IAIA offers new cinematic arts program

Nov 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive

NATIVE FILM SCHOOL. IAIA’s digital dome is just one resource for students majoring in cinematic arts and technology. Photo courtesy of IAIA Digital Dome

The Higher Learning Commission has approved Institute of American Indian Art’s (IAIA, Santa Fe, NM) new film program. IAIA’s new cinematic arts and technology major makes wide use of IAIA’s myriad resources, including the digital dome.

“By focusing the curriculum on cinematic arts and highlighting the technology that IAIA has to offer with our digital dome, motion capture and broadcast studio, and animation lab, we’re putting it out there very clearly that IAIA now has a film school,” said James Lujan (Taos Pueblo), department chair of the cinematic arts and technology program.

Students pursuing the new degree take courses in screenwriting, cinema history, directing, acting, the business of film, sound, and production. Other, more specialized courses include animation, visual effects, and digital dome production. Students may enroll in either a two-year Associate of Fine Arts degree program or a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts program.

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