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."

  • Alumni involved in Academy-Award Nominated Films in 2015 60+


Jon Sasaki's "“A Clock Set to 24 hours into the Future” bids farewell to Sheridan

2014 Temporary Contemporary winning artist Jon Sasaki’s “A Clock Set to 24 hours into the Future” has been de-installed at Sheridan College. For the past five months Jon's piece was displayed high atop Sheridan's main entrance. Chances are if you were a student going to class or a faculty member going to work, you noticed the green digital clock.

Sheridan alumnus Mike Surrey visits Sheridan

Disney and Dreamworks Animator Mike Surrey stopped by Sheridan to generously share and spent a whole day with Animation students. In the morning he spoke with third-year students and followed that by spending the afternoon with fourth-years. Surrey took the time to view students’ group work and gave them some helpful advice in the process.

Nancy Beiman: Sheridan's AMPAS Member

As Oscar season heats up, we turned to Animation faculty member Nancy Beiman, who will cast one of the votes on the nominated entries. Nancy has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) since 1996. AMPAS members get advanced screenings of films in the Academy theatre in Los Angeles.

Lyn Carter's art piece "Bouquet" unveiled at Sheridan

With Bouquet, we are further developing and intensifying Sheridan’s art collection, with our largest acquisition to date. Its presence in the soaring atrium of the SCAET building is monumental, yet graceful—bringing delight to all who pass beneath.

About FAAD

At FAAD, we train performers, animators, filmmakers, designers and artists like you to realize the full potential of your talents. 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

Sheridan /TIFF Stage & Screen Event Discussion with Matthew Jocelyn and Atom Egoyan

When: Tuesday, March 31st 2015

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square, 350 King Street West

There is no charge for this event, however space is limited.
In addition, you must register to gain access to the cinema at TIFF when you arrive at the event. Registration opens at 6:00 p.m. Your name will be on their master list.

Please contact Lisa Todd at lisa.todd@sheridancollege.ca

Sheridan Open House 2015

Spring Open House

Students with offers of admission, applicants, prospective students and their families as well as the general public are welcome. The Creative Campus is a unique philosophy that combines the classroom with real world experience. See how it can work for your future.

When: April 11th 2015

Time: 11 AM - 3 PM

Where: Trafalgar Campus

For more information, visit here

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"Imagicon" Art Fundamentals Year End Awards

 Costume Party - Marquee

Awards Presentation

When: April 15th 2015

Time: 6 PM - 11 PM

Contact: Peter Palermo ext. 2122


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Animation and Game Design

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Film, TV & Journalism

Material Art and Design

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