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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 [...]

The Counter-Intuitive Coachings in the Pursuit of Excellence.

Yesterday in our weekly faculty mentorship session (our faculty meets weekly for 90 minutes to work on continuous improvement) we talked about an idea that was championed by our colleague, Patrick Finn, in a recent visit to our Edmonton campus. Patrick spoke at length about the development of excellence. This resonated for our team and [...]

Pursuing Excellence Depends On The Pain You Are Willing To Endure

With the waning days of the Olympics (regardless of the controversies, it is still a gathering of the top athletes in the world) and with the privilege of having Dr. Patrick Finn spend a few hours talking with our faculty last Friday, I am mindful of a comment he made to our team. "You are [...]

Start your Journey to your Creative Life.

You were born for this. You are a creative person who dreams of unleashing your creative energy. We get it. We know exactly what it is like. It isn't a career, it's a calling. Now is the time to answer the call. There are still a few spots available in two of our four diploma [...]

What are you afraid of?

The other morning I had a conversation with a couple of colleagues who were having coffee and discussing an upcoming photo shoot. One is a creative director for an agency in the city and the other a freelance photographer. The photographer was pondering ways to capture a unique perspective on his subjects and the two [...]

Congratulations Graduates!

On May 10th, we celebrated the graduation of two programs: Video Game Design and Digital Media Production. We hosted the graduation ceremony at the excellent Matrix Hotel in downtown Edmonton. Everyone dressed up in their best as we celebrated the transition from student to creative professional for sixteen eager and energetic emerging artists. We had [...]

The Counter-intuitive & Painful Truth of Why You Are Not Getting Hired.

As a post-secondary school dedicated to helping people get jobs in the creative industries, we see some of our grads struggle to find work. Yes, we have a great placement rate, but that comes as a result of addressing some insights our industry partners have shared with us. When Marketing Manager at Paris Jewellers and [...]

Helping Fort McMurray

On behalf of the faculty and staff at the Edmonton Digital Arts College, we have made a $500 donation to the Red Cross relief efforts. This tragedy has affected our entire community and we want to help our neighbors stay safe and stay strong. We encourage everyone to help in whatever way they can.

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Preparing for Prosperity; There’s Tax Incentives in Them Thar Pixels!

An important effort is underway and it is vital that our community of creative producers understand and leverage it to its greatest effect. Alberta is seeing, for the first time, a tax incentive for investors in technologies that have survived on the fringes of the economic development realm in Alberta. While other provinces have successfully [...]

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