EDAC’s Programs are Kind of Like Porridge. Here’s Why.

People sometimes wonder, why 10 months? Some programs offer shorter durations. Others offer longer. EDAC is kind of like Goldilocks bowl of porridge because we think that 10 months is just right. 10 months is the ideal amount of time for the kind of intensive, immersive, mentor-based, studio-oriented learning that is core to the EDAC [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Digital Designers Begin Their Specialization Phase. What Happens Next Will Blow Your Mind.

Today, our class of Digital Designers (Digital Media Production diploma program or DMP) begin the Specialization phase of their program. During the Specialization phase, students are given "the keys to the bus" meaning that they choose their own projects and work on those projects from pitch to completion during the phase. One of the focus [...]

Digital Designers Meet Their Portfolio Mentors

On Friday, February 10th, our Digital Media Production (DMP) diploma program students presented their mid-term portfolios to a group of EDAC alumni. Much like the popular TV series "the Voice," our DMP students were auditioning to see which of the alumni would agree to be their portfolio mentor. Our faculty selected three graduates of our [...]

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 [...]

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