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+


Sheridan Theatre’s Brantwood: 1920-2020 prepping for premiere

Brantwood School at 221 Allan St. in Oakville has stood for nearly 100 years. It operated as an elementary school starting in 1920, closed its doors in 2010 and was purchased by the City of Oakville two years later. Visual and Performing associate dean Michael Rubinoff invited Outside the March’s Mitchell Cushman and Convergence Theatre’s Julie Tepperman to co-create a site-specific show for the graduating class of the college’s music theatre performance program.

Shanghai Theatre Academy Exchange

Visual and Performing Arts associate dean Michael Rubinoff recently returned from a three-day trip to Shanghai with some exciting news. On July 2nd, Theatre Sheridan will welcome five music theatre performance students from Shanghai’s Theatre Academy to help create a new musical production at Sheridan College.

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 Clocl 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 unique and captivating digital clock.

Journalism Broadcast program wins Emerge Media Award

Sheridan’s Journalism Broadcast program came out on top at the national Emerge Media Awards. #WhatAreTheChances, a website completed as a class assignment, was selected as the winner from five finalists and fifteen entries in the Digital Design category.

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

Web Design Graduate Show 2015

Closed to the public

When: April 29th

Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: SapientNitro, Industry Event

129 Spadina Ave, Suite 500, Toronto

Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance and Technical Production for Theatre and Live Events Awards Show

Closed to the public

When: April 30th 2015

Time: 7:30 PM

Where: Macdonald-Heaslip Hall, Sheridan College

Bachelor of Photography Graduate Show 2015

When: April 30th - May 1st

Where: Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto

Opening Night: April 30th from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friends and Family Reception: May 1st from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Open to the Public: May 1st between Gallery Hours

Bachelor of Crafts and Design Graduate Exhibition

Open to the public

When: May 1st - May 8th

Where: The Gallery

A show of work by the Craft and Design Program – Glass, Ceramics, Furniture and Textiles graduating class of 2015

Tulip Ceremony will be held on May 2nd

Journalism Award Show 2015

Closed to the Public

Broadcast, Print and New Media students

When: May 4th

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: Macdonald-Heaslip Hall

Award show will begin at 8:00 PM

Tickets: $5

"WUNDERKAMMER" Bachelor of Craft and Design Grad Show

Open to the Public

When: May 7th - 10th

Opening Reception: May 7th

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: SUPER WONDER GALLERY, 876 Bloor Street (Ossington Station)

Tickets: $20

Sheridan Glass Graduate Exhibition - Bachelor of Craft and Design

Open to the Public

When: May 9th - 23rd

Time: Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

100 Sunrise Avenue, Unit 150

For more information contact: 416-214-9490

Screen Awards Show

Closed to the Public

Combined Show for Media Arts and Bachelor of Film & Television

When: May 14th

Time: Reception starts at 5:30 PM

Award Show: 7:30 PM

Tickets: $20

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

Sheridan Ceramics Graduate Exhibition - Bachelor of Craft and Design

Open to the Public

When: May 14th - 22nd

Time: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM or by appointment

Where: Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, 258 Dundas Street

London, Ontario

For more information contact: 519-434-5443 or 1-866-229-5244

Explore our Programs

Animation and Game Design

Design, Illustration and Photography

Film, TV & Journalism

Material Art and Design

Visual and Performing Arts


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