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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Honours Bachelor of Animation

Break into the industry via the program that produces Academy Award winning animators.

Sheridan began offering animation courses in 1971 and we've been leaders in the field ever since.

Rigorous instruction in classical and computer animation

You’ll do cutting-edge 3D computer animation at Sheridan, but a great animator has to understand 2D principles of movement, performance and expression. Sheridan’s animation program stresses the art and movement fundamentals that underlie all animation, regardless of technique.

Professional, hands-on instruction and creative freedom

You'll be taught by industry pros, using the same techniques and tools that you'll eventually need in the workplace. You'll also create your own scripts, characters and layouts, and produce your own films.

From story pitch to finished film

In your first two years of Sheridan's Animation program you'll study the principles of animation, learn the art of storyboarding, and hone your life-drawing, layout and painting skills. In Years 3 and 4 you'll be making films. You'll learn the entire process from start to finish — working in 2D, 3D or stop motion.

Additional information

Michael Hirsh, CEO of Cookie Jar, refers to Sheridan as the Harvard of animation colleges.

Our Animation degree students come from all over the world, and after graduation they go to work for Pixar, Dreamworks, Cookie Jar, Cuppa Coffee, DHX, Nelvana, Corus, Electronic Arts, and other giants of animation and gaming.

What makes Sheridan one of the leading animation colleges in the world?

  • Creative freedom. You’ll create your own scripts, characters and layouts, and produce your own films.
  • Career connections. After Year 3 you’ll gain professional experience during a three-month work placement. And at our annual Industry Day, employers fly in from across North America to meet you, see your work, and conduct interviews.

Sheridan Animation courses are held in Oakville, Ontario.

Program Offerings

  • Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    • Full-Time
    • 4 yrs (8 semesters)
    • PBAAA