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Sheridan first school in Ontario to earn prestigious NASAD accreditation

November 21, 2013

Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design has attained a milestone achievement, being the first arts school in Ontario, and only the second in Canada, to earn membership* in the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  NASAD is a U.S.-based association of approximately 322 postsecondary institutions and is the national accrediting agency for art and design and related disciplines. (*Sheridan has been awarded “substantial equivalency” membership, which is NASAD’s term for non-U.S. member institutions.)

The process to achieve accreditation took place over a two-year period and involved a rigorous self-study followed by an on-site evaluation by NASAD.  “We are very proud to achieve this recognition by NASAD,” says Ronni Rosenberg, Dean of Animation, Arts and Design.  “Our membership in NASAD serves to validate the high quality of our programming, and will enhance our profile and support international recruitment.”   

About Sheridan:

The Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design enrols approximately 5,000 full-time students annually in a range of artistic disciplines, including animation and game design; film, tv and journalism; design, illustration and photography; performing arts; and material arts and design. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in Animation, Illustration, Interaction Design, Interior Design, Game Design, Music Theatre Performance, Film and Television, and Crafts and Design, as well as collaborative degrees with the University of Toronto at Mississauga in Theatre and Drama Studies, Art and Art History, and Communication, Culture and Information Technology.  A variety of diploma and graduate certificate programs are also offered.  Visit the Faculty’s website for more information.