Explore our Diploma Programs
WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
‘Passion’ is a term that can be used to ‘denote strong and intractable or barely controllable emotion or inclination’. We’d like to simplify this definition to ‘can’t live without _______’. Whether it’s art, music, animals, or technology, we’re willing to bet that you’re on our site because you’re searching for a way tolive your passion. Centre for Arts and Technology’s diploma programs were created with YOU in mind. The creatives. The makers. The dream-chasers. We see you and we’re glad you’re here! Take a moment to explore our fullyaccredited programs below and when you’re ready, we’re here to help you explore your passions in a place where you belong.
Your Future Begins Here
PROGRAMS THAT IGNITE YOUR PASSION
Get the 2D animation skills and industry connections to make your mark in this expanding industry. Key skills covered in this program include traditional drawing & animation, digital painting and character creation, storyboarding, digital editing, and working in an animation pipeline.
Get the 3D animation skills and industry connections to find your fit in this growing industry. Key skills covered in this program include traditional drawing & animation, digital painting and character animation, digital editing, storyboarding, and working in a 3D animation pipeline.
Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of acting? Our 12 month Acting for Film & Television program is designed to provide aspiring actors with the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to thrive in the dynamic and competitive entertainment industry. Key skills covered include: acting techniques for film, television and stage, improvisation and character development, voice, speech and breathwork, movement and body awareness, audition preparation and script analysis.
A blend of foundational theory and applied techniques, our audio programs cover the skills you’ll need to set the tone for your career in audio. Skills covered include microphones and recording, music theory, Pro Tools and Ableton Live, mixing and mastering, post-production, ADR, foley and surround mixing.
Graphic design is an expanding industry with a variety of evolving career opportunities. Make your mark with our program that covers key skills including design, illustration, and layout techniques using the Adobe Creative Suite, including print, packaging, digital content, and website design.
A masterful blend of art and skill, our Interior Design programs prepare you for a career in this dynamic industry. Hands-on classes will cover the key skills including design theory and process for residential and commercial spaces, drafting and rendering, design regulations, and material selection.
Learn highly sought-after skills in cyber security, computer networking, and administration. Key skills covered in our Network Security Specialist program include perimeter security, operating systems, data communications and networks, computer forensics, encryption, and penetration testing.
Find your fit in the growing Canadian film industry with one of our hands-on programs covering the key skills you need to pursue a film career! You’ll graduate with a clear understanding of the skills needed to make your mark in the film industry.
Jump into an inspiring career as a photographer with our program that teaches you the key skills to succeed in this industry. Topics covered include basic to advanced camera operation, studio lighting, digital imaging and post-production, entrepreneurial skills and portfolio production.
This program will teach you the applied skills needed to pursue a rewarding career in animal care. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, vet clinic procedures, parasitology, clinical, dental, and surgical procedures, and a foundation in pharmacology, diagnostic imaging, and toxicology
Frequently Asked Questions
Let’s Get You Answers
I’m interested in a few of your programs, how do I decide?
Great question! It’s totally normal to have multiple passions, but deciding which one to pursue as a career can be tricky. Good news! Our Program Advisors are standing by to help and can provide you withinsights into the programs you’re interested in and possible career outcomes. Better yet, your Advisor can set you up to Be a Student for a Day at CAT, so you can try out a few programs to see what feels right. To contact a Program Advisor, please call us at 1.866.860.2787 or fill out the form on this page!
Can I work part-time while I study at CAT?
We love to see this kind of drive in our students, and ultimately this decision is up to you and what you are capable of. However, it is worth noting that our programs do run at a fast pace and students often find that 100% focus is needed to succeed. With that said, many students do find a balance between school and work, so if a part-time job is a priority to you, please let our Scheduling department know. Minor adjustments to your schedule may be possible to allow more flexibility for work.
Can I visit the campus?
We’d love to have you stop by for a visit and if you’re interested our Program Advisors can even set you up to Be a Student for a Day! To make sure we can provide you with the best experience during your visit, we encourage you to book ahead of time. We love to take visitors around campus and give you the opportunity to see everything firsthand, ask all the questions and make sure we’re the right fit for you! You can book an appointment through the form on this page or by contacting us at 1.866.860.2787.
What makes CAT different than other colleges?
What a great question and one we love to answer! While there are a number of things we believe make us stand apart from our competition, we’re going to give you our top answer. Students are so much more than a Student Number. We pride ourselves on the level of personalized service and guidance we provide to our students. When you become a CAT student you join a growing family of other students, alumni, staff and instructors that support and inspire each other. When you walk through the doors as a student, you’ll be greeted by name and feel you have arrived ‘somewhere you belong’. This support carries on well past graduation as well. As an Alumni, you’re always welcome back on campus and if you need a little more career or personal guidance, we’ve got you. We do all of this not because we have to, but because we WANT to. Our students are exceptional and inspirational to all of us at CAT, and we can’t wait to be a part of your journey! This mantra inspires everything we do at CAT, and we know you’ll feel the difference. Want to see for yourself? Book a campus tour today! Visits can be arranged by contacting your Program Advisor or by calling us at 1.866.860.2787.