Stories by and about EDAC

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 [...]

Helping Fort McMurray


On behalf of the faculty and staff at the Edmonton Digital Arts College, we have made a $500 donation to the Red Cross relief efforts. This tragedy has affected our entire community and we want to help our neighbors stay safe and stay strong. We encourage everyone to help in whatever way they can.

Preparing for Prosperity; There’s Tax Incentives in Them Thar Pixels!

Careers in Creative Industries, Community, EDAC NEWS, Video Game Design, yegarts|

An important effort is underway and it is vital that our community of creative producers understand and leverage it to its greatest effect. Alberta is seeing, for the first time, a tax incentive for investors in technologies that have survived on the fringes of the economic development realm in Alberta. While other provinces have successfully [...]

NorthWestFest 2016 is a Cross-Media Cornucopia!

Collaboration, Community, Creativity, EDAC NEWS, yegarts|

EDAC is a proud sponsor of this year's NorthWestFest. One of the reasons we support this particular festival is the core philosophy of inclusion and diversification at the heart of the festival. Now, more than ever, we are seeing the creative arts blend across genres and formats. NWF is a celebration of film, music, and [...]

March 2016

Are you ready for the EDAC Digital Summer Camps???

3D Animation, Community, Digital Design, Digital Illustration & Sequential Art, EDAC NEWS, Video Game Design, Web design|

We are super excited to announce our Summer Camps for this year! Check out the awesome stuff you will be able to make at EDAC! From comics to animations, you can spend a week learning how to make stuff the way that professionals do. We will be offering classes for one week each in animations, [...]


EDAC NEWS, Students, yegarts|

Join us on Thursday June 16th, to learn about EDAC's AWESOME SUMMER CAMPS! Fill out the signup form below so we know how many cookies to bake. :)   EDAC Information Session SCHEDULE 6:30PM - 7:30PM -- Explore each of our studios and talk with mentors and students about the EDAC Summer Camps experience. Loading...

EDAC Announces Research & Innovation Chair, Dr. Patrick Finn

Careers in Creative Industries, Collaboration, Community, Creativity, EDAC life, EDAC NEWS, Faculty, yegarts|

The Edmonton Digital Arts College (EDAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Patrick Finn as the inaugural Chair of Research & Innovation. Dr. Finn is a globally recognized expert in performance and technology with a deep knowledge of transmedia, media arts, and new models of research, teaching, and learning. EDAC is committed to [...]

February 2016

“The Wrong Wrights” – a comic by Lee Nielsen for the Smithsonian.

Community, Creativity, Digital Illustration & Sequential Art, EDAC life, EDAC NEWS, Faculty, Students, yegarts|

EDAC head of Illustration, Lee Nielsen, has been busy. Last year, he was asked to illustrate 4 comic books for the Smithsonian Institute. In the summer, he began working on the first of these books called "The Wrong Wrights." The efforts of his work last summer have been published! Lee involved two Digital Illustration and [...]

December 2015

Congratulations to Happy Harbor’s new AiR, Andrew Leung!

Community, Creativity, Digital Illustration & Sequential Art, EDAC life, EDAC NEWS, Students, yegarts|

Happy Harbor recently selected a new Artist in Residence. We are so pleased that so many of our EDAC current students and alumni applied. On December 19th, Happy Harbor released a tweet announcing Andrew Leung ( as their new AiR. Andrew is in the final phase of his Digital Illustration and Sequential Art diploma. Keep [...]

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