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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Honours Bachelor of Animation

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

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Break into the industry via the program that produces Academy Award winning animators.

Program Overview

Professional, hands-on instruction and creative freedom

In our Animation degree program, you’ll learn from industry professionals, using the same techniques and tools that you'll eventually need in the workplace. Using state-of-the-art software and hardware, you’ll create your own stories, designs, characters and layouts, and produce your own films.

From story pitch to finished film

Sheridan’s animation program emphasizes classical principles of animation in a variety of forms, including 2D digital, 3D and stop motion. You’ll learn the art of storyboarding and hone your life drawing, layout and digital painting skills. Working collaboratively or individually on productions, you’ll have the opportunity to explore all aspects of animation filmmaking.

Career connections

After Year 3, you’ll gain professional experience during a three-month work placement. And at our annual Industry Day, employers will fly in from across North America to meet you, see your work and conduct interviews.

A reputation for excellence

Students come from all over the world to study animation at Sheridan. That’s because our Animation program has such a strong reputation. Michael Hirsh, co-founder of Nelvana, refers to Sheridan as the “Harvard of Animation.”

Our graduates go on to work in television and feature animation at major studios throughout North America.

Sheridan Animation courses are held in Oakville, Ontario.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ANIM 10102Introduction to Life Drawing3
    ANIM 17198Story Development 13
    ANIM 14579 Principles of Layout 1 2
    PNTG 13431 Introduction to Painting 2
    ANIM 14178Animation Principles 13
    ANIM 10587Character Design 1 2
    ANIM 10003Introduction to Digital Tools 12
    ENGL 17889GDComposition and Rhetoric3
    Total:20
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ANIM 13672Introduction to Dynamic Anatomy3
    ANIM 10172Story Development 23
    ANIM 12158 Principles of Layout 2 2
    ANIM 15142Animation History3
    ANIM 10330Animation Principles 23
    ANIM 11179 Character Design 2 2
    ANIM 10004Introduction to Digital Tools 22
    PNTG 29014 Digital Painting2
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:23
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ANIM 28263Intermediate Figure Analysis3
    ANIM 20146Storyboarding: Creative Structure3
    ANIM 24857 Layout and Background3
    ANIM 21322 Animation: Action Analysis3
    ANIM 254363D Animation 3
    ANIM 16367   2D Applications3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:21
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ANIM 22350   Exploration of Figure Analysis 3
    ANIM 21888 Sequential Narrative 3
    ANIM 23199 CG Layouts 3
    ANIM 20065 Digital Methodologies: Dialogue, Music and Sound Effects 3
    ANIM 23431 Animation: Dialogue 3
      Breadth Elective 3

    Choose TWO of the following three courses:

    ANIM 26048 Short Film Workflow 2
    ANIM 34178 3D Character Animation 2
    ANIM 27900 Advanced 2D Applications 2
    Total: 22
    COWT 10023 Co-op Forum  
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ANIM 37370 Continuity, Design and Figurative Performance 3
    ANIM 30102 Storyboarding: Advanced Story 3
    ANIM 34579 Layout: Pre-Production 3
    ANIM 17721 Stop Motion 3
    ANIM 30066 Animation Performance & Process 3
      Breadth Elective 3

    Choose ONE of the following two courses:

    ANIM 26529 2D Digital Character Animation 3
    ANIM 25288 3D Modelling 3
    Total: 21
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ANIM 37721 Exploring Character and Costume 3
    ANIM 30261 Storyboarding: Project Development 2
    ANIM 31799 Layout: Production 3
    ANIM 30123 Animation: Production 4
      Breadth Elective 3

    Choose ONE of the following three courses:

    ANIM 20000 Advanced Stop Motion 3
    ANIM 35436 Concept Art 3
    ANIM 30689 3D Rigging and Set Up 3
    Total: 18
    COWT 18888 Co-op Work Term (Degree Programs)  
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ANIM 40049 Senior Animation Project 6
      Breadth Elective 3
      Breadth Elective 3

    Choose ONE of the following three courses:

    ANIM 44310 Advanced Figure Drawing and Art Direction 3
    ANIM 46529 Digital Methodologies: Final Frame 2D 3
    ANIM 44049 Digital Methodologies: Final 3D Frame Creation 3
    Total: 15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ANIM 45738Capstone Animation Project9
    BUSM 19014Business Practices3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)

plus

  • One Visual Arts credit (Grade 11 or 12 U, M or O level or equivalent postsecondary credit course)
  • Four other Grade 12 subjects (U or M)
  • Minimum 65% overall average

or

  • Two semesters of postsecondary education including required English (ENG4U) or equivalent and Visual Arts course listed above with a minimum 65% overall average

Portfolio

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio. The detailed portfolio requirements including due date and submission instructions will be posted in your Sheridan Application Portal. Please note that there is a portfolio assessment fee.

Sample portfolio instructions for reference purposes only are also available.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected based on previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including the required courses listed above), plus the results of their portfolio.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan's English Proficiency Requirements.

Progression Policy

Academic progress in the program is based on meeting the requirements of an internal academic policy that outlines course and program grade standards, as well as pre- and co-requisites. This policy is distributed to students at the commencement of the program.

Sheridan has been granted consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a further seven-year term starting April 29, 2019 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario colleges. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Animation program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future.

Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions).

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Career Opportunities

Employers regard our animators as the cream of the crop; Sheridan graduates routinely go straight to work for top-flight studios and firms in feature films, television animation, gaming and advertising.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

    Designation

    Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    Duration

    4 yrs (8 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


    Helpful links

    Program Summary


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

    Designation

    Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    Duration

    4 yrs (8 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

    Designation

    Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    Duration

    4 yrs (8 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Learning Outcomes

    Program Critical Performance:

    By the end of the program, the graduate will have demonstrated the ability to create quality animation performance through a creative and professional portfolio using principles of animation, drawing, design, cinematic storytelling, artistic expertise and innovation. The graduate will have exhibited a personal and professional commitment to artistic growth and cultural literacy that conveys passion, confidence, a collaborative and independent spirit, refined communications skills, and the adaptability to work within a dynamic animation community.

    • Create animated sequences from the development of the original concept through design to final film or video production.
    • Communicate ideas, believable action and emotion effectively by employing principles of animation and performance in all aspects of drawing.
    • Integrate the concepts, principles and theories involved in the physics of animation in all aspects of drawing.
    • Refine personal narrative voice that holistically integrates the elements of storytelling and performance in order to actively engage the audience.
    • Create 2D and 3D characters and environments that reflect the integration of graphic clarity, design principles, performance principles and theoretical constructs.
    • Design layouts and backgrounds that incorporate principles of composition, perspective and colour, with speed, accuracy and dexterity, using a variety of media.
    • Create an animated film incorporating a range of artistic styles and techniques, reflecting the principle that form follows function.
    • Coordinate and manage the production of a student film, including the aspects of cinematography, art direction and editing.
    • Collaborate effectively with peers on film projects.
    • Use critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies in all dimensions of development and production.
    • Manage targets within the production schedule to effectively achieve completion of required tasks.
    • Communicate ideas, emotion and intent effectively in visual, oral and written forms.
    • Generate work that reflects initiative, creativity, adaptability and personal style.
    • Create animation that incorporates the basic principles of constructive anatomy and drawing using economy of expression.
    • Incorporate technology effectively in the development of animation projects.

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    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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    Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    Duration

    4 yrs (8 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Internship

    This program contains a mandatory internship for all students during the summer (May–August) between the 3rd and 4th year.

    Internships are a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with work experience within a professional environment. Internship work terms are related to the academic studies of the student and may be paid or unpaid. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You'll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.

    Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the Internship. The Internship component is delivered by Sheridan's Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.

    Learn more about Cooperative Education and Internships at Sheridan.

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    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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    Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    Duration

    4 yrs (8 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Program Fees

    Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

    The fees shown here are for the 2022–2023 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

    Fees For Canadian Students

    Fees for Canadian students

    $9,868.55
    Fees for International Students

    Fees for International students

    $30,182.55

    Financial Aid & Awards

    Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

    International Entrance Scholarship

    All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

    Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

    The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

    Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Computer Science Specializations

    In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

    In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

    Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

    You can specialize in one of the following fields:

    • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

      Specialized Courses
      • Internet of Things
      • Storage Systems
      • Virtualization
      • Cloud Infrastructure
      • Distributed & Parallel Computing
      • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
      • Cloud Economics
      • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
      Specialized Career Opportunities
      • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
      • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
      • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
      • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
      • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
      • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
    • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

      Specialized Courses
      • Business Processes
      • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
      • Big Data Management & Processing
      • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
      • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
      • Machine Learning Techniques
      • Data Mining
      • Business Communication
      Specialized Career Opportunities
      • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
      • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
      • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
      • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
      • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
    • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

      Specialized Courses
      • Gameplay Programming 1
      • Game Engine Architecture
      • Gameplay Programming 2
      • Computer Graphics & Animation
      • Artificial Intelligence for Games
      • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
      • Multiplayer Games
      • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
      Specialized Career Opportunities
      • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
      • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
    • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

      Specialized Courses
      • IP Engineering 1
      • Network Access Technologies
      • Network Service Applications
      • IP Engineering 2
      • Enterprise Network Operations
      • IP Engineering 3
      • Emerging Topics in Networking
      • Internet Core Technologies
      Specialized Career Opportunities
      • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
      • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
      • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.
    • Learn how to develop effective simulation software using techniques such as discrete event modelling, continuous system modelling, probabilistic modelling and mathematical modelling.

      Specialized Courses
      • Introduction to Modelling & Simulation
      • Mathematical Modelling
      • Graphics and Visualization
      • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
      • Modelling & Simulation Methods
      • High Performance Software Design
      • Advanced Graphics and Visualization
      • Advanced Modelling and Simulation
      Specialized Career Opportunities
      • Medical Imaging Software Specialist: Evaluate existing technologies, develop and implement algorithms and conduct system-level engineering to analyze, visualize, manipulate and integrate medical image-based solutions. 
      • Data Visualization Specialist: Independently design, visualize and implement data visualization solutions using data visualization best practices.
      • Imaging Programmer: Use advanced programming knowledge, template development environments and image processing software packages to process medical image data. 
      • Modelling Specialist: Perform predictive modelling and data mining (including the design, development, maintenance and implementation of models) to identify trends and outliers, apply statistical methods to the data and interpret the results, and develop and design clear and informative data visualizations.

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    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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    Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    Duration

    4 yrs (8 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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