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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Visual and Creative Arts

Your two-year kickstart to a career in art and design.

Discover your artistic identity and develop tools to help you succeed as a professional artist or designer.

Learn a wide array of art mediums and techniques

In our two-year Visual and Creative Arts diploma, you’ll get rigorous in-studio training in every semester of the program. You’ll study 2D and 3D design, observational drawing, colour theory and painting. In second year, you’ll choose from electives to specialize in areas of interest and build a broader set of marketable skills to help you find work after graduation.

Learn the basics of how to become a professional artist or designer

During your second year, you'll learn how to apply your studio skills to many art and design related careers, learning the basics of:

  • Time management and deadlines
  • Project budgeting
  • Writing proposals
  • Contemporary practices

Work in specialty studios with a faculty of practicing professional artists

Sheridan has a reputation as one of the best art schools in Canada, and we’re globally recognized for our illustration and animation programs. You’ll learn art in world-class studios and immerse yourself in our one-of-a-kind creative campus atmosphere. You’ll also learn from experienced faculty who are connected to galleries, studios, agencies and others in the Greater Toronto Area's arts scene.

Easily transfer to a three-year advanced diploma

If you decide you want to further your artistic education and knowledge, transferring to our three-year Visual and Creative Arts advanced diploma is easy — simply speak to your program coordinator. You’ll learn more advanced techniques, in-depth theory and the professional skills you need to market yourself as a professional artist, designer or creative entrepreneur with your own business.

  • Ontario College Diploma

    • Full-time
    • 2 yrs (4 semesters)
    • Program code: PCVAT