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GET THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO LAUNCH YOUR DREAM CAREER

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 mth Digital Photography Diploma Program

Discover what it means to take your passion of digital photography and turn it into an exciting, rewarding and fulfilling career with the Centre for Arts and Technology digital photography diploma program; one of the leading digital photography schools in Canada. Learn every aspect of the artistic, technical and historical sides of digital photography while compiling a professional portfolio through classroom, studio and real life assignments offered at the Centre for Arts and Technology digital photography school.

As a student in this program, you’ll combine your artistic imagination, vision, and passion with education in composition, theory, and the principles of photographic arts. In just 12-months, the Digital Photography diploma program offered at one of the leading digital photography colleges in Canada will prepare you for these careers:

  • Commercial Photographer (Product, Fashion, Advertising)
  • Industrial Photographer
  • Fine Art Photographer
  • Photographer’s Assistant
  • Photojournalist/Editorial Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Sport/Action Photographer
  • Event/Wedding Photographer
  • Wildlife Photographer
  • Film/Television Stills Photographer
  • Architecture and Real Estate Photographer
  • Stock Photographer

Skills include:

  • Business Technology
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics
  • Observing Light
  • Social Media for Photographers
  • Principles of Photography
  • Photographic Categories
  • Digital Imaging
  • Lighting for Stills
  • History of Photography
  • Photography Design and Marketing
  • Contemporary Photography Awareness
  • Business of Photography
  • Digital Darkroom
  • Professional Photography

Professional portfolio:

As a graduate of this program, you’ll enter the professional world with confidence, armed with a professional-grade print and web based portfolio showcasing the vision, style, artistic direction, and technical expertise that you’ve gained. You’ll also graduate with a solid business plan and industry insight to help you launch your dream career in whichever area of photography that you choose.

You see beauty in what others may take for granted, and you know that the right lighting and composition can change the way we look at just about everything. 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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"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

“Centre for Arts and Technology had everything I hoped for: a small class size, one-on-one attention, and dedicated instructors. I get to make art every day and it never feels like work. For all you potential students—be prepared to make something awesome out of your life. Anyone who takes this course is in for a real treat.” Carly Sappier - Centre Graduate

“I’m extremely happy that I took the VHA course and pursued a career in animal care. It has been a life-changing experience with lots of personal growth, and the knowledge I gained from this program has been essential in the field. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to follow a career path in animal care.” - Aleesha Leslie - Centre Graduate