Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Art Studio with Electronic Art Specialty, B. F. A. Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media; M. F. A. Art Studio with Concentration in Electronic Art
Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $4,189, nonresidents $19,919; graduate residents $6,331, nonresidents $20,419 for the 2011 – 2012 school year
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Scope of Program:
Electronic Art Students at The University of New Mexico complete core courses in art history, art practices, drawing, studio arts and introductory electronic arts before applying to the major. Students who are accepted focus on video art, sound art, computer graphics and animation and advanced video art and CGI.
Students in the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media program complete foundation courses in computer programming, interactive and new media studies, modeling and post-production, digital narrations, activating digital space and business and law of film and new media. Students choose either the Critical Studies Track, which emphasizes contemporary art and new media, film studies, film theory and history of film, or the Production Track, which emphasizes video production, sound arts, direction, screenwriting, game development, animation and social networking. All students complete a capstone project.
M. F. A. candidates in the Electronic Art program focus on computational media, physical computing, sound art, immersive media, internet art, electronics and hacking. Students create an M. F. A. exhibition and catalog.
A portfolio is required with the application to the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media program and the M. F. A. program. Merit, need-based, tribal and art scholarships are available. Residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming may be eligible for reduced tuition through the Western University Exchange.