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September 2016

Thank You Edmonton!

Community, EDAC life, EDAC NEWS, Faculty, yegarts|

We learned today that we were voted the Best Private College in Edmonton by the readers of @vueweekly. We are honoured to have this recognition. It is a testament to our faculty and team here at EDAC. We love being downtown in one of the coolest buildings on Jasper Avenue. There is deep history in [...]

Guest Artist Talk: Linda Yan

Digital Illustration & Sequential Art, EDAC life, yegarts|

Today, the illustration students had the privilege of meeting Linda Yan and listening to her talk about her professional practice. Linda is in Edmonton for the upcoming Edmonton Expo, and devotes her time to travelling to various conventions around North America to sell her work at those expositions. Linda is a graduate of Sheridan Institute where [...]

Let the Programs Begin!

3D Animation, Community, Creativity, Digital Design, Digital Illustration & Sequential Art, EDAC life, EDAC NEWS, Faculty, Pursuing Excellence, Students, Video Game Design, Web design|

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 [...]

August 2016

The Counter-Intuitive Coachings in the Pursuit of Excellence.

EDAC life, Faculty, Pursuing Excellence|

Yesterday in our weekly faculty mentorship session (our faculty meets weekly for 90 minutes to work on continuous improvement) we talked about an idea that was championed by our colleague, Patrick Finn, in a recent visit to our Edmonton campus. Patrick spoke at length about the development of excellence. This resonated for our team and [...]

Pursuing Excellence Depends On The Pain You Are Willing To Endure

Careers in Creative Industries, Creativity, yegarts|

With the waning days of the Olympics (regardless of the controversies, it is still a gathering of the top athletes in the world) and with the privilege of having Dr. Patrick Finn spend a few hours talking with our faculty last Friday, I am mindful of a comment he made to our team. "You are [...]

Start your Journey to your Creative Life.

3D Animation, Creativity, Digital Design, yegarts|

You were born for this. You are a creative person who dreams of unleashing your creative energy. We get it. We know exactly what it is like. It isn't a career, it's a calling. Now is the time to answer the call. There are still a few spots available in two of our four diploma [...]

June 2016

What are you afraid of?

Careers in Creative Industries, Community, Creativity, EDAC life, yegarts|

The other morning I had a conversation with a couple of colleagues who were having coffee and discussing an upcoming photo shoot. One is a creative director for an agency in the city and the other a freelance photographer. The photographer was pondering ways to capture a unique perspective on his subjects and the two [...]

EDAC OPEN HOUSE!

EDAC life, EDAC NEWS|

Join us on Tuesday, May 16th from 6-8 pm, to learn about EDAC's four diploma programs, upcoming intake application deadlines and more! Your family and friends are welcome! Fill out the signup form below so we know how many cookies to bake. :) EDAC ACCREDITED DIPLOMA PROGRAMS Digital Media Production (DMP) -  September 2017 Digital [...]

May 2016

Congratulations Graduates!

Community, Creativity, Digital Design, EDAC life, Students, Video Game Design, yegarts|

On May 10th, we celebrated the graduation of two programs: Video Game Design and Digital Media Production. We hosted the graduation ceremony at the excellent Matrix Hotel in downtown Edmonton. Everyone dressed up in their best as we celebrated the transition from student to creative professional for sixteen eager and energetic emerging artists. We had [...]

The Counter-intuitive & Painful Truth of Why You Are Not Getting Hired.

Careers in Creative Industries, EDAC life|

As a post-secondary school dedicated to helping people get jobs in the creative industries, we see some of our grads struggle to find work. Yes, we have a great placement rate, but that comes as a result of addressing some insights our industry partners have shared with us. When Marketing Manager at Paris Jewellers and [...]

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