Material Art and Design


Sheridan's longstanding and renowned Crafts and Design program is resident in the Department of Material Art and Design, along with a degree program in Interior Design and a diploma program in Interior Decorating. Students are provided strong entrepreneurial training to prepare them for a self-directed practice or employment in the industry. In addition, we offer a diploma in the highly sought-after Visual Merchandising Arts program, as well as Art Fundamentals and Visual and Creative Arts.

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Craft and Design Program and Alumni Showcase Talents at Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

For the first time, this year the Craft and Design program participated in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. Numerous Sheridan alumni were also displaying their work. We caught up with Craft and Design grads Hannun Lyn, Shay Salehi, and Junnie Kim to see what they have been up to since graduating, and what they planned for the fair.

Hands-on at Sheridan

Are you a high school student interested in continuing your education in the arts? Come to Sheridan and experience what life is like working in professional studios! Hands-on at Sheridan is a series of short courses/workshops designed to introduce college programs and build creative skills. The series includes courses for animation, painting, ceramics, glass, textiles, game design and much more!

Craft and Design Turns 50!

Sheridan’s Craft and Design program turns 50 this year, and throughout 2017 the faculty is organizing a series of events in celebration of both its proud history and the exciting future of the recently launched 4 year Honours Bachelor degree that will graduate its inaugural class in 2018.

Creativity in Bloom at Square One Courtesy of Sheridan’s Visual Merchandising Arts Program

A new window display at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga features the work of second-year students from Sheridan’s Visual Merchandising Arts (VMA) program. These works were part of a larger exhibition showcasing the talents of graduating VMA students called BrandX8 – FLORA, which was held in April at the Only One Gallery in Toronto.

CIDA Accreditation Granted to Honours Bachelor of Interior Design

Sheridan is pleased to announce that the Accreditation Commission of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) has approved the Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program for CIDA accreditation.

Visual Merchandising Arts Program tells the story of Chanie Wenjack and the Secret Path

Be on the lookout for a new window display by the Visual Merchandising Arts program on Trafalgar campus. As part of a new series of Progressive Window Displays dedicated towards generating social awareness through visual communication, the current installation has been created to inform and engage the Sheridan community about The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.

Art Fundamentals Professor Valerie Fulford discusses her work with Loving Vincent

Merging the iconic Impressionist style of Vincent van Gogh with the magic of animation, Loving Vincent will be the first fully painted feature film to be created. Art Fundamentals Professor Valerie Fulford discusses her experience and work as one of the painting-animators who worked on the film.

Sheridan Faculty, Students and Alumni win Multiple Awards with Craft Ontario

Since 1981, Craft Ontario has awarded their prestigious Craft Awards to recipients who have proven to be accomplished and dedicated practitioners in the field of craft and design. This year, 9 of the Craft Award winners are current/past students of Sheridan’s Craft and Design Program, and both of the nomination recipients of the Margaret Reid award are Sheridan grads.


Heather Whitton
Associate Dean
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Academic Portfolio Administrator
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Nancy Heath
Program Support Specialist
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Christine Franch
Program Support Specialist
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