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Building Bridges into the Unknown – Human Library Session at Canada Council’s Arts in a Digital World Summit

Field notes from Owen Brierley (notes source provided by Patrick Finn) On Friday March 17th, 2017, I was invited to host a Human Library as part of the Canada Council's Arts in a Digital World Summit. The Summit was a gathering of arts professionals from a diverse range of disciplines. For our Human Library I [...]

48 Hour Anti-Racism Film Festival YEG

When faced with issues in our society, creative people create. We sing, dance, act, film, improvise, interact, and engage audiences on the topics that affect us the most. February is Black History Month, and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is in March. EDAC is honoured to be hosting the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation's annual 48 Hour [...]

Digital Designers Begin Their Specialization Phase. What Happens Next Will Blow Your Mind.

Today, our class of Digital Designers (Digital Media Production diploma program or DMP) begin the Specialization phase of their program. During the Specialization phase, students are given "the keys to the bus" meaning that they choose their own projects and work on those projects from pitch to completion during the phase. One of the focus [...]

Digital Designers Meet Their Portfolio Mentors

On Friday, February 10th, our Digital Media Production (DMP) diploma program students presented their mid-term portfolios to a group of EDAC alumni. Much like the popular TV series "the Voice," our DMP students were auditioning to see which of the alumni would agree to be their portfolio mentor. Our faculty selected three graduates of our [...]

Welcome to 2017, graduates.

Yesterday evening, our faculty, some of our current students and alumni gathered to celebrate the graduation of 16 new digital media professionals. In all, about 80 friends, family, and colleagues joined us to cheer them on as they begin their extraordinary careers. The ceremony was held in the Prism room of the Matrix Hotel. The [...]

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Are you ready for the Digital Summer Camps at EDAC?

Edmonton Digital Arts College is excited to announce our Digital Summer Camps for 2017! We have expanded the program offerings from last year to include two new formats! In August we will be offering a series of advanced camps that will last two weeks allow attendees to create more complex projects than what they would [...]

Global Game Jam at EDAC!

This past weekend, video game designers of all stripes participated in a worldwide game design event where competing teams of up to 5 people designed and implemented a game in 48 hours. Working with GameCamp Edmonton, GDX, AMPIA, and the Global Game Jam organizers, Edmonton Digital Arts College was host to the Edmonton version of [...]

Thank You Edmonton!

We learned today that we were voted the Best Private College in Edmonton by the readers of @vueweekly. We are honoured to have this recognition. It is a testament to our faculty and team here at EDAC. We love being downtown in one of the coolest buildings on Jasper Avenue. There is deep history in [...]

Guest Artist Talk: Linda Yan

Today, the illustration students had the privilege of meeting Linda Yan and listening to her talk about her professional practice. Linda is in Edmonton for the upcoming Edmonton Expo, and devotes her time to travelling to various conventions around North America to sell her work at those expositions. Linda is a graduate of Sheridan Institute where [...]

Let the Programs Begin!

On Tuesday we welcomed four programs of new students to EDAC. Our faculty and existing group of students embraced the new recruits. All the new students received a First Day Kit complete with an unboxing ceremony. Tanya Camp of BucketDuck and Miles Konrad of SnoGlobe designed these kits along with a rad concept that captured the passion [...]

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