Gov. Lujan Grisham announces satellite film school to open in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES — Doña Ana Community College and New Mexico State University are getting a bigger slice of the film industry pie. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Tuesday that the state’s Next Generation Media Academy will have a satellite location in Las Cruces.

Lujan Grisham, NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu, DACC President Monica Torres, local and state officials and filmmakers were in attendance Tuesday for the announcement at Doña Ana Community College’s East Mesa campus.

The satellite campus will be a combined effort between NMSU’s Creative Media Institute and DACC’s Creative Media Technology program, both of which will be moving to the NMSU Arrowhead Center. The idea is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about all aspects of film while also providing local crew members for film projects that come into the area.

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