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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 mth Electronic Music Production Program

The 6-month Electronic Music Fundamentals certificate program at Centre for Arts and Technology is designed to take you to the next level. You’ll learn the art of production, while discovering the entrepreneurial side of the music industry.

Our professional instructors will show you how to make music, and how to turn that music into a meaningful and lasting career. Our Audio Engineering Department is second-to-none, with custom built studios, the latest software, and cutting-edge technology; so, after just six months, you’ll know exactly how to take your show on the road. And even before you’re finished, you just might find yourself playing for amped up crowds at major events.

Students learn a broad range of important skills, including:

  • Electronic Music Production
  • Advanced Digital Audio Production
  • Live Sound Reinforcement
  • Digital Music Arranging and Scoring
  • Music for TV and Film
  • Recording Studio Maintenance
  • Advanced Recording Techniques – Post Production
  • Digital Music Entrepreneur
  • Location Audio for Film & TV
  • Music Management & Marketing

Program Options:

Electronic Music Production
DJ, Digital Performer, Sound Effects Designer, Arranger, Songwriter, Music Producer. Music Producer, MIDI Programmer, Sound and Music Composer, Sound Effects and Dialogue Editor, Audio/Visual and Multimedia Producer, music recording artist.

Audio Engineering & Production
Recording Engineer, Music Producer, Post-Production Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound Studio Designer, Location Audio Engineer, Foley Artist

You’ll receive ongoing mentor-ship from instructors and full time industry professionals to help you become skilled and confident in your abilities in advanced music production, post production, engineering, mixing, mastering, composition, and applied acoustics.

You’ll learn:

Music Theory—Music Composition—Scoring for Film Soundtracks—Pro Tools HD—Analog/Digital Studio Operations—Recording and Mixing in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound—Music Production—Editing and Sound Design—Film Set Location Recording—Recording and Mixing ADR, SFX for TV and Film.

You want to create music that fills the dance floor and brings the roof down. Digital music artists are at the forefront of the mainstream on both live and virtual stages. Those who at one time were considered DJs, now create their own beats, rhythms and mash-ups that appeal to millions of fans. 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 was always fascinated at how sound and music can heighten your perceptual experience. The Audio Engineering & Production instructors did an excellent job of preparing me for my career. I now live in Vancouver and record location dialogue for film and television productions." - Corey Sewell - Centre Graduate