The University of New Mexico Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Program (IFDM) hosts the End-of-Semester Student Showcase featuring student work completed during the fall 2014 semester, on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Aperture Center, IFDM’s Mesa del Sol facility, located at 5700B University West Blvd., next to Albuquerque Studios. The event is free and open to the public.

The open-format showcases work produced by IFDM students as part of their fall 2014 coursework in a variety of new and emerging technologies including visual effects, animation, film, game development, interactive and digital design, screenwriting, photography and transmedia, and digital media ethics. IFDM students from every class will be on hand to discuss their projects and areas of study. For more information, email or call (505) 277-2286.

UNM’s IFDM was established in 2007 in response to the New Mexico State Legislature’s Media Industries Strategy Project; a statewide economic initiative to develop a sustainable film and digital media industry in New Mexico. This integrated interdisciplinary academic and research program is designed to give faculty and students the necessary critical, creative and technical skills to apply digital technologies in innovative and productive ways. The program is unique in that students may pursue their interests in digital media in one of four partnering UNM colleges/schools: College of Fine Arts, School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences and Anderson School of Management, with six possible degree options.