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Alumni Success: CAT graduates go on to be some of the best in their industries; animators, filmmakers, photographers, audio engineers and designers. These talented artists work with some of the largest blockbuster titles, brands, companies and artists all around the world. Below is just a small sampling of the titles and companies our graduates have worked with.

12-18 mth Digital Filmmaking Diploma Program

Learn everything there is to know about digital filmmaking from the Centre for Arts and Technology digital film school. At one of the leading digital film schools in Canada, our digital film making diploma program has established the reputation as “the filmmaker’s film school” allowing students to work with our industry pros while gaining valuable knowledge and industry insights.

By utilizing ever expanding technology and harnessing raw creative talent, the film industry continues to be one of the fastest growing, most innovative, and lucrative industries in the world today. Digital Film making combines the rich history of film with exciting modern technology and techniques. If you’re passionate about film and interested in a career that fuels your creativity and vision, you owe it to yourself to explore your opportunities in Digital Film Making.

Launch Your Career as a:

  • Camera Operator/Director of Photography (DOP)
  • Lighting Technician
  • Production Assistant
  • Locations Audio
  • Screenwriter, Producer
  • Director/Assistant Director
  • Independent or Documentary Filmmaker
  • Editor
  • Grip/Gaffer
  • Production Designer

Becoming a Skilled Digital Filmmaker:

  • Visual Storytelling
  • Screenwriting
  • Location Audio for Film and TV
  • Media Studies – Film
  • Digital Film Editing
  • Production Management
  • Documentary
  • Audio for Video Production
  • Casting and Directing Talent
  • Cinematography
  • Production Design
  • Visual Effects

In just 18 months, this accelerated program will teach you: Production PlanningBudgetingScreenwriting for Narrative Films—CinematographyLighting, Composition and FramingFilm Blocking and Staging Casting and DirectingDigital TechnologyPost Production and Editing with Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Pro Tools—Proposal Writing, Financial Backing, Marketing and DistributionPromotion and Film Festival Submission.

British Columbia has one of the largest film industries in North America. Centre for Arts and Technology has developed a reputation as “the filmmaker’s film school”. Direct your own own short films and gain experience on small independent film shoots and larger budget productions. CAT graduates go on to work with some of the largest blockbuster titles, brands, companies and artists around the world.

State of the Art Campus

The Okanagan is known for its sunny warm climate, dry landscapes and lakeshore communities. With outdoor activities such as boating and watersports, skiing and hiking, it's considered a four-season year-round playground. Filled with orchards, vineyards, wine and freshwater lakes, Kelowna, BC is an international tourism destination and the desired lifestyle.

Centre graduates enter the professional world with confidence, knowing they have the high-end technical skills, industry knowledge and relevant experience to stand out among the competition.

  • Contemporary audio recording studios
  • Photography and film studio complete outfitted with a seamless wall and lighting grid
  • State-of-the-art interior design, veterinary, animation, and technical labs which create an environment similar to the industry
  • Numerous edit suites and computer labs with industry-standard software and hardware (both PC and MAC)
  • Student lounges where we host numerous events throughout the year such as fundraisers, movie nights, pancake breakfasts, holiday parties, and lunches

Experienced Industry Leaders

Our college programs are taught by respected industry professionals, dedicated to helping others get their start. Instructors all have years of experience working in the field and know what it takes to make it in today's workplace.

Centre for Arts and Technology (CAT) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have partnered to create the CAT-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling CAT graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business.

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"I really enjoyed the program. I had some great instructors and the program really opened my eyes to all the aspects of filmmaking, some of which I had never really thought about before hand. I loved the freedom when getting to shoot our first and final thesis film’s and getting a grasp on the different avenues available in the industry. Overall it was a really positive experience and it gave me the knowledge I needed to help me find the path I wanted to pursue as a Director."
- Thomas Bowerbank - Center Graduate

"We have built a reputation as a world class studio that is highly sought after for high quality children's content, thanks to the Center for Arts and Technology for the students every year!" - Ashley Ramsay - CEO of Yeti Farm Creative