Announcing our New Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition Program!

EDAC is excited to announce a great new offering that allows those interested in our programs a set of options that help address their learning needs. We have been noticing that some of our applicants have the qualifications and experience that doesn't require them to attend the full duration of one of our programs. These [...]

Why are EDAC Programs 10 months long? There is a Method to our Madness and You Will Like Why.

This is a personal blog post from EDAC's Executive Director, Owen Brierley, about why we offer programs that are 10 months long. I have been training and mentoring people since 2002. I have had the pleasure of training some of the best people working in the industry today. I have also worked in a variety [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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