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Media Arts and Cultures alumni share their success

Author: UNB Alumni

Posted on Nov 21, 2022

Category: UNB Fredericton , Inspiring Stories , Young Alumni

One of the first programs of its kind in Canada, Media Arts & Cultures (MAAC) at UNB has offered students a dynamic mix of critical media studies and hands-on creative coursework since 1996. As a MAAC major, students learn about media by making media. They are taught to consider, critique, and engage intellectually with media and also learn the tools and techniques used today to create media content. MAAC combines elements of the liberal arts and fine arts – critical thinking and creative expression.

Alumni from the program have pursued careers in education, filmmaking, translation, public relations, design, the music industry and many other exciting fields. Take a peek at what these three grads of the program are up to!

Jennifer Ferris, Actor/Event Producer – Class of 2012

I graduated from the Media Arts and Cultures program’s class of 2012. I work as an actor, event producer, freelance improv instructor, lead host at Second City and as an usher at TIFF. While my main goal is to become an actor, I also produce a number of live events, from comedy shows to high school improv competitions. I’ve been able to get my various jobs through networking and community involvement. I use my Media Arts and cultures degree all the time! I’m always using my graphic design skills to push my events to the next level. All of my creative knowledge makes me an asset to any project I work on.

I graduated from the Media Arts and Cultures program in 2015. I now work for the Atlantic Lottery, shooting music festivals, events, commercials and stills. I got my job by building up my personal brand over the years, stemming from my time doing film work.This portfolio and expression helped me gain knowledge into the world of social content and how to execute it. My education in Media Arts and Cultures brought a new understanding of communications and work ethic. It taught me how to network and push boundaries when it came to cinema and photography.

Camille Coulombe, Communications Agent – Class of 2017

Camille CoulombeI graduated from the Media Arts and Cultures program in 2017. I now work as a communications agent for the Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick, an agricultural non-profit organization. I am in charge of coordinating various projects and staying in contact with our membership.I also maintain the organizations website, social media and design jobs. I applied for my current position while I was still a Media Arts and Cultures student. I was hired in December of 2017 and worked part-time until I graduated in May, and I started full-time in June of that year. The Media Arts and Cultures program helped me gain confidence in my abilities, to not be afraid of stepping outside of your comfort zone and to push yourself to try new media techniques.

Learn more about the program on the website