Computer Science and Creative Media Programs


New Mexico State University Grants has a Technology Certificate or Degree
for every computer lover!

Are you interested in computers? Are you Creative?

You should think about pursuing a career in the fields of Computer or Creative Media Technology.

Whether you are a beginner, or a life long computer user, we know that you will enjoy our Computer Science and Creative Media Technology Programs.

Here at NMSU Grants we offer associates degree and certificate programs for everything from computer basics to video game design.

Click on the links below to further explore these exciting programs and find the one that right for you!

If you would like to talk to someone, please contact the Computer Science and Creative Media Program Manager,
Karen M. Henry at (505) 287-6656 or

Select any of the links below to explore your future degree!

Computer Technology

Video Game Design


Electronic Publishing


Web Fundamentals and Creative Media Design

New Mexico State University Grants

Be Bold. Shape the Future. TM 

Welcome to the Creative Media Program

We have several ways for you to express yourself and earn a certificate or degree.



Certificate of Game Design –¬†31 Credits

Gainful Employment Disclosure: Game Design
Download the Game Design Certificate Sheet here


Here at NMSU Grants, we work with leading industry software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk 3DS Max, and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. We will cover asset development, sound effects, programming, game engines and other aspects of game design.



This program will train you build your portfolio and skills for use in future industry or independent projects. Our instructors can guide you on the path to finding your specialization in the industry, while leaving you room to explore each role in more detail.  You will have the opportunity to build a virtual world from the ground up, and you can be certain that you are on the right path towards a skill set and workflow viable in the current state of the video game industry.

Student Gallery

Student: Greg Chapman Course: Game Tools and Techniques Blueprint Scripting in Unreal Engine 4 used in Final Project. The scripting shown is a system for leveling up and keeping track of the player characters stats and level.



Student: Michael Webb Course: Post Certificate Completion Architectural Visualization of a Modern Bathroom made in Blender.



Student: Nay Delgarito Course: Game Tools and Techniques. A Halloween Themed Endless Runner Game made for the final project.

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Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Publishing

Download the Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Publishing Sheet here

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creativemediapicAssociate of Applied Science in Creative Media

Download the Associate of Applied Science in Creative Media Sheet here

The Associate Degree in Applied Science in Creative Media is intended to prepare students for entry-level positions in the Graphics Arts field. Students will have a solid grasp of computer graphics used in web design, print publications, video production and editing. Student who complete this degree should have the knowledge to obtain a career in web design, digital graphics art or desktop publishing.

The average annual salary for a graphic designer is $48,437. Many of the classes included in this degree will give students working knowledge of the most common professional software used in business today.


Web Fundamentals Certificateelectronicpublishingpic

Download the Web Fundamental Certificate Sheet here

The Web Fundamentals Certificate will prepare you for an entry level position in web design. Gainful Employment Disclosure: At public and private not-for-profit institutions, gainful employment programs are Title IV-eligible certificate programs. Effective July 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education requires schools with Gainful Employment programs to disclose certain information about these programs.

For more information on either of these degree programs, contact Karen M. Henry at (505) 287-6656 or email


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