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EDAC Hosts the Launch of Government of Alberta’s Two New Funding Grants for the Interactive Digital Media and Post Production/Animation

Our studio, the Werskstatt, was buzzing with activity this morning as we setup student demos and interactive spaces for a press conference to announce two major grants for the Post Production/Animation and Interactive Digital Media from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for the Government of Alberta. Minister Ricardo Miranda had a hands on tour [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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