CMI Student Interns for Summer-Set Pictures
Haley Parson, currently a student in the Digital Filmmaking Program at CMI, recently began an internship with Summer-Set Pictures in September. Read more about it here:
CMI student wins Disney Fan Art Contest
James Lopez, a senior in the Animation and Visual Effects program at CMI, competed in a Hot Topic Disney Villians Fan Art Contest and has won the grand prize.
CMI Student hired at Sundance
Congratulations to CMI Digital Filmmaking student Roman Dennis on his exciting opportunities with Sundance! After volunteering for their 2017 Summer Labs, Roman was hired on as as script reader, 2nd AC, grip, and is now shooting this years Sundance Film Festival after filming Sundance NextFest in L.A. Keep up the great work Roman and best of luck in all of your Sundance adventures!
CMI Professor and Alumni's work posted on JOVE
Congratulations to CMI ANVE Professor Edward Bakshi and CMI Alumni Anthony Guerra on their work with Dr. Immo Hansen from the Biology Department of NMSU! Their work was recently published on JOVE, a prestigious online science video site! Click to find out more! #MySciVid
CMI student receives scholarship to study in Ireland
CMI ranks among top animation schools in Southwest
The Creative Media Institute at New Mexico State University has been ranked as one of the top 10 animation and game design schools in the Southwest by Animation Career Review. CMI ranks third on the list, after Brigham Young University and the University of Texas-Austin
CMI Students Make Documentaries in Ireland
Over the course of two weeks, fourteen CMI students directed and shot seven documentaries in Donegal, Ireland, led by Professor Ilana Lapid.
NMSU grads make splash with eHarmony commercial
Hardline Films, a production company formed by New Mexico State University Creative Media Institute and College of Business graduates Sam Pool, Jenn Garcia, Keagan Karnes and Sheridan O'Donnell (not pictured) was honored when Advertising Age named an eHarmony commercial created by the filmmakers as the Best Mother's Day Spots of the Year. (Photo: Jane Moorman/NMSU)
YOCHI wins Best Short Film at Belize Int’l Film Festival
Yochi, a short film written and directed by New Mexico filmmaker and CMI Professor, Ilana Lapid, won Best Short Film last night at the Belize International Film Festival. The cast and crew will be screening Yochi (25 min.) this week in Orange Walk, Belmopan, and Cayo.


New Mexico State University’s Creative Media Institute (CMI) offers the Bachelor of Creative Media degree. CMI is a dynamic cross-disciplinary program that prepares students for the 21st century in Digital Filmmaking and Animation & Visual Effects.

The CMI curriculum focuses on the art, craft, and business of storytelling. Our students choose one area of emphasis, but they study all aspects of digital filmmaking and digital arts, whether they are aspiring writers, directors, cinematographers, animators.

Theory and practice are integrated at every step. Students manipulate text, sound, images, and cinema using industry-standard technology. CMI houses a state of the art digital projection system screening room, post-production lab, animation lab, and production space.

CMI is the place to learn your craft and find your voice-to master the artistic process and technical skills needed to realize your vision. More Information for Prospective Majors.

Mission Statement
The Creative Media Institute is dedicated to developing and nurturing the artistic endeavors of student filmmakers through industry-standard education, research, and collaboration in the art, craft, and production of the moving image through storytelling, resulting in a Bachelor’s of Creative Media degree.