Admission Process

Centre for Arts and Technology’s application process is completed fully online in 8 easy steps. Below you will find each step outlined and links to each step for completion. Once you have completed each step and hit submit you will be directed back to this portal page to complete the next step in the process. Students who meet our admission requirements are notified within two weeks of the school receiving completed application packages. Upon acceptance into a program, a seat deposit is required to complete the registration process and reserve a seat until the balance of the tuition is due. Applicants who have not met the requirements for admission will be contacted in writing by the Admissions Officer at the Centre. Application status will not be given over the telephone.


Please complete the application form online or print the form and complete in ink and sign where indicated. (For those applying online, this will be a digital signature). The checklists are provided to assist in ensuring that all information is included with the application. If an application is received unsigned it will be returned. 



Applications will only be processed when accompanied by all documents and the non-refundable application fee and assessment fee. All fees must be submitted in Canadian Funds.



Official or original transcripts are required for all secondary and post-secondary courses taken prior to attending Centre for Arts and Technology. All applicants 18 years or younger must have completed high school and submit a transcript. Official scanned copies of their post-secondary transcripts are suggested for applicants 19 years or older because they are educationally informative to the Department Head, but they are not required.



We want to see how you view yourself compared to how others perceive you. Please complete the survey as a self-assessment. Then provide 5 to 10 email addresses of references with as many as possible from arms-length 3rd parties such as past and present employers (or clients if self-employed), teachers, coaches, community/volunteer leaders, etc. References from personal relationships such as family/relatives and friends can be added to round out the picture.  Your references will asked to complete on your behalf the same survey you completed. The survey should take no longer than 5 min. to complete.


5. Professional Interests and Motivations

This section must be written personally by the applicant. This section will not be graded or formally judged as to grammar and spelling, but on content. The college wants to understand the applicant’s motivation and commitment and potential to succeed in the program and the field of study. However, as the college intends to prepare students for entering the professional/business world, applicants would be wise to do their best with presentation. 


6. About You!

This section of the application process allows the College to understand YOU better. This online form will walk us through who you are in general and what characteristics may or may not apply to you.  



For three of our programs the College requires a portfolio submission for review and evaluation: The 2D Animation & Digital Art Program, Animation for Game, Film, and Visual Effects program, and the Digital Photography Program.  In this section you will be able to review the requirements for each submission and upload directly online.  




Please fax all written requirements with a letter authorizing the Centre to debit your Visa or MasterCard. Mail or courier the original information along with the completed application form, official transcripts, and letter of reference. Please note, if you are paying by cheque, include the mailing date on the faxed application form. Your application will be date-stamped on the date of transmission. The non-refundable application assessment fee must be received by the Centre before the application will be considered (preferably within three business days of receiving the faxed application). Late applications by fax must be accompanied by a signed cover letter authorizing the Centre to debit your Visa or MasterCard for both the application assessment fee and the relevant deposit as outlined herein.


All programs at the Centre are designed through extensive research and consultation with instructional staff and industry professionals. Content, texts, course times, instructional staff, etc., are reviewed on a continuous basis. The Centre reserves the right to make ongoing changes to these elements to reflect current industry trends and to ensure and maintain high educational standards. While every attempt is made to offer courses and programs on a regular quarterly schedule, the Centre reserves the right to suspend or delay the offering of a program, course or courses, due to insufficient enrolment or for reasons that are beyond the school's control. Should a course be suspended or delayed, the Centre reserves the right to offer said course(s) as soon as enrolment dictates or to substitute a course of similar value and content.


The Centre for Arts and Technology will not establish requirements for admission that are either implicit or explicitly based on personal characteristics such as race, ancestry, colour, ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, or physical disability. We assess each applicant on the basis of attitude, motivation, professionalism, dedication, perseverance, and a desire to develop superior technical and artistic skills. We are committed to maintaining high academic standards while upholding a principle of accessible education. The Centre for Arts and Technology admits students based on the expectation that students will be successful in achieving their professional goals or other objectives, and make significant personal and professional contributions to the school, their work and communities. If under some exceptional circumstance the Centre should accept an applicant prior to meeting all of the admissions requirements, an agreement with conditions will account for criteria and timing by which the student will acquire or demonstrate adequate competence to remain in the program and the applicant will acknowledge their formal gaps in a signed release that also holds the institution blameless should the student fail to satisfactorily complete the program of study or find employment. Prompt and equitable attention will be given to all applications. In programs where there is considerable competition and limited seats, the Centre for Arts and Technology will select those applicants deemed to have the best opportunity for success.