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Film and Digital Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Film Production

The concentration in Film Production at the Film and Digital Arts at The University of New Mexico requires the same core classes as the BFA but allows you to take more classes outside the major. So, if you have a strong interest in another artistic field—such as music, acting, photography, or electronic arts—there is enough flexibility in this concentration to pursue those passions.

Gaming and Animation

This concentration, created in consultation with UNM alumni employed at the world’s most prestigious gaming and special effects studios, offers a broad range of skills that tech companies are looking for.

Film History and Criticism

You will study the work of great filmmakers and examine the most significant moments in cinema history. Alfred Hitchcock, the French New Wave, film comedy, science fiction, the horror film, and German Expressionism are just a few of the fascinating topics you can explore.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Composition
  • Digital Video Production
  • Intro. to Film Studies
  • Physical and Natural Science w/Lab
  • Intermediate Prod. Workshop
  • Fine Arts Outside the Major

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Students must apply in early spring (typically as incoming freshman) to be accepted as a pre-major student in the IFDM program. Students then work through the pre admission requirements and apply to Anderson. Students must:

  •  complete all pre-admission course work with a “C” or better, 
  • a GPA of 2.5 on all pre-admission course work and 
  • an overall GPA of 2.5 on UNM 
  • and transfer work (if applicable), 
  • and submission of an application to the program by published deadlines. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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