Students at EDAC regularly participate in silo-busting cross-program projects to help them not only refine their technical skills, but also develop skills for working on multi-disciplinary teams. The greatest of these is our one-week-long All-School Game Jam. On Monday morning, the students are divided into teams each comprising members from all four of our programs, illustration, [...]
We asked EDAC Faculty and Students for their highlights of 2017, and here's what they had to say! "Quitting my job, and going back to school." - Josie Kilar "Being accepted into the college." - Jackson Peters "When we went to Table Top Cafe [...]
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Content Creators Unite! Why It Is Vital That We Stop Delineating Content Creators From Game Producers.
This is a personal blog post from EDAC's executive director, Owen Brierley. This is the first in a series of posts about the video game industry, Edmonton's relevance in the video game industry, the importance of language as new policies are adopted and the importance of finding common ground with other media forms while still [...]
Emily Manderscheid is an EDAC Digital Illustration and Sequential Art graduate from 2016. Emily entered the illustration program knowing that afterwards she would pursue a career as a tattoo artist. Here’s some words from her on how she made the transition from digital illustration to tattoo work over the last year.Emily:“Transitioning [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Several of the programs at EDAC require a portfolio submission as a part of the application process. To save and send your images in an easy and organized way, the best method is to convert them into a single PDF file. There are many programs which can be used for this task, but for an easy [...]
It seems that Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have been all the buzz lately, but are they really that important for your career potential? We believe they are. At EDAC, we have integrated VR projects as part of our curriculum in the Video Game Design diploma program. Our game designers learn to develop [...]
FAQ answered by Emily Chu: Digital Illustration Instructor at EDAC and Professional Illustrator 1. Why do we have the portfolio requirements we do? Our portfolio requirements require the students to show us how they perceive the world around them and to capture that onto paper. Observation is just as important as drawing and in [...]