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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Visual Effects

Develop your artistic and technical skills for the visual effects industry.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Sheridan's Computer Animation program or equivalent as assessed by Sheridan.


  • A postsecondary diploma or degree in art and/or design.


  • Demonstrated competence through relevant educational and/or work experience.

Credentials earned at less than the equivalent of an Ontario College Diploma will not be considered as having met the academic entrance requirements.

A thorough understanding of 3D CG modelling, texturing and lighting (Maya or Houdini preferred) as well as basic animation and compositing skills are essential factors to qualify for this program.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of:

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience


A portfolio review fee is required with the submission.

Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted to at the time of application.

Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES.  A general (document-by-document) or a comprehensive (course-by-course) assessment is required.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.