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Centre for Arts and Technology

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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Student population Small
International students 10%
Institution type Private

About Centre for Arts and Technology

Centre for Arts and Technology (CAT) is one of Canada’s leading digital arts and technical training colleges. Students come to CAT to develop their creative skills, tap into specialized industry expertise and to turn their passion into a profession. CAT has an international reputation for graduating students in filmmaking, animation, audio engineering, fashion design, event management, interior design, photography, graphic design and network security. The college is more than an institute of learning, it is a thriving creative community that offers students a unique opportunity to become part of an amazing, collaborative experience that extends beyond graduation and remains a source of inspiration for years to come.

Exceptional Facilities
At CAT, you can expect to enjoy access to some of the most advanced creative and digital technologies available. Over 28,000 square feet of learning spaces effortlessly blend art and creativity with the technology that drives innovation. Facilities include advanced digital recording studios, a film production studio, industry-standard design and animation labs, and multi-purpose event spaces.

Industry Expertise
At CAT, teaching is rooted in the real world. Our instructors have commercial as well as creative credentials and are driven by a desire to see students succeed. Graduate from the highest-level of a program at Centre for Arts and Technology and you’ll graduate ready for the world of work. Our specially designed courses are compressed into a short, intensive timeline, delivering outstanding outcomes while allowing you to build stronger skills and to develop a deep understanding of the tools and materials you need to succeed. A Professional Development Program incorporated into all CAT programs provides you with the opportunity to improve your business skills, and will help you to further your career interests with a focus on fostering the right attitudes for independent achievement, successful team working and positive communications.

Campus information

Campus Building: A twelve-year old campus centrally located in the Landmark Centre - a business and technology hub that serves the Okanagan Valley and beyond. We also have two contemporary digital recording studios with mix-to-picture  surround-sound capability.

  • Interior design, fashion design, and animation labs that create an environment similar to the industry you will soon find yourself in.
  • Two production studios for film and photography, including a green screen and seamless wall.

If your passion includes the sporty-outdoor life, our Kelowna location is for you! Located in the British Columbia interior, Kelowna is your year-round playground. Skiing, snowboarding, swimming, wakeboarding this town has it all to keep you fit and busy. Add to that a vibrant cultural scene, including museums, art galleries, theatre, ballet, and an active night life plus the Okanagan Valley with its award-winning vineyards. What more could you want? There is no shortage of high-tech businesses either. Kelowna, or the Silicon Vineyard as it's sometimes called, is home to world-famous animation companies like Disney Interactive Studios, Bardel Entertainment, and Yeti Farm Creative. 

Additional info

At Centre for Arts and Technology we pride ourselves on our flexibility, willingness to innovate and our commitment to providing students with more than simply a diploma. Center for Arts and Technology offers a vibrant, stimulating learning environment and is founded on six academic schools, each of which specializes in a particular discipline and offers a broad spectrum of digital and creative programs.

We offer a range of courses for international students:

  • 2D Animation & Digital Art
  • Animation for Game, Film, & Visual Effects
  • Audio Engineering & Production
  • Studio Production
  • Electronic Music Artist
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Digital Video Fusion Production
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Digital Photography
  • Event & Promotions Management
  • Fashion Design & Merchandising
  • Graphic Design & Web Development
  • Graphic & Digital  Design
  • Interior Design
  • Network Administrator Specialist
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Veterinary Hospital Assistant


Courses available 20

Business and Management 1 Computer Science and IT 3 Creative Arts & Design 13 Engineering 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 2 Mass Communication & Media 7


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