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NMSU Creative Media Institute groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 6

A kickoff ceremony for the new state-of-the-art digital media center at New Mexico State University is scheduled from 1-to-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, in Milton Hall Room 185. A reception will follow.

s on film and digital arts is part of New Mexico's economic development plan and, according to state officials, it is vital that the role of this technology not only be sustained, but also be encouraged to grow. In the fall of 2004, Gov. Bill Richardson awarded NMSU $2 million to help New Mexico establish the state as a leader in digital arts and sciences. The Creative Media Institute for Film and Digital Arts at NMSU is the result of that investment. Its media center will include a state-of-the-art screening room, post-production lab, two audio production suites and an animation lab.

Students will work toward the Bachelor of Individualized Studies degree in Creative Media. It provides a liberal arts background that will enable the student to pursue further education, professional training, or the professional industry. They will be prepared for work not only in the film industry but also in medicine, government, intelligence - any industry in fact that uses digital media.

Four outstanding professionals serve as consultants for the institute. James Hindman, former co-director and CEO of the American Film Institute; Mark Medoff, award-winning playwright, screen writer and director; Chris Kientz co-writer, executive producer, director and art director at Raven Tales Productions as well as a senior consultant in the Arts Media Division at National Geographic magazine; and Doug Wellman, the facilities director at the University of Southern California, School of Cinema Television.