ECU launches program to bring WIL opportunities to studio arts, animation

Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship is launching a program that integrates work-integrated learning (WIL) into studio arts and animation coursework. Named Pathways for Creative Futures, the program offers 140 curricular WIL opportunities through which students will be able to connect with industry experts and develop their hands-on skills. “The Pathways program speaks directly to desires from our students to engage with industry–especially our local industry–earlier in their degrees,” said ECU Dean of Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media Celeste Martin. “Bringing work-integrated learning into the classroom provides crucial networking opportunities and ladders directly into professional practice.”