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The Creative Media Institute at New Mexico State University offers the Bachelor of Creative Media, available in either Digital Film Making or Animation and Visual Effects. The curriculum focuses on the art, craft, and business of storytelling. Students choose an area of emphasis, but they study all aspects of digital filmmaking and digital arts, whether they are aspiring writers, animators, directors, editors, or cinematographers. Theory and practice are integrated at every step as students manipulate text, sound, and images using industry-standard technology. CMI houses a state-of-the-art digital projection screening room, post-production lab, animation lab, and production space.

2D Production Studio

Learn the traditional principles of animation and apply them using the same tradigital animation techniques as industry professionals. 


  • Storyboarding
  • Digital Illustration
  • Drawing for Animation
  • Writing for Animation
  • 2D Rigging
  • Character and Enviroment Design

3D and VFX Production Studio

Practice traditional animation principles in the digital world of animation using inudustry tools and tecnhiques. 


  • Storyboarding
  • Modeling
  • 3D Rigging
  • Motion Capture Techniques
  • Character and Enviroment Design

Student Gallery

Check out our students work!

You can see more works and shorts on our Youtube!