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The following courses are offered Summer 2022 in Fine Arts and Digital Media. Advisors are ready to assist you with choosing the most appropriate class for you. If you have specific questions about course content, please contact Sarah Stolar, Department Chair -, or the instructor for the course directly. Faculty bios and emails can be found here.

Contact an advisor directly at (575) 737-3698 or click HERE to register.

Under certain circumstances, prerequisites may be waived. You must contact an advisor directly to facilitate this request.


SUMMER 2022 

The 2022 Summer session runs June 6th through August 1st

Introduction to Art - ARTH 1120
w/ Paula King
Online, asynchronous 

This foundation course introduces and explores the visual arts on a personal, societal, cultural, and historical level. An excellent course for someone new to the study of art or the experienced artist, students learn about all art-making processes, art materials, and techniques used by artists, designers, and architects. Studies feature iconic artists throughout history and major art movements. Students will build on a broad knowledge base to practice the skill of formal analysis, in order to expand an art appreciation and grow a personal aesthetic. The course offers a creative project using basic photography.


Canvas Online Course. This course is completed 100% online, therefore access to a computer and the internet are required. Designed with Quality Matters Standards, ARTH 1120 provides an excellent learning experience and offers flexibility for busy students. Support with the technology of the course is provided on campus, by email, and by phone by the HELP support staff of UNM. Pacing may be accelerated for early completion.


Inclusive Access for this course: This course has been set up for inclusive access delivery, this means your materials will be accessible through UNM Learn when classes begin. You do not need to shop for the ‘title of the book’ ahead of time. You do not need to pay by credit card or any other method, you should not see a prompt for payment at all when using the inclusive access materials. Your specially discounted price will be billed to your UNM Bursar Account AFTER the add/drop deadline. Additionally, McGraw-Hill Connect Access will be required (includes ebook, Smartbook, course learning activities, and exams).

Meets New Mexico General Education Curriculum Area 7: Arts and Design

Raku-Ceramic Reduction Process - ARTS 2340
w/ Lee Akins
Live - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-2:30pm 

This course introduces the principles of Raku firing, post firing, and alternative firing techniques and the process of making simple Raku glazes. At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to understand the properties of Raku clays, and glazes, and the effect of secondary reduction firing; compare traditional Raku to contemporary Raku; create work demonstrating proficiency in the handbuilding and, or throwing techniques used in Raku; understand the function, care, and safe usage of studio equipment used in the production of Raku; and evaluate the aesthetic and, or functional value particular to Raku ceramics.

Adventure Filmmaking - FDMA 2996
w/ Peter Walker
LIVE - July 11-22 (Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, 9-5 pm for two weeks)

The New Mexico Film Office is booming with opportunities! If you can go outside and shoot an exciting short film that looks and sounds great, there may be a potential career for you. Not only is adventure filmmaking fun, it teaches you the technical skills required to succeed in the industry. It is part of the Film Technician Certificate and DMA Associates Degree Program.


This is a three-credit class, packed into two weeks of summer. We will have camera training sessions in the classroom, combined with film shoots in the Taos Ski Valley, the Rio Grande Gorge and other adventurous locations. You will learn how to operate professional cameras, tripods and sound equipment while keeping it safe and dry. A moderate degree of fitness is required as we will be travelling, walking and carrying gear.

Art Museum Internship - ARTS 2996
w/ Millicent Rogers Museum 

Position: Curatorial Intern (Paid + UNM-Taos credit hours)

Live - June 13 - August 5, 2022, part-time hours

This paid internship is open for only ONE qualified student. Interested students should contact Sarah Stolar - Dept. Chair to interview -

Stipend: $500 stipend, if 3 credits; $400 stipend, if 2 credits

Part-Time Hours: 5-6 hours/week for 3 Credits; 3-4 hours/week for 2 Credits. Flexible schedule to take place between 10am-5pm, usually M-F; occasional Sunday availability is needed (June 12 & July 17). Availability on the weekend of July 1 a plus.  

Areas of Interest: Southwest Arts & Culture in a Museum Context; Exhibition Preparation, Installation, & Coordination; Community Programs; Collections Registration & Handling

Summary: This internship offers a UNM-Taos student the opportunity to build skills in curatorial and collections work through current projects at the Millicent Rogers Museum. For eight weeks, the student will gain hands-on experience in assisting with: simulcasted community programs for the Following the Manito Trail exhibition, the museum’s Southwest arts market, the installation of the 30th National Pastel Painting Exhibition, and the registration and re-housing of the museum’s Southwest-focused collections.

Oversight: Reports to the Curator of Collections & Exhibitions; works collaboratively with Curator; Director of Education; guest artists, curators, & scholars.

Education, Experience, & Competencies: Excellent communication skills and attention to detail in verbal and written forms. Ability to work with Gmail, Google Drive, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Office. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds and stand for long periods of time. Ability to work with preparatory materials such as paint, spackle, sandpaper, and scissors. Photography, art handling, exhibition installation, and/or collections registration experience a plus. Familiarity with Zoom, Facebook Live, and A/V setups for the purpose of broadcasting community programs a plus.

Enrollment: An actively enrolled college student for Summer Session 2022 is preferred. Note: The Curator of Collections & Exhibitions is open to discussing non-credit options for a student.  

Learn more about the Millicent Rogers Museum -

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