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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Honours Bachelor of Illustration

Learn to make great art while making a great living.

Our Illustration degree prepares you to excel as a communicator and to thrive as a professional.

Our curriculum prepares you for the real world

  • Learn all types of illustration, from traditional disciplines (such as painting and drawing) to digital technologies (such as web design and motion graphics).
  • Take more Illustration courses than most programs.
  • Get professional experience during a 14-week work term.
  • Develop illustrations that inform, entertain and persuade.

Standing out in a crowded marketplace

Illustration students at Sheridan explore both traditional and digital media. You'll also develop a visual philosophy to go along with your technical mastery. This broad-based approach will enable you to apply your Illustration degree across a wide range of career paths, while preparing you to adapt to exciting developments in visual communication.

Telling stories

Illustration technology is constantly evolving, but the core skill — the ability to tell stories and communicate ideas visually — never changes. In Sheridan's Illustration bachelor's degree program, you'll learn to create compelling imagery that stands out and makes an impact.

Additional information

Sheridan offers the only dedicated Bachelor of Arts Illustration degree program in Canada. No wonder Applied Arts magazine ranks our program as one of the best in the nation.

Sheridan's Bachelor of Illustration degree program includes a 14-week work placement between the third and fourth years. Our office will help you arrange your placement, which may be located as far away as New York City or Europe.

You'll also develop a workplace-ready portfolio and website.

Bachelor of Illustration degree courses take place at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.

Program Offerings

  • Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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