Media Production in the Southwest | Department of Media Arts

Media Production in the Southwest

Students will learn about the history of film making in this region, genre conventions of films made in these locations, as well as practical film making information about production in these environments. Field trips will include famous film locations, working film studios and sets, and film offices in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Information sessions will be held early during the Spring 2024 semester. For more information before then email Frances Perkins at

The 2024 New Mexico program is full. If you'd like to be on a wait list please email


From this trip, I found great TV and film career options that are closer to home. (Ruby Edmondson, student) After going on this trip, I have definitely started thinking more about my future in film. The most interesting thing to take into consideration was New Mexico's tax incentive program. (Chloe Smith, student)

Our trip to New Mexico was one of the best experiences offered during my time as a graduate student. It gave me the practical exposure I needed to feel immersed in the industry. As a graduate student I particularly enjoyed the hands-on approach to our trip as we got to learn from industry professionals and visit actual film studios. (Simone Obasuyi, graduate student)

The trip that Professor Perkins put together last summer was amazing. We were able to tour sets, rental houses, movie ranches, famous NM landmarks and visit with many professionals in the business who were in production. It was a jam-packed week that the general public would not have access to. I cannot recommend this trip enough as NM has many productions in progress and Professor Perkins has the connects to make it happen. (Chris Brock, Lecturer)

2024 Flyer 2023 Syllabus

New info sessions on 2/12, 2/14, 2/16, 2/19 & 2/23