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CAT PF Alumni Attila Kovarcsik

Attila Kovarcsik

The best part of the Digital Filmmaking program at Centre for Arts and Technology was getting to learn from real film industry professionals. It helped me in every way to see what mistakes I should not make in real life …

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Dave Haggblad

As a mature student, I had a fair bit of experience with websites and creating print pieces, but I knew there were some large holes in my skill set. When I reviewed Centre for Arts and Technology’s program, it offered …

Audio Engineering and Production Program | School Reviews | Centre for Arts and Technology

Trevor Snow

Centre for Arts and Technology provided the facilities and instruction I needed to acquire a job in the ever-changing world of audio/video. The instructors went “over and above” helping me gain the skills I needed to succeed and here I …

Veterinary Hospital Assistant Aleesha Leslie | Centre for Arts and Technology

Aleesha Leslie

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 …

Network Administrator Specialist Jeremy Race | Centre for Arts and Technology

Jeremy Race

I’ve always had a passion for network security and Centre for Arts and Technology helped turn that passion into a career. My instructors were very knowledgeable and professional. They all had real world experience that I was able to draw …

Network Security Specialist Ron Carlin | Centre for Arts and Technology

Ron Carlin

In late October 2007 I was biking to my nowhere job and I had an epiphany. Although I had a BA under my belt, I was going nowhere in my professional life. In fact, I was a call centre agent. …

Network Administrator Specialist Adam Marton Beke | Centre for Arts and Technology

Adam Marton Beke

At CAT, all courses in the NAS program are an introduction to Cisco, Microsoft and Linux technologies. They are predominantly aimed to give you a leg up on the IT industry. Before I enrolled into this program, I had no …

Veterinary Hospital Assistant Brittany Hartfelder | Centre for Arts and Technology

Brittany Hartfelder

Take advantage of what the school offers you! You have so many people that want to make your experience a positive one and they all want to see you succeed. Never be scared to ask for help or direction! In …

Network Security Specialist Melissa Brooks | Centre for Arts and Technology

Melissa Brooks

My instructors gave me real-world advice and exercises to ensure I was prepared for the industry. Student Services has continued to support me in my career, even 4 years later! Everyone wants you to succeed!

CAT Alumni Chelsea Kuhn

Chelsea Kuhn

Having teachers who currently work in the industry not only made the classes extremely relevant but also allowed us to form connections within the industry before leaving school.

Harrison Garvin

The best part about attending CATO was the teachers and admin. The darkest point in my career happened early on, and I went back to the school for support and help. I still get advice to this day. Hearing ugly …

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Paul Moser

Choosing CATO for 2D Animation was one of the best decisions of my life. CATO motivated me and pushed my potential as an artist through fun but challenging assignments using all the latest software. I met all my best friends …

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Nathan Thomas

Your instructors are a great source of knowledge, but it’s up to you to seek out as much information from multiple sources. Be constantly curious, focus on continued growth, work hard and be kind!

2D Animation Alumni Amanda Adams Headshot

Amanda Adams

My passion for art and animation brought me to Centre for Arts and Technology’s Animation program. With the guidance of my instructors I was able to create a number of works I am proud of. My days at CAT were …

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Devon James Watterston

The 3D Animation courses gave me the tools and place to develop my skills and hone my creativity. The last year of my program also gave a strong feeling of what a real studio environment would function as, which I …

CAT Alumni Aaron Zuber

Aaron Zuber

My time at Centre for Arts and Technology was not only an extensive source of information giving me an excellent head start in production but also an excellent tool, teaching me how to teach myself more advanced and complicated concepts …

CAT Alumni Tyler Martens

Tyler Martens AKA Stickybuds

Centre for Arts and Technology was a great hub for me to hone my audio skills, as well as realize what I wanted to do for my career. Since graduation, I have done work for FM Radio as a commercial …

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Brandon Dorsey

Centre for Arts and Technology has not only given me the skills and knowledge I need but also shown me how to take what I’ve learned and produce a career in the Audio Industry. They also provided me with the …

CAT Alumni Kyle Andrus

Kyle Andrus

I really liked the diversity of places and teachers. We were in big studios, small studios, analogue, digital, etc. Now that I am graduated, I work as an audio director and as a freelance audio engineer in live and studio …

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Corey Sewell

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 …

CAT Alumni Jordan Marlin

Jordan Marlin

I’ve worked on ‘TED Talks’, I was a video engineer for the ‘Oxford Stomp’ at the Calgary Stampede, and I was the handheld cameraman on ‘Siggraph 2018’ (biggest Tech conference in North America). I was also a key grip on …

Professional Filmmaking Alumni Thomas Bowerbank Headshot

Thomas Bowerbank

Surround yourself with like minded people, lose the unnecessary distractions and be proactive, don’t wait for opportunities, make them. It won’t be easy and if it is it won’t last so work hard, it will pay off. Also don’t be …

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Emily Cook

After completing my first year in a Visual Arts program at [another university], I realized I needed something for focused on the field I wanted to study. After realizing that I had wanted to pursue a focused art genre such …

Alanna O’Brien

My overall experience at CATO was amazing. Everything from my peers to the curriculum to the teachers made my year and a half there an unforgettable experience. CATO offered me such a variety of skills that my resume stood out …

Graphic Design and Web Development Alumni Laura Rosset Headshot

Laura Rosset

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 …

Bethany Friesen

Bethany Friesen

CATO introduced me to so many amazing industry professionals from which I’ve learned so much from, those connections continue to be invaluable moving forward in my career


Cassidy Stober

CAT really pushes you to present your best work. It taught me to always keep reaching for more creative solutions, innovate with new materials and to put the clients’ needs above everything else.

CAT Alumni Nada Almessery

Nada Almessery

Centre for Arts and Technology is the one place where you will actually get one-on-one time with your instructors. It’s the only place where everyone is there to help and make this the best experience possible. If I were to …

CAT Alumni Simarjot Kaur

Simarjot Kaur

I had a marvelous experience during my time as an International Student at Centre for Arts and Technology. Sometimes, students in other institutes do not get personal attention in improving their weaknesses, but at Centre for Arts and Technology, every …

CAT Alumni Christopher Mulder

Christopher Mulder

My favourite thing is to look back at myself during the school year. To see what has changed me to be who I am today. I was given confidence through effort and truly felt accomplished.

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Iaroslav Vorobev

I am having a wonderful experience at Atomic Cartoons and I owe this all to the wonderful staff and friends at CATO. They provided me with all the necessary tools to enter the industry and start a successful career in animation, and …

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Adam Kuraitis

It’s been really great getting to work with people who are as excited and interested in 2D animation as I am. Something that I can relate to from to my experience at CATO, where not just the students lived and …

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Camryn Laroche

I am loving it! Thank you so much for recommending me and all your help throughout school, I’m having a blast!

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Sarah Kurz

I’ve been absolutely loving it, everyone at work is super awesome. Thank you for following up with me to see how my start has been. It’s wonderful to know how much the school supports us!

Morgan Cleveland

My favourite part about attending the school was the hands-on training that I experienced; we planned and executed three events, fundraising over $7000 for an animal sanctuary. I graduated with a diploma in Event & Promotions Management, and with my …

Selena Hrynuik

I started right out of the gate with a job in the industry, through my Final Professional Development project and networking with my classes.

Ira Aikman

One of the strengths of the Professional Photography program offered at CATO is the quality and diversity of course content. This equates to a well rounded, complete understanding of both the technical and creative facets that make photography so compelling …