Edmonton Digital Arts College

The Edmonton Digital Arts College (EDAC) is a private post-secondary school in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that thrives on merging arts and technology in a mentor-oriented learning environment. Students at the EDAC build a foundation of skills based on industry-relevant best practices. They develop their professional practice in a studio setting and enter the digital media industries ready for the cultural and work demands of their chosen discipline.

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How to save multiple photos into a PDF document
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How to save multiple photos into a PDF document
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 and F...
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Why VR and AR are important to your future
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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 desi...
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Portfolio Requirements for EDAC’s Digital Illustration Program – FAQ’s
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Portfolio Requirements for EDAC’s Digital Illustration Program – FAQ’s
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 jus...
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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 regula...
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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 sinc...
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EDAC Hosts the Launch of Government of Alberta’s Two New Funding Grants for the Interactive Digital Media and Post Production/Animation
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EDAC Hosts the Launch of Government of Alberta’s Two New Funding Grants for the Interactive Digital Media and Post Production/Animation
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 Al...
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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 work...
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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 ...
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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 h...
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Digital Designers Begin Their Specialization Phase. What Happens Next Will Blow Your Mind.
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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 fro...
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