Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media


The Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media (IFDM) program focuses on digital media in a broad interdisciplinary context. Students, whose goal is to become an artist, writer, gamer, entrepreneur, engineer, critical thinker, scientist, film and video maker, animator, storyteller, designer, computer scientist or educator using or developing the tools of digital media, will find a path in this program. Sony Imageworks named the University of New Mexico as a partner in its Imageworks Professional Academic Excellence (IPAX) Program because of the interdisciplinary breadth and its focus on critical, creative, technical and collaborative learning reflected in the curriculum. The IFDM program is possible through the collaboration of the College of Fine Arts, the School of Engineering, the Anderson Schools of Management, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the participation of the School of Architecture and Planning, the School of Law and the College of Education. Students in the program may pursue their interests in one of four different colleges within the University:

  • Anderson School of Management– Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media.
  • Arts and Sciences– Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication with a concentration in Critical Studies in Mass Media; Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Digital Field Multimedia.
  • Fine Arts– Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media, with concentrations in either Critical Studies or Production.
  • School of Engineering– Area of focus in IFDM for Computer Engineering students, and a Fine Arts distributed minor for Computer Science students.

Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program


IFDM 105L. Introduction to Film and Digital Media [Inter and New Media Studies I]. (3)

IFDM 205L. Studio I: Activating Digital Space. (3)

IFDM 210. Introduction to Modeling and Postproduction. (3)

IFDM 250. Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media. (1-3, no limit Δ)

IFDM 300. Critical Intermediations. (3)

IFDM 310. Studio II: Writing Digital Narrative. (3)

IFDM 311. Fundamentals of Music Technology. (2-3)

IFDM 400. Ethics, Science and Technology. (3)

IFDM 410. The Business and Law of Film and New Media. (3)

IFDM 412. Fundamentals of Audio Technology. (2-3)

IFDM 450. IFDM Capstone I Senior Projects Course. (4)

IFDM 451. IFDM Capstone II Senior Projects Course. (4)

IFDM 491. Topics in Film and Digital Media. (1-3, no limit Δ)

IFDM 492. IFDM Internship. (1-12 to a maximum of 12 Δ)

IFDM 497. Independent Study in Film and Digital Media. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

IFDM 499. Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Honors. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)

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