November 2017

Why VR and AR are important to your future

2017-11-07T09:10:48+00:00 New Trends, News, Video Game Design|

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 [...]

October 2017

Portfolio Requirements for EDAC’s Digital Illustration Program – FAQ’s

2017-12-05T18:47:51+00:00 Digital Illustration & Sequential Art|

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 [...]

August 2017

EDAC Game Jam

2017-12-05T18:47:51+00:00 News|

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 [...]

May 2017

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

2017-12-05T18:47:51+00:00 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!

2017-12-05T18:47:51+00:00 News|

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

2017-12-05T18:47:51+00:00 Collaboration, EDAC NEWS, News, yegarts|

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

2017-02-17T09:50:22+00:00 Collaboration, Community, Creativity, EDAC life, EDAC NEWS, News, Pursuing Excellence, yegarts|

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.

2017-12-05T18:47:51+00:00 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

2017-02-12T15:35:47+00:00 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 [...]

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