Centre for Arts and Technology – Private College partners with Public College to offer first of its kind animation education delivery

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 partnership agreement has been reached between Langara College, Continuing Studies in Vancouver and Centre for Arts and Technology in Kelowna. This unprecedented partnership between a public post-secondary school and a private post-secondary is in response to the continuing growth in British Columbia’s animation industry. Centre for Arts and Technology draws upon its diverse animation industry connections to create an adaptable, nimble program able to respond quickly to industry needs. Led by animation industry veteran; Sean Ridgway, who cut his teeth in the early nineties for an independent game studio in Ontario. Over the course of his career, Ridgway has worked on a variety of notable projects for some prestigious studios; Electronic Arts, Studio B Productions, Bardel Entertainment and Disney. Centre for Arts and Technology’s animation program is instructed by in-class industry professionals with the program operating as close to a real-world studio environment as possible within an educational structure.

Langara College, Continuing Studies has chosen to partner with Centre for Arts and Technology’s animation department and will offer CAT’s 24 month Animation for Game, Film & Visual Effects Program starting in 2017. The offering of this program within Langara’s walls will complement other existing programs offered under Lanagara’s Continuing Education department. The very same time-proven animation curriculum that CAT has offered for nearly 20 years, producing high quality animation graduates, will now be delivered at Langara’s downtown Vancouver campus.

Centre for Art and Technology President Martin Theiss is thrilled for what this unique agreement will mean for not only both institutions involved, but future students on both campuses, as well as our local animation industry. “We are excited to be the first private post-secondary school to partner with a public post-secondary school for this kind of animation education delivery. We are breaking new ground to continue to offer the high quality animation graduates the industry has come to expect.”

Centre for Arts and Technology delivers fully accredited certificate and diploma programs across a variety of arts and technology disciplines. Our Kelowna campus features two contemporary recording studios and a film production studio, in addition to extensive digital video, photography, motion graphics, digital media, digital effects, fashion design, and animation labs. Our animation graduates can be found both locally and abroad, working for such studios as Yeti Farm Creative, Bardel Entertainment and Disney.