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.
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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.