Visual and Performing Arts


Sheridan is renowned for its theatre cluster, which is comprised of Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Theatre and Drama Studies (an honours degree delivered jointly with University of Toronto Mississauga) and a Certificate in Performing Arts Preparation. Our performing arts graduates are highly sought after around the world. In addition, two other honours degrees delivered jointly with UTM—Art and Art History and Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology—have a home in this department.

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Art and Art History presents Reminisced and Comfort

This June, fourth-year students in the Art and Art History program present their exhibition titled Reminisced and Comfort. The exhibition is a display of work by sculpture, photography, and print media students. The exhibition can be viewed online until June 19th on Kunstamatrix.

Congratulations to our graduating students on their exhibition: Emma Sherland, Jessica Jansz, Jen Liu, Purvi Quadri, Frey Quintia, and Angela Teoh.

Graduating Sheridan Music Theatre students help industry cope with COVID-19 crisis

Michael Rubinoff, the Producing Artistic Director of Sheridan’s Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP), and Nick Green, a Toronto playwright who co-wrote the musical the CMTP was developing in the winter semester involved Music Theatre Performance students in a pair of heartwarming initiatives supporting an industry crippled in the wake of COVID-19 closures and cancellations.

Rubinoff and nine students organized Places, Please, a 24-hour virtual telethon that raised more than $41,000 for the Actors Fund of Canada (AFC), while many of Rubinoff’s students also assisted Green with the Social Distancing Festival, a website that showcased work from shows that have been canceled due to the global pandemic.

Historic sculpture unveiled in Vatican City has ties to Sheridan

For the first time in 400 years, a sculpture has been installed on the grounds of St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City and was unveiled at a ceremony on September 29 – World Day for Migrants and Refugees. The bronzed, life-size sculpture by Canadian artist Timothy P. Schmalz is symbolic of the refugee crisis and was modeled for by Oakville resident and Sheridan College life drawing model Edward Czuchnicki.

At Sheridan, Czuchnicki models for various art classes with life and character drawing requirements. Much of the stand-out work that’s featured in the glass displays in Sheridan’s halls bear his likeness. Students are evidently impacted by his work.

Art and Art History presents The Middle Child 2019

Third-year Art and Art History students presented the 7th rendition of The Middle Child from July 18 – 25, 2019 at the Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, located in Toronto. This student-led exhibition showcases their artistic and curatorial talents.

Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance & Theatre and Drama Studies alumni are nominated at the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Congratulations to our alumni who are nominated at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards this year. We are proud to see the incredible talents of our students and alumni being recognized in the performing arts industry.

Seven Sheridan alumni from our Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance and Theatre and Drama Studies programs were nominated in four categories.


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Our Faculty

John Armstrong

John C. Armstrong

Coordinator, Art & Art History

John Armstrong began exhibiting his paintings in 1980 in the UK. In 1982, he returned to Canada and exhibited his work in Toronto galleries such as YYZ and Cold City, as well as nationally and internationally. In 2003-04, his work was included in The Ironic Turn, a survey of contemporary Canadian art that originated at the Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany. This exhibition traveled to the following locations: Faux Mouvement, Metz, France; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick; and the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto. A 1998 survey exhibition of his artwork from the 1990s, titled Sanguine, was organized by Cambridge Galleries and toured to several Canadian destinations. Since 1982, John has instructed in the studio division of the Art and Art History Program, a collaborative H.B.A. program between the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. He has, additionally, taught on the Cultural Studies Program, Trent University (1982-87), and has served as an external assessor for the École municipale des beaux-arts de Caen (1996, 1989, 2008) and the École régionale des beaux-arts de Rouen (1991).
Mark Melymick

Keith Pike

Coordinator, Performing Arts – Prep

Adam White

Coordinators for Bachelor of Music Theatre

Jordan Laffrenier

Coordinators for Bachelor of Music Theatre