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.

Recent Blog Posts

Highlights of 2017
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Highlights of 2017
We asked EDAC Faculty and Students for their highlights of 2017, and here's what they had to say!   "Quitting my job, and going back to school." - Josie Kilar   "Being accepted into the college." - Jackson Peters   "When we went to Table Top Cafe to [...]
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Holiday Party!
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Holiday Party!
Join us for our Holiday Party! Let us know through EventBrite if you can make it.
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Content Creators Unite! Why It Is Vital That We Stop Delineating Content Creators From Game Producers.
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This is a personal blog post from EDAC's executive director, Owen Brierley. This is the first in a series of posts about the video game industry, Edmonton's relevance in the video game industry, the importance of language as new policies are adopted and the importance of finding common ground wit...
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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT – Emily Manderscheid
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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT – Emily Manderscheid
Emily Manderscheid is an EDAC Digital Illustration and Sequential Art graduate from 2016. Emily entered the illustration program knowing that afterwards she would pursue a career as a tattoo artist. Here’s some words from her on how she made the transition from digital illustration to tattoo work...
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Announcing our New Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition Program!
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EDAC is excited to announce a great new offering that allows those interested in our programs a set of options that help address their learning needs. We have been noticing that some of our applicants have the qualifications and experience that doesn’t require them to attend the full durati...
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Why are EDAC Programs are 10 months long? There is a Method to our Madness and You Will Like Why.
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This is a personal blog post from EDAC’s Executive Director, Owen Brierley, about why we offer programs that are 10 months long. I have been training and mentoring people since 2002. I have had the pleasure of training some of the best people working in the industry today. I have also worke...
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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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