UNM-Taos Film & Digital Media Arts

"Think Global, Live Local, Go Lobos!"

The two-year Associate Degree in Film and Digital Media Arts teaches technical “hands-on” skills and how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Students emerge from the program with the training necessary to work in the media industry and produce their own original content. Students graduate from the program with a capstone project in their reel and skills to launch a media career. For motivated, career driven students, we offer a Film Technician Certificate program. This degree articulates with the Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Digital Media Arts at UNM Main campus.  Students should consult with an advisor prior to enrollment.

Call 575-779-6215 to Register or visit www.taos.unm.edu.



A successful media maker must have dynamic skills and a flexible, positive outlook. Communicating with team members, sending out proposals to clients, producing excellent work and delivering on time are only a handful of the skills needed to succeed. We teach ways to improve your workflow, make connections, and begin your career. 


Each year our Instructors participate in industry workshops, film festivals, and gatherings of creative professionals. These networks are shared with our students in the forms of; internships, production assistant gigs, special guests, and workshops you would only find in a dynamic college environment. Three of our students have won awards from the New Mexico Film Foundation and six have won camera prizes from Canon. Each year, new opportunities present themselves for which we encourage students to take the initiative and apply. Over the last few years many students have gotten paid jobs through our dynamic network.


The eight courses are arranged systematically so that you proceed with a “cohort” or team of students and make life-long friends and colleagues as you move your way towards an Associates Degree in Digital Media Arts.