UNM-Taos Department of Fine Arts and Digital Media inspires students to tap into their creative potential by learning practical techniques, exploring alternative methods in art making, and honing their critical eye. The Fine Arts and Digital Media Art programs are made up of a diverse group of students with a range of interests and approaches to art making. We embrace this diversity and support all students with their degree choice, future goals, and artistic intentions. Students taking courses in Fine Arts and Digital Media discover how art positively impacts their personal and professional lives.
UNM-Taos Department of Fine Arts and Digital Media is committed to engaging students in a rich dialogue on contemporary art and art history. Students learn traditional foundations, contemporary approaches, interdisciplinary practices, and conceptual problem solving. A core belief of Fine Arts and Digital Media is to help students understand the ever-changing nature of art, its impact on contemporary culture, and the discovery of their place in the global art community.
UNM-Taos Department of Fine Arts and Digital Media alumni have attended prestigious art schools, won national cash art prizes, placed artwork and films in major collections and film festivals, and gained employment in museums, galleries, the film industry
and art education.
The Department of Fine Arts and Digital Media is open to everyone who wants to explore their artistic practice, including non-degree seeking students. There are a variety of enrollment options, and UNM-Taos advisors and the Chair of Fine Arts and Digital Media are ready to assist you.
In addition to art studio and art history courses, Fine Arts and Digital Media also provides students with a variety of resources including professional development workshops, open figure drawing, internships, work/study employment, scholarships, and studio space for select classes. The Atrium Gallery provides opportunities for students to exhibit work, curate shows, and work directly with professional artists.