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August 2017

EDAC Game Jam

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This week, August 14-18, we are holding our first-ever all-school Game Jam. The students from all four of our programs, illustration, animation, graphic design and video game design, are working in multi-disciplinary groups to create a playable game by 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Students at EDAC regularly participate in silo-busting cross-program projects, but this is [...]

EDAC grads work.

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EDAC is a great place to go to school, but at some point, our students become graduates and enter the workforce. Our graduates work. Some of our recent graduates have been working even before they finished their programs. Here are just a few stories of some grads and the jobs they have taken since coming [...]

May 2017

EDAC Hosts the Launch of Government of Alberta’s Two New Funding Grants for the Interactive Digital Media and Post Production/Animation

3D Animation, Careers in Creative Industries, Community, News, Video Game Design|

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 [...]

March 2017

Team W.E.A.K. EDAC wins the grand prize in the 48-hour Anti-Racism Film Challenge!

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Back in February, EDAC hosted the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation's 48-hour Anti-Racism film challenge. Participants had 48 hours to create a short film on the theme of ending racism and were given either a quote or a prop that they had to incorporate into their film. All the teams worked tirelessly over the weekend to [...]

Building Bridges into the Unknown – Human Library Session at Canada Council’s Arts in a Digital World Summit

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Field notes from Owen Brierley (notes source provided by Patrick Finn) On Friday March 17th, 2017, I was invited to host a Human Library as part of the Canada Council's Arts in a Digital World Summit. The Summit was a gathering of arts professionals from a diverse range of disciplines. For our Human Library I [...]

February 2017

48 Hour Anti-Racism Film Festival YEG

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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.

Creativity, Digital Design, Pursuing Excellence, Students, Web design, yegarts|

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

Alumni, Digital Design, News, Pursuing Excellence|

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 [...]

Edmonton High Schools gather at Jubilee Auditorium for Youth Design Expo

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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 [...]

January 2017

Welcome to 2017, graduates.

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Yesterday evening, our faculty, some of our current students and alumni gathered to celebrate the graduation of 16 new digital media professionals. In all, about 80 friends, family, and colleagues joined us to cheer them on as they begin their extraordinary careers. The ceremony was held in the Prism room of the Matrix Hotel. The [...]

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