Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design – 2023 Grad Show
Date: Apr. 11, 2023 – Jun. 5, 2023
Join us in celebration of the 2023 graduates of Canada's largest art school. Take a look at programs within the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design who are showcasing the talented work that the graduating classes have been producing throughout the last school year. See the list below to learn more about the programs and events.
Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design
April 6 – June 5, 2023
Sheridan’s 2023 Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design Graduate Exhibition includes:
- A gallery exhibition in the AA Wing and Annie Smith Arts Centre spaces at Trafalgar Road Campus (April 25–May 5)
- A Ceramics exhibit at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park, Toronto (April 6–23, official opening April 6 from 6–8 p.m.)
- A Glass exhibit at Sandra Ainsley Gallery, 100 Sunrise Ave., Unit 150, North York (May 13–ongoing, official opening May 13 from 2–4 p.m.)
- A Textiles exhibit at the Textiles Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave., Toronto (May 27–June 5)
- A celebration of graduating students and award winners during the program’s annual tulip ceremony at the Sheridan Gallery at Trafalgar Road Campus (May 5, 7–9 p.m.)
Theatre Sheridan (Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry)
April 11–18, 2023
The 2022–23 season of Theatre Sheridan, in collaboration with Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance and Advanced Diploma in Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry programs, presents two shows from April 11–18:
Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera following the last week of Jesus Christ’s life as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, takes place April 11–15 at MacDonald Heaslip Hall.
Urinetown, The Musical — a satirical comedy in which one hero leads a revolution against a single malevolent company charging admission to use public amenities after a water shortage leads to a government-enforced ban on private toilets — takes the stage April 13–18 at Studio Theatre.
For more information, please visit Theatre Sheridan’s current season web page.
Visual Merchandising Arts
April 12, 2023
Second-year students in Sheridan’s Visual Merchandising Arts program present MORE, a year-end show featuring four uniquely different installations that are highlighted in the letters M-O-R-E. Each vignette is inspired by a colour scheme and made entirely of sustainable materials, showcasing the collaborative fabrication, styling, merchandising and graphic design work performed by students over a course of 10 weeks.
MORE will be installed in the HMC Gallery, located on the second floor of the B-Wing at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus, for a two-week period. The exhibition will be highlighted by an industry/guest event April 12 from 7–9 p.m.
For more information, please visit vma.sheridangrad.show
Honours Bachelor of Photography
February 25 – April 26, 2023
The Honours Bachelor of Photography degree program will hold a graduation celebration and present awards to fourth-year students on Wednesday, April 26. The event will be preceded by an industry portfolio review day Tuesday, April 25.
Work done by students in the first three years of the program was displayed in an installation in the Trafalgar Gallery from Feb. 25–March 12. Top work featured in the gallery was recognized during an awards evening and show March 7.
Honours Bachelor of Animation, Computer Animation, Digital Creature Animation, Visual Effects
April 27, 2023
Industry Day, an annual event designed to showcase the talents of Sheridan’s graduating classes from the Honours Bachelor of Animation, Computer Animation, Digital Creature Animation and Visual Effects programs, returns to an in-person format this year.
For more information or to register to attend the event, please visit Sheridan’s Industry Day web page.
Honours Bachelor of Illustration
April 27, 2023
The Honours Bachelor of Illustration degree program will celebrate the work of fourth-year students during an Awards Night event at Marquee, Sheridan’s on-campus pub at Trafalgar Road Campus, April 27 from 7–9 p.m.
Interior Decorating, Honours Bachelor of Interior Design
May 11, 2023
HELIX is an experiential showcase comprised of bold and innovative graduate projects. This year-end exhibit is a product of a creative collaboration between second-year students in Sheridan’s Interior Decorating diploma program and fourth-year students in the Honours Bachelor of Interior Design degree.
The journey of studying is filled with bumps and hills, small moments of excitement, fulfillment and passion. HELIX is the curtain call for our graduating class of designers and decorators to showcase what’s in store for the future of design. While difficult moments make the journey more challenging, they ultimately make reaching the finish line more rewarding. Our unique journey of learning has required us to practice resilience, react adaptively, and act with bravery in the face of challenges.
Honours Bachelor of Interaction Design
April 3–6, 2023
The IXD ’23 Year End Show features a series of in-person, virtual and hybrid events throughout the week of April 3–6, including:
- Student talks and presentations about the experience of working as a freelance designer; creation of a social networking app designed for socially-awkward college students; a new mode for D&D that removes most common barriers for new players; finishing postsecondary with a disability; how to adapt to an ill-fitting internship; tips to succeed in the fourth year of the program; advice on how to overcome various challenges in IxD coding classes; the journey of a 3D modeler; a thesis project aimed to improve user navigation of Toronto Pearson Airport; and why creative practices should be introduced to children at a young age.
- Alumni presentations by Leo Geng (IxD ’22), sharing the challenges and successes he’s experienced as a Chinese-Canadian student; Jumana Baker (Digital Product Design ’21), discussing her experiences after graduation; Jimin Chung (IxD ’20), detailing her experiences working in Europe and providing tips on how to adapt to new country and culture; and Emma Wooton (IxD ’19), speaking about her experiences working within the government.
- Industry presentations by Harold Sikkema, discussing the usage of cloud computing technology to efficiently create various visual iterations; Mark Shufflebottom, explaining generative processes, their long tradition in art and their relation to the future of employment; Wunderman Thompson, demonstrating how creativity can be used to not just dramatize problems but solve them; Nicole Johnson, introducing trauma-informed practice to designers in order to deepen their research and empathy capacity; and 10 teams from the fourth-year IxD course ‘Collaborative Workshop 2’, pitching their final projects to industry partner Red Thread Innovations.
- A keynote presentation by renowned engineer and designer Ananya Chadha, sharing her relentlessly positive worldview and why she believes we are capable of changing the world — if we only keep learning, stay passionate and refuse to follow the status quo. Learn more about the Toronto-born Chadha, who is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.
- A Meet, Greet, Eat networking mixer for two-spirit, trans, non-binary, gender fluid, gender non-conforming, questioning or otherwise not cis IxD students and alumni.
- A gala evening at The Marquee on-campus pub, celebrating the Honours Bachelor of Interaction Design’s graduating class of 2023.
Art and Art History (Honours Bachelor of Arts)
March 20–31, 2023
Work completed in selected first- and second-year projects of Sheridan and the University of Toronto’s joint Art and Art History (Honours Bachelor of Arts) degree program was displayed in an exhibit March 20–31 in Sheridan’s Gallery at Trafalgar Road Campus.
Each of the program’s six studio disciplines — drawing, painting, sculpture/installation, print media, design and photography — was represented in the exhibit.
February 16 – April 1, 2023
Theatre Erindale, the production company of the Theatre and Drama Studies (Honours Bachelor of Arts) degree offered in partnership between Sheridan and the University of Toronto (Mississauga), held two productions during February and March:
Alcestis, an Athenian tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides, was performed Feb. 16–18 and March 2–4.
Everybody — a modern riff on the 15th‑century morality play Everyman — was held March 23–25 and March 30–April 1.
Both shows took place at Erindale Studio Theatre, University of Toronto, Mississauga.