My name is Ana Karinna and my experience with SAIT began in 2010. When I was in Mexico waiting for the acceptance letter from the New Media Production and Design program I was very nervous. I waited weeks for that letter! SAIT International Center was always in touch with me keeping me updated with my application, especially Michelle Mi, helping me in answering all my concerns and I appreciate very much her support and her excellent service. Finally one day in April 2010, Michelle gave me great news that I was accepted to the New Media Production and Design program and that she will be sending me that acceptance letter very soon in order to start all the student visa process in my country. I felt very proud that I was accepted out of all the international people who applied since there were only few seats available for international students in this program.
My first day in school was on September 2010 and it was great. It was a big introduction between instructors and new classmates, very friendly environment with tours through the classrooms and SAIT facilities areas.
The New Media Production and Design program specializes and teaches different areas like design, photography, videography, motion graphic, audio, 3D and interactive media.
The first year we took time to learn how to use programs and build different media projects with other class members. The second year was focused on building your own projects for your portfolio. Each student is given an opportunity to learn more about what interests them. I chose to specialize in photography, design and videography. I gratefully was able to work with the SAIT Trojans for a part my practicum. I created promo videos of their mascot “Troy”. Troy would go on adventures and find himself in funny situations.
The remaining hours of my practicum I found myself editing videos for the local news station Shaw TV. It was a great opportunity and the experiences tough me more then I could ever have imagined!
The two years I attended at SAIT where incredible. Great instructors, new experiences and the many great friendships I made are things I will never forget. My favorite experience out of it all would have to be attending my showcase. Every year the New Media Production and Design students put on show their best pieces of work over the past two years. It was amazing to see what others had accomplished. Showcase was a great experience and celebration of my time at SAIT. After I participated in Showcase I took part in a beautiful ceremony where I graduated SAIT with honors.
Currently I am working in the New Media field as a freelance contractor. I have worked with Pohl Communications, Future Considerations, Telus Spark, Respect Group and many more. Working freelance has given me the opportunity to build on my skills set while taking on a variety of different clients and projects.
I cannot tell you enough how much I enjoyed my experience at SAIT. The moments I took part in will never be forgotten and the future as never seemed so bright!