Fine Arts Department

Fine Arts Faculty & Staff

Northern’s Fine Arts brings together a vibrant community of artists, musicians, photographers, actors, writers, filmmakers, and dancers. We are home to integrated art forms, both traditional and contemporary, bringing young and old together to build their individual passions for the arts.

You will have the opportunity to study with accomplished professionals in the studio and performing arts who are dedicated to sharing their experiences and techniques with students. Northern also offers traditional New Mexican Arts: woodcarving, retablos, tinsmithing, and bulto carving. Academic courses in art history, art appreciation and NM art and architecture round out the program.

@Northern, culture and heritage arts are part of living history, blending rich traditions of Spanish and Native-American arts and modern art influences, with a unique mix of students and community artists in the classroom.

Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.