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Mar 6, 2017
As the animation and visual effects industries continue to grow in British Columbia, animators and other creative types are seeking out new ways to connect with each other, find employment opportunities and feel the pulse of the industry as a whole. Groups, networks, discussions and coffee shop series are popping up all over, and Kelowna is no exception. Home to several animation studios, Kelowna...
Jul 25, 2016
It’s a good time to be a late twenty-something adult these days; with many things from the late eighties and early nineties making a comeback, even things that we aren’t happy to see return; high-waist shorts, crop tops, jelly sandals….**groan**. From fashion to past-times, everything old is new again including a digital phenomenon taking the world by virtual storm! Pokemon Go is a digital reboot...
Jun 20, 2016
Centre for Arts and Technology is proud to announce that a groundbreaking partnership has been established between Centre for Arts and Technology and Langara College, Continuing Studies. This partnership will see CAT’s industry-proven animation curriculum offered at Langara’s downtown Vancouver campus.Kelowna, BC, June 7, 2016 – Centre for Arts and Technology is pleased to announce that a...
May 24, 2016
Centre for Arts and Technology’s annual Digital Bootcamp has come and gone, yet again. This year we had more Bootcampers than ever join us for 4 days of fun, educational exploration into the digital arts. With almost 150 high school students on campus, CAT was buzzing with activity as these young creatives explored programs such as 2D Animation & Digital Art, Audio Engineering &...
May 20, 2016
Back in January 2016, one of our 2013 Grads, Calder Moore, has been working on a secret project.  A Graduate of the “3D Animation” program (now known as “Animation for Game, Film and Visual Effects”), Moore has been working on a design for a new coin for the Canadian Mint:You can check out The Loon coin HEREFrom the Canadian Mint website:About the first coin design: The Loon“Designed by...
Feb 3, 2016
And who can nominate people?  You can!  You don’t have to be an expert, or have gone to an art school… it’s all up to you!You can nominate someone in the community, who resides in the Central Okanagan, for awards in such disciplines as:- Visual Arts (2D / 3D: drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, digital)- Music (singing, songwriting, performance (in a...
Jul 28, 2015
Every year Centre for Arts and Technology’s Graduating Animation Students travel from Kelowna to Vancouver to tour Animation Studios.  This annual trip is a fundamental part of building and maintaining industry relationships to help CAT student’s transition into the workforce.Sean Ridgway, Centre for Arts and Technology Animation Department Head in Kelowna describes the importance of these...
Dec 17, 2014
It is no secret that video games are no longer just for the stereotypical socially awkward nerd in Mother’s basement, but are you aware just how entrenched this multi-billion dollar industry is into Canadian culture? Centre for Arts and Technology- Animation School decided to put together an infographic to better illustrate the impact this massive industry has on our fair nation.Some of the...
Nov 21, 2014
Bardel Entertainment and Centre for Arts and Technology team up to host private screening of soon-to-be released animated movie.
Aug 21, 2014
For the 9th annual CATO Vancouver Studios Tour August 12-14,  our graduating Animation students from Kelowna visited Nerdcorps Entertainment, Bardel Entertainment, Atomic Cartoons, Electronic Arts and attended the Siggraph Job FairIn addition, Sean Ridgway and, lead instructor, Roland Baron were personally invited to an ‘Educator’s Evening’ at Sony Pictures Imageworks studio in Vancouver to...