About the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

The Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design (FAAD) is Canada's largest art school. Internationally recognized for our outstanding Animation program, we offer you a solid education across the creative spectrum.

The art and design programs in our Faculty are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). In their nomenclature for non-U.S. institutions, our programs are "substantially equivalent."

Our 2015 FAAD Graduate stories


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Joe Morse gets international recognition with “Beloved” illustrations

Sheridan’s Bachelor of Illustration coordinator Joe Morse is receiving high praise and international recognition for his illustrations in the Folio Society’s edition of Toni Morrison’s critically acclaimed novel Beloved.

Shanghai theatre students team up with Sheridan to create musical

Five interns from Sheridan’s Music Theatre program are currently working with five international Music Theatre Performance students from STA (Shanghai’s Theatre Academy) school to create a new musical for the CMTP (Canadian Musical Theatre Project). The musical is called Star Stuck, with music and lyrics by Kevin Wong, and book by Marty Chan. They will be work-shopping it until next Friday, July 24th.

Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design teams up with Mohawk College for unique Aboriginal skateboard project

In collaboration with Mohawk college, the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design just concluded their latest Aboriginal Pathfinder Project. The Project Pathfinder program is intended to provide aboriginal high school students an opportunity to experience college life. During the first week in July, our Faculty ran a skateboard project in the Furniture studio led by faculty member Connie Chisholm.

Two Sheridan Animation students selected for international recognition

The Animation Educators Forum (AEF) and the “Association Internationale du Film d’Animation” (ASIFA-Hollywood chapter) announced yesterday that two Sheridan Animation students have received academic awards. From a pool of 113 applicants, Sheridan’s Anastasiia Platoshyna was one of three selected for the $5000 scholarship while fellow student Eustace Ng received a $2500 scholarship.

Interaction Design student teams up to take home second hack-a-thon award

A Sheridan Interaction Design student has won her second hack-a-thon (Chime Hack 2) after her team took home the Best User Experience and Design award at San Francisco’s Twitter headquarters.

The hack-a-thon promoted safety for girls and women across Canada and Le’s “Think Twice for Change” team won the award competing against many others.

Animation and Game Design summer workshops at Sheridan

Sheridan College will be holding summer workshops for any of those interested in animation and game design. For the workshops not posted on the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies, students should go directly to the Registrar’s office.

About FAAD

At FAAD, we train performers, animators, filmmakers, designers and artists like you to realize your full potential. You come here for the challenge of being different — and to make a difference — through your creative explorations.

Our renowned faculty members come from industry which means you receive a professionally relevant education that also makes you highly employable in your field. FAAD also gives you the chance to learn the latest technologies and offers opportunities to collaborate with students from other disciplines and faculties for a balanced education.

As a FAAD graduate, you leave with a rare combination of artistic talent, professionalism and technical sophistication. You’ll be poised for success — and prepared to make your creativity a force for change.

Our Faculty

Ronni Rosenberg

Ronni Rosenberg

Dean, Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design

Ronni Rosenberg completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto in art and art history. After receiving an MFA in photography and printmaking from Pratt institute, she accepted a position in the Fine Art Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook to design and develop the photography and printmaking studios in their newly constructed facility. 

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Angela Stukator

Associate Dean, Animation and Game Design

Angela has over twenty years of experience in animation, film and digital media education at the post-secondary level. She studied in three countries, achieving a BA from Brock University, a MA from State University of New York at Buffalo, and a PhD from the University of Bristol. She has been at Sheridan College since August 2003.

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Maija Saari

Associate Dean, Film, Television and Journalism

Maija Saari is the Associate Dean for the Department of Film, Television and Journalism in the Faculty of Animation, Art and Design. Maija is responsible for a cluster of eight programs, including Media Fundamentals, Media Arts, Advanced Television and Film, Journalism-Print, Journalism-Broadcast, Journalism-New Media, Corporate Communications and Makeup for Media and Creative Arts.

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Donna Braggins - Associate Dean of the Department of Design, Illustration and Photography at Sheridan College

Donna Braggins

Associate Dean, Design, Illustration and Photography

Donna Braggins is Associate Dean at Sheridan College, responsible for 5 programs including Design, Illustration, Photography, Interaction Design and Web Design. She has previously served as art director of Maclean’s and Canadian Business magazines and president of the National Magazine Awards Foundation.

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Michael Rubinoff

Michael Rubinoff

Associate Dean, Visual & Performing Arts

Michael Rubinoff earned a B.A. in political science and an LL.B. (Valedictorian) from the University of Western Ontario (“UWO”). While at UWO he served on the university’s Board of Governors and two terms as Legal Society President. In 1997, on a platform highlighting post secondary school issues, he ran for Member of Parliament in the riding of London North Centre and was one of the youngest candidates in the country.

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Heather Whitton

Heather Whitton

Associate Dean, Material Art and Design

Heather Whitton was appointed Associate Dean in the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design in 2007.  She provides academic leadership for the following programs: Bachelor of Interior Design, Bachelor of Craft and Design (Ceramics, Glass, Furniture, Textiles and Industrial Design), Visual & Creative Arts diploma and advanced diploma, Interior Decorating diploma, Visual Merchandising Arts diploma and Art Fundamentals certificate.

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FAAD News and Events

Shanghai and Sheridan theatre students to perform final Cabaret in Toronto

Join us for a one-night-only concert that is bringing Music Theatre students together from across the world. Sheridan College and the Shanghai Theatre Academy have teamed up to share our knowledge, passion and love from opposite ends of the earth.
Starring Yaorong (Gloria) Guo, Nicola Hadjis, Arinea Hermans, Micah Richardson, Jacques St. Pierre, Yiou (Eos) Wang, Benjamin Ward, Yaqi (Aggie) Wen, Aizihaer (Halicov) Yasheng and Ze (Jason) Zhang. Music Direction by Adam White. Produced by Michael Rubinoff.
Featuring songs from Wicked, Newsies, Legally Blonde, The Theory of Relativity and more, this bilingual presentation will be unlike any Musical Theatre Cabaret you have ever seen.

Art and Art History Exhibition of Third-Year Student Artwork at the Women's Art Association of Canada

Sheridan's Middle Child Art Show in collaboration with the University of Toronto

When: Opening reception is Thursday July 23rd while brunch will be on Sunday July 26th

Where: Women's Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Avenue

The art show will run from July 27th to July 30th from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

For more information call 416-922-2060

Computer Animation Industry Day - August 2015

This year's Computer Animation Industry Day (January intake) will be held on August 28th at 1:00 PM in SCAET room 235.
The day will be a celebration of the work from Computer Animation, Game Level Design and Digital Visual Effects.
Industry will be invited to a screening at 1:00 PM followed by a meet and greet with the students from the programs.
A family and friends screening will take place at 6:00 PM on the same day.

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Animation and Game Design

Design, Illustration and Photography

Film, TV & Journalism

Material Art and Design

Visual and Performing Arts


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