advanced Learning facility that is located in the eastern wing of the Aperture Center at Mesa del Sol. This facility is adjacent to the Q Studios. Click here for directions.
The University of New Mexico is a member of Sony Imageworks Professional Academic Excellence (IPAX) program.