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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Visual Merchandising Arts Showcase| REWIND

This year’s Visual Merchandising Arts year-end event expresses our students’ take on the current nostalgic trend in retail design.

Industrial Design Students' Shaw Bench Installed at Artscape

In 2017, a group of Industrial Design students won a design challenge initiated by the Ontario Tire Stewardship to create an environmentally sustainable design for an urban space. The winning project, Shaw Bench, consists of approx. 854 recycled tires and was recently permanently installed in front of Artscape in Toronto.

Craft and Design Grad Show | Make/Ready

Make/Ready features work in Ceramics, Glass, Furniture, Industrial Design and Textiles by the first graduating class of the Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design program.

Interior Design Grad Show | VIVID

Vivid represents the bright, powerful, and detailed students of Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Interior Design students.

Opening a New Window on Internationalization

At the Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC), a group of seven Chinese Visual Merchandising Arts students collaborated to create a special Chinese New Year window at HMC’s new B-Wing, home to the Visual Merchandising Arts program.

Alumna and Ceramics Faculty Member Janet Macpherson Recognized as NCECA Emerging Artists of 2018

Congratulations to Sheridan alumna and ceramics faculty member Janet Macpherson on being recognized as one of the NCECA Emerging Artists of 2018. The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is a dynamic organization that engages and sustains a community for ceramic art, teaching and learning.

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
Ext: 2506 | Office: A102b

Nora Endicott
Academic Portfolio Administrator
ext. 2632 | Office: A100

Nancy Heath
Program Support Specialist
Ext: 2735 | Office: A100

Christine Franch
Program Support Specialist
Ext: 2571 | Office: A100