May 5, 2020

Image of Interactive Installation

Randall McCellon “The Sacred Shapes of Life” interactive installation

Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates will showcase their final projects online.

With the COVID-19 pandemic preventing the customary spring BFA exhibits, media arts and technology will instead share the graduates’ exhibits via their personal websites so the public can still see their work.

Media arts and technology professor Angela Meron supervises the Bachelor of Fine Arts students this semester.

“The media arts and technology BFA graduates used a variety of media for their final projects including animation, illustration, rendering with 3D software, programming lights and sound, and creating sculptural elements that are now installed in their homes and other spaces available to them in places where they are sheltering in place,” Meron said. “The diversity of media also includes traditional drawing techniques, photography, graphic design, videography, screen writing, printed objects, information graphics, and a social media marketing project.”

Meron said the BFA graduates demonstrated flexibility and perseverance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Students had to set up studio space in their homes, work from their apartments, and

imagine their installations in new spaces. Some students had to completely rethink their projects due to COVID-19 restrictions. They’ve done a fantastic and professional job under difficult circumstances,” Meron said.

Meron said she stressed to her students that their online presence is more important than ever.

Media arts and technology Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates whose work is featured online include:

Kyle Cabacungan –

Brandy García –

Randall McCellon –

Teianna Mitchell – Will be available May 8 (NMHU Media Arts Facebook page)

 Frank Naranjo –

Lily Padilla –

 Ali Romero –

Stephen J. Snyder – Will be available May 8 

(NMHU Media Arts Facebook page)

 Natasha Vasquez –