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Satellite studios for teens

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Emily Carr University has entered into two new partnerships to deliver the first ever Satellite Studios for Teens that will run outside the Lower Mainland.

Developed and taught by University Faculty, the intensive, pre-university programs represent innovative and strategic partnerships for both the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) respectively. Satellite Studios for Teens provide young students who are serious about pursuing a future career in art, media and design with access to a world-class institution dedicated to these fields.

These new regional partnerships will further the province's commitment to strengthening connections and foundations for growth of our province's creative economy. Both programs are multi-stakeholder collaborations, and will coordinate participation and input from various relevant councils, community
groups, cultural organizations and educational institutions. The partnerships demonstrate an efficient and effective model for educational expansion that is engaging, innovative and responsive to community needs and objectives.

The studios' effective and rigorous curriculum emphasizes collaboration, creative communication, critical analysis and design thinking; content will focus on locally relevant issues through a process of community research. Each of the summer intensives will integrate local site visits, engage community-based guest instructors, and support each of the partners' strategic focuses on cultural and economic development, culminating with public-facing events in the community.

Find more info on Satellite Studios for Teens here.

Who: Emily Carr University, University of Northern BC (UNBC) and the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW)
What: New Partnership program to deliver Emily Carr University
summer Satellite Studios for Teens outside the Lower Mainland
When: Summer 2014
Where: Resort Municipality of Whistler and Prince George

Why: To collaborate regionally in order to provide young students who are serious about pursuing a future career in the creative economy with access to a world-class institution dedicated to this field.

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