The Youth Design Expo, a showcase of exceptional digital media talent from Edmonton’s high schools, makes its debut tomorrow night at the Jubilee Auditorium.
Also known as #YDE2017, it brings together high school student work in photography, short film, animation and even a projection mapping installation.
“We are very excited about the wide range of the type of student work represented and the high quality of that work,” says Owen Brierley, Executive Director of Edmonton Digital Arts College who is co-hosting the Expo with the Jubilee Auditorium.
While the Youth Design Expo is an opportunity for high school teachers to showcase the work of their exceptional students in digital media, it is also an opportunity for those students to learn about careers in the creative professions.
“Often high school students aren’t aware that their passion for game design, animation, graphic design, photography or illustration can become a real professional career in the creative industries,” says Owen. Working professionals in digital media industries have also been invited to attend the Expo. “Both students and teachers will have an opportunity to chat with these folks and learn about the different types of careers and talk to someone who is a professional in their favourite creative field,” says Owen.
The Youth Design Expo is open to the public and runs Friday, February 10 from 6-8 PM in the main lobby of the Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Avenue NW.