Emily Carr University has launched its first-ever Satellite Studios for Teens program in Whistler and Prince George.
Emily Carr University collaborated with the City of Whistler and UNBC to launch program and build upon the highly successful and often full Summer Institute for Teens program that has been offered in Vancouver since 2003. The program has reached more than 700 teens to date.
The partnerships will further British Columbia’s commitment to strengthening connections and foundations for growth of the province’s creative economy.
The intensive, pre-university program was developed and will also be taught by Emily Carr University’s faculty.
The program aims to provide high school students who are serious about pursuing a career in studio and visual arts with access to a world-class institution that is dedicated to the visual arts and design.
Both locations’ programs are multi-stakeholder collaborations, meaning the instructors and faculty will work with and receive input from various relevant councils, community groups, cultural organizations and educational institutions.
Students in the programs should expect an effective and rigorous curriculum that emphasizes collaboration, creative communication, critical analysis and design thinking; the content will focus on locally relevant issues through a process of community research.
The program’s summer curriculum will combine local site visits, and local guest instructors. The faculty will also support each of the partners’ strategic focuses on cultural and economic development, culminating with public-facing events in the community.
Emily Carr University is accepting registrations for the new satellite studios. The early bird registration rate is available until Monday, March 31.
Feature image: teens.ecuad.ca/satellite/prince-george/