Donation from DHX Media to help NSCAD student complete various programs

NSCAD receives large donation from DHX Media. Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

Students at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design will receive more opportunity for experiential learning thanks to an internationally renowned Halifax media company.

Halifax-based DHX Media, home to well-known titles like “Inspector Gadget” and “Teletubbies,” announced Friday they are donating $600,000 to the university.

The funds will be used to develop internships for upper-year media arts students in film, animation and inter-media to expand creative learning.

“We’ve hired many excellent NSCAD grads over the years and as a Nova Scotia company, we are very proud to support NSCAD,” said David Regan, DHX executive vice president.

Fourth year NSCAD film student Chelsea Innes says the funding will allow the freedom to create her thesis film on her own terms.

“It’s just a really great gift because it allows me to use everything I’ve learned and not have funding be something that stifles it, but something that just allows us to have full creativity,” said Innes.

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The will be funding go toward software upgrades in the school’s animation lab.

“This contribution sends a powerful message to an emerging media artist, confirming their immense creative potential,” said NSCAD Vice President Dr. Ann-Barbara Graff.

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