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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

EDAC OPEN HOUSE!

Join us on Tuesday, June 20th from 6-8 pm, to learn about EDAC's four diploma programs, upcoming intake application deadlines and more! Your family and friends are welcome! Fill out the signup form below so we know how many cookies to bake. :) EDAC ACCREDITED DIPLOMA PROGRAMS Digital Media Production (DMP) -  September 2017 Digital [...]

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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 [...]

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