Visual Communications Programs & Media Twist Pilot New Internship Opportunity

February 16, 2024

On Thursday, February 15, the Brownstown Commercial Art and Interactive Media students traveled to Rock Lititz to meet the founders of the Media Twist Group, Chris & Aimee Kurtz, and tour their headquarters. 

 Founded in 2006 by the husband-and-wife duo, Media Twist has taken an innovative marketing approach, embracing social media, multimedia, technological innovation, and automation. Their location within Rock Lititz allows them to work with the many musical acts that come through preparing for tours as well as major brands like Mercedes Benz, Kellogg’s, sports personalities, and more. 

The idea for a collaboration came from the Kurtz’s involvement in the Occupational Advisory Committees (OAC) for our CTC Programs. Chris serves on the OAC for the Interactive Media & Web Design Program with Instructor Jamie Redcay, and Aimee serves on the OAC for Commercial Art with Instructor Christiaan Baird. Mr. Redcay and Mr. Baird first visited the Media Twist headquarters in May 2023 to discuss possible student opportunities and get a first-hand look at all of the industries working hand in hand at Rock Lititz. Following that visit, they worked with Media Twist to develop the internship opportunity through both programs’ curriculums. 

What they came up with was a contest for both programs to develop and design a concept with the intention that it would be used for one of Media Twist’s prominent clients. Finalists will be selected based upon the finished products. Aimee & Chris will then interview each finalist and discuss their ideas and interests while gauging if they would fit within Media Twists’ unique environment.  

We are excited to begin this partnership with The Media Twist Group and can’t wait to see what our students come up with. The career opportunities for our Visual Communications Students are wide-ranging, but having a creative hub like Rock Lititz in our backyard opens up the possibilities for working with set design, lighting, multimedia, advertising, and more just minutes away from our campuses. The visit to Media Twist’s headquarters was eye-opening to some of our students, who gained a greater understanding of what is involved in cutting edge advertising and how their unique talents can help them create their careers as artists and designers. 

 

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