The New Mexico Borderplex is becoming one of the Southwest’s premier destinations for living and working. This vibrant and growing community is becoming a central hub for innovation, technology, research, and business development. It offers a number of new opportunities in digital and creative media due to the outstanding programs at New Mexico State University and Doña Ana Community College as well as its breath taking vistas and Old West charm.
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. Its 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.
CMI houses a state of the art digital projection system screening room, post-production lab, animation lab, production space, motion capture laboratory and THX sound mixing theatre. New Mexico State University’s Creative Media Institute was recently ranked No. 49 in the 2013 Top 100 U.S. Schools for Animation and Game Design sponsored by Animation Career Review.
Doña Ana Community College’s program in Creative Media Technology for Film and Digital Arts has been developed in response to an ever-growing need for trained specialists with a visual sophistication to design printed materials and web sites, produce videos and films, create animated scenes and characters, and participate in game design. It provides a strong but versatile foundation by merging design and digital media into an exciting course of study. The program brings together various dynamic technologies, including print media, web design, multimedia, digital photography, animation, and digital film. In a collaborative effort with the Las Cruces Film office, the Doña Ana Community College Creative Media Technology Department has developed a Film Workforce Initiative to create more jobs and opportunities for the students and filmmakers living in the region.
The Las Cruces Film Office assists with identifying an experienced and capable pool of crew, talent, and services available to take advantage of the opportunities for a wide variety of area assets. The office works with film location managers in locating unique locations for motion pictures, documentaries and television. Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico locations have been used in productions such as “No Country For Old Men”, “Terminator Salvation”, “Due Date”, and the upcoming “Enemy Way”.
The New Mexico Borderplex offers:
- Unique locations
- Available workforce trained in creative media
- Spectacular year-round weather
- Local independent film production companies
- Competitive business costs
- New Mexico Film Incentives
Is the New Mexico Borderplex the Right Space for your digital or creative media business? We think so…Call us today to find out more.