Creating art for change

Entrance award provides opportunity

Creating art for change

Danielle Robitaille will study at NSCC Waterfront Campus this fall in the Applied Media & Communication Arts program.

“I’m excited to go into a legitimate job I can excel in and inspire change.” - Danielle Robitaille

Fast Fact

Danielle enjoys pencil sketches and looks forward to learning about digital art methods. She draws inspiration from video game companies, impressionism, and her mother, who was a former portrait artist.

Ready to begin her studies at NSCC, entrance scholarship recipient Danielle Robitaille is excited to pursue her love of art, start a viable career and give back to her community. In September, she will begin that journey when she heads to Waterfront Campus to study in the Applied Media & Communication Arts program.

After looking at other post-secondary institutions, Danielle says NSCC offered the best program for career development in concept artistry. She says, “It allows for portfolio development, different types of design, and different aspects of the digital environment.”

Danielle says the entrance scholarship will help to ease some financial pressure, allowing her to have a greater focus on learning the skills she needs for a career in the video game industry. ‘It will open a lot of doors for me,” she says.

Another important factor which led her to choose NSCC was its Disability Services supports which assist students with physical, mental or learning disabilities. “It’s the best I’ve seen anywhere.”  

Danielle is also dedicated to giving back to her community through volunteerism. “It’s the most positive way to inspire change.”

In 2014, she helped co-found the Atlantic Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome Society, a peer support group for those who face the challenges of the rare connective tissue disorder. This year, she organized a successful fundraiser for Rare Disease Day at Sir John A. Macdonald High School and she volunteers regularly with Maritime Heavy Armour to fundraise for prostate cancer research and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

Following her studies at NSCC, Danielle plans to gain experience in the video game industry in Nova Scotia and continue to give back by using the skills learned in her program to create artwork that raises awareness of health issues. 

“I can’t wait. Aspiring to promote change by doing what you love to do, that’s the greatest gift of all and NSCC has made that possible for me.” 

18/07/16

“I’m excited to go into a legitimate job I can excel in and inspire change.” - Danielle Robitaille

Fast Fact

Danielle enjoys pencil sketches and looks forward to learning about digital art methods. She draws inspiration from video game companies, impressionism, and her mother, who was a former portrait artist.

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