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 as photography I needed to find a program that specialized in just that. I found the photography program at CATO that April and applied right away. It provided me the skills I needed while being close enough to my home town which was important to me at the time. I was eased into a bigger city and felt ready for something more when I graduated-hence moving my career and life to Vancouver.