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Are you ready for the EDAC Digital Summer Camps???

We are super excited to announce our Summer Camps for this year! Check out the awesome stuff you will be able to make at EDAC! From comics to animations, you can spend a week learning how to make stuff the way that professionals do. We will be offering classes for one week each in animations, [...]

EDAC Announces Research & Innovation Chair, Dr. Patrick Finn

The Edmonton Digital Arts College (EDAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Patrick Finn as the inaugural Chair of Research & Innovation. Dr. Finn is a globally recognized expert in performance and technology with a deep knowledge of transmedia, media arts, and new models of research, teaching, and learning. EDAC is committed to [...]

“The Wrong Wrights” – a comic by Lee Nielsen for the Smithsonian.

EDAC head of Illustration, Lee Nielsen, has been busy. Last year, he was asked to illustrate 4 comic books for the Smithsonian Institute. In the summer, he began working on the first of these books called "The Wrong Wrights." The efforts of his work last summer have been published! Lee involved two Digital Illustration and [...]

Congratulations to Happy Harbor’s new AiR, Andrew Leung!

Happy Harbor recently selected a new Artist in Residence. We are so pleased that so many of our EDAC current students and alumni applied. On December 19th, Happy Harbor released a tweet announcing Andrew Leung (https://twitter.com/AmshelDraws) as their new AiR. Andrew is in the final phase of his Digital Illustration and Sequential Art diploma. Keep [...]

Yay! Boo! Yay! Boo! Yay!

We have a bittersweet announcement to make. Erin Hazen, our intrepid registrar and marketing manager, is leaving the Edmonton Digital Arts College (Boo!) She has accepted an excellent position as the Marketing Manager for Paris Jewellers (Yay!) Erin has been part of the college since 2011. During her time with us, we moved locations, celebrated [...]

A Heliocentric Model of Transmedia

The media production community is gathering in Banff this week for the Banff World Media Festival. BWMF is where much of the Canadian Film and TV (TV is such an antiquated term to me) production deals are made. The time honoured process of pitching, drinking, schmoozing and closing the next great series is one that [...]

Trusting the Process is not About Control.

One of the ideas that we champion at EDAC is the need to "trust the process." This is a phrase that I first heard from Ronnie del Carmen during a Storyboarding workshop at the Banff Centre. The phrase immediately resonated for me because it was an idea that I was familiar with having worked as an [...]

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The Power of Being Uninspired.

How often do you feel uninspired? The metallic taste of envy is most poignant when you are both uninspired and observing brilliant innovative clever work out there in the world. Social media is especially great at showing you how awesome everyone else is, serving to push you deeper into that bottomless pit of desperate desire [...]

Partnering with Avenue Edmonton magazine on an excellent adventure!

A few months ago, one of our frequent portfolio adjudicators, Pete Nguyen from Avenue Magazine Edmonton, approached us with an idea. He suggested that he work with the students in our Digital Illustration program to plan, implement, and publish an editorial illustration that he would choose after working with them all. The entire class would [...]

Worried You Won’t Be Accepted to the Edmonton Digital Arts College?

Over the past few months, many applicants have asked about entrance requirements. Also, as we chat with potential students, we discover that many of them think it is really tough to get into our school. Actually, the process is not about testing you to discourage you, it is designed to help us get to know [...]

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