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Department of Media Arts & Technology

Miriam Langer, Department Chair

McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building, Room 136



Department Information


The Department of Media Arts and Technology includes instructional programs in media arts and software systems design.

Social Media

NMHU Media Arts Facebook page


Mission of the Department of Media Arts & Technology

The general mission of the Department of Media Arts and Technology is to educate students in the technical skills, theoretical underpinnings, and the sociocultural context for the disciplines represented by the academic programs. The department seeks to inspire students to work creatively and collaboratively towards the goal of contributing to our own communities. Collaboration, experimentation, and a willingness to push the boundaries of where art and technology intersect are the hallmarks of the department.

In its collaborative enterprises, the department provides opportunities for students to work closely with faculty and staff in its academic courses. Community organizations and cultural institutions join the department for many projects and activities. The department aims to incorporate elements from Northern New Mexico’s history of arts and innovation and the rich heritage of Hispanic and Native American cultures that are distinctive to the state of New Mexico. Ultimately, the department aims to prepare its students for an active professional life in each discipline through the knowledge, creativity, teaching skills, and dedication of its faculty and staff, showing excellence in teaching, experimentation, scholarship, and professional applications.



  • Lauren Addario, MA (Media Arts)
  • Stuart Gelzer, MFA (Media Arts)
  • Mariarth Fox Hausman, MFA (Media Arts)
  • Miriam Langer, MFA (Media Arts)
  • Angela Meron, MFA (Media Arts)
  • Jonathan Lee, MA (Software Systems Design)
  • Rianne Trujillo, MSSD (Software Systems Design)


Resources and Facilities

New Mexico Highlands University provides the Media Arts Building with state-of-the-art computer systems; a green screen special effects studio; professional video and photography equipment and labs, a physical computing labs; and five computer lab dedicated to video graphics, effects and animation, and high-end design and printing.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science provides classroom and lab space in Albuquerque for the exclusive use of the Media Arts and Technology Department.


Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Fine Arts

The fine arts and media arts BFA is designed to address a creative trend in art that combines electronic media with traditional media. This degree applies to those wishing to use multimedia for the sake of expression. The program creates a bridge between traditional and electronic media beyond the need for documentation and exhibition. For program details, see Department of Visual and Performing Arts section of this catalog.


This major is under the School of Business, Media and Technology