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Melanie Jones

Melanie Jones

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts, Sculpture & Extended Media

Abbotsford campus, C1047

Phone: 604-504-7441, Ext. 4486, Voice Mail 4486

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VA 231 Sculpture and Extended Media I

VA 232 Sculpture and Extended Media II

VA 331 Sculpture & Extended Media III

VA 332 Sculpture & Extended Media IV

VA 160 Introduction to Video Production

VA 261 Video Production II


A graduate of Emily Carr University, University of Windsor and the Langara College Film Arts’ Directing Stream, Melanie Jones is a multi-disciplinary artist working in Sculpture, Extended Media, Video Art and Narrative Film. Her films have screened worldwide, and garnered numerous awards and nominations, including her short film Rest Stop which played on the En Route in-flight entertainment system on Air Canada for a year. Melanie attended the highly competitive Women in the Director’s Chair program in 2013 and wrote and directed her first feature film, FSM after being selected as the BC Winner of the Indiecan 10K Challenge in 2014. FSM celebrated its World Premiere at the Whistler Film Festival and has screened at numerous festivals in the US, Canada and abroad. FSM has been nominated for several awards including a Leo Award nomination for Best Directing in a Motion Picture, the Alice Guy Blache Award for Best Women in Film and Best Debut Feature. The film has also been lauded by critics, finding a spot on nine “Top Films to See” lists during its festival release. In 2017, Melanie was a finalist in the From Our Dark Side Genre Incubator for her upcoming feature project Switchback and she is currently in Pre-Production on a short film called Shuttlecock after being selected in the Top 6 of the 2018 Crazy 8's Filmmaking Competition.


MFA, University of Windsor

BFA, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

2013 Women in the Director's Chair

2006 Langara College Film Arts Program


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"My time spent in the in the Visual Arts Dept. at UFV was the most exciting and rewarding educational experience of my life. The program was engaging, challenging, and most importantly inspiring".

  • – Eduardo Dioses
  •    BFA Alumni
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