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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.

12-18 mth Graphic & Digital Design Program

You’ve always had an eye for powerful images: an unforgettable album cover…an epic movie poster…an iconic logo recognized the world over. You’re a creative wizard and a computer nut, which makes you the go-to person when a relative needs a wedding invitation or help to design the promo materials for their new business. Now is the time. The graphic & digital design program will help you turn your talents into a lucrative career in the creative industry.

The graphic design advanced diploma program from centre for arts and technology, provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding, artistic career. During this intensive, 18-month program, you'll learn every aspect of creating awe-inspiring graphic design. Combine this with a comprehensive understanding of database-driven websites, multimedia components, and digital applications, and you will be a double threat able to chart your own career course.

You'll learn:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Flash, Premiere
  • After Effects
  • XHTML and CSS
  • JavaScript
  • ActionScript
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Branding
  • Typography
  • Database-driven Website Creation Using PHP and MYSQ
  • Multimedia and Web Designer
  • Web & Production Design

Career Opportunities:

  • lIllustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Production Designer
  • Creative Lead
  • Multimedia and Web Designer
  • Web / Graphic
  • Project Manager

Here is just a small sample of some of the great companies that have recently hired Graphic Design & Web Development grads: Ad-Dispatch • Extreme GroupCommand BaseEast Coast DynamicsDesignaJet LabelJewelPop Inc. • Creative Curve Media GroupArtistech New MediaNavigator GroupRoketto. Centre for Arts and Technology prides itself on hiring the very best instructors in the field. You’ll learn in a hands-on atmosphere, and pick up tried and tested industry skills from people who have built a reputation owning or working with leading design firms.

Graphic and web designers play an important role in the success of websites, marketing strategies and a variety of multimedia productions. Turn your talents into a lucrative career in the creative industry. 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 had always dreamed of becoming a graphic designer ever since grade 9 where I had written down a career goal of becoming a designer. I always loved drawing and creating art so why not turn my passion into my career. I heard about CATO and heard really good things about it so that was one of the main reasons I chose to attend there, plus I absolutely love Kelowna."
- Spencer Paddock - Centre Graduate

“CAT connected me with lifelong friends and provided me with the technical skills that have allowed me to express my creativity professionally in an industry that I love. During my program, having the lab time during the day and at night helped me get all of my work done. I enjoyed all the late nights working with my friends and the bond that was created while working on projects. I would tell students considering the school that it is a lot of hard work, but that the end result is spectacular!” - Janell Alm - Graphic Digital Design 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