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Alberta College of Art and Design (Media Arts + Digital Technologies (MADT))




Alberta College of Art + Design is located in Calgary on the North Hill overlooking the Bow River and the downtown skyline, in a 245,000 square foot building that was designed in 1973 specifically as an art college. ACAD's close proximity to downtown, via light rail transit, is a distinct advantage to our students, providing them with easy access to Calgary's galleries, museums and cultural events.

ACAD is committed to a solid studio-based experience for students in fine art, design and new media - an experience balanced with relevant, complementary liberal studies and practical theory. The result is a rigorous studio program, which produces innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and visually talented students. ACAD creates a learning environment rich in character and extensive in quantity, quality and professional capability for its student body of artistic thinkers.

Media Arts + Digital Technologies (MADT) offers a BFA degree in a user-centered, open learning environment. It offers students the opportunity to explore the creative use of emerging electronic, digital, interactive, immersive and motion media.
MADT

The MADT curriculum is carefully designed to accommodate an individual student's interests and needs. At the upper levels students, working closely with MADT supervisors, are able to specialize in areas of personal interest and develop skills and knowledge directly related to their intended career path. While students can acquire a wide range of advanced technical skills, MADT is not a technical training program. Upon graduation students are equipped to take their first steps in pursuit of a career in the emergent digital cultures and industries and to contribute to the humanizing of technoculture in the 21st century.

Degree requirements are designed to allow students a unique blend of flexibility, interdisciplinarity and concentration whereby students who wish to maintain strong ties with other disciplines may engage in study across all fine arts areas, while others may concentrate entirely on new media, emphasizing one or more of 3D animation, net.art, video, sound, interactivity or virtual environments. Or, together with a supervisor, the student can develop entirely new areas of focus. Third and fourth year students are expected to demonstrate their abilities regularly by means of juried projects and research papers.



School name:Alberta College of Art and DesignMedia Arts + Digital Technologies (MADT)
Address:1407-14 Ave NW
Zip & city:T2N 4R3 Alberta
Phone:(403) 284-7600
Web:http://www.acad.ab.ca/
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