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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Visual and Creative Arts – Advanced

Define yourself as an artist and launch your career in art and design.

Get the studio training and skills you need to go into business as a professional artist, designer or creative entrepreneur in three years.

Build a broad base of artistic techniques in a studio setting

Our faculty of professional artists will help you hone your artistic voice and build a mature body of work. They’ll give you rigorous in-studio training in a wide range of mediums including 2D design, 3D design, observational drawing, colour theory and painting. At the same time, you’ll learn to think globally and develop an entrepreneurial mindset to help you succeed in today’s job market.

Develop advanced skills and knowledge with specialty arts electives

You’ll choose specialty electives to build on your existing toolset, learning advanced techniques, new disciplines and intermediate theory. With a broader base of experience and specialized knowledge, you’ll increase your marketable skills. Electives you can choose from include courses in 2D design and graphic communication, 3D design and fabrication, as well as sculpture, drawing and painting.

Learn how to go into business as a professional artist, designer or entrepreneur

Our exclusive third-year Professional Practice course will teach you how to turn your artistic practice into a viable career or start your own business. You’ll learn how to apply for artist residencies, grants, exhibitions, design competitions and more. You’ll also build a portfolio of work and learn how to market yourself, including how to promote your art on social media.

Benefit from Sheridan’s world-renowned art reputation and culture

Sheridan is one of the best arts schools in Canada, and we’re known globally for our illustration and animation programs. You’ll be immersed in our one-of-a-kind creative community and produce your work in world-class facilities. Our Trafalgar campus is located between two major art hubs — Toronto and Hamilton — so you’ll have access to plenty of culture without the cost of living in the big city.

  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma

    • Full-time
    • 3 yrs (6 semesters)
    • Program code: PCVAD