Media Arts and Cultures

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Fredericton

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, you will learn about media by making media. You will consider, critique, and engage intellectually with media, but you will 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. Like all Arts majors, you will write research papers and give presentations, but you will also make videos, media remixes, animations, blogs, and video games.

Why Media Arts & Cultures at UNB?

In Media Arts & Cultures, we'll teach you to be both a critical consumer and a creative producer, both a scholar of media and an author of media. You will not only learn from reading textbooks but also from screening a film or playing a game - and then making one yourself.

Hands-on learning

Media Arts & Cultures emphasizes experiential learning throughout the program. You will combine courses in the history and language of film with courses in film production. A course in game studies that examines philosophical reflections on play and games in western culture can be paired with another on contemporary videogame design. 

For more information, see the Department of Culture and Media Studies.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • MAAC 2021: Popular Culture
  • MAAC 2095: Introduction to Video Games
  • MAAC 3065: The Thrill of Fear: Horror Narratives Across Media and Cultures
  • MAAC 3211: Mobile Media Art

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