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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Honours Bachelor of Illustration

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

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Learn to make great art while making a great living.

Program Overview

Our curriculum prepares you for the real world

  • Learn all types of illustration, from traditional disciplines (such as painting and drawing) to digital technologies (such as web design and motion graphics).
  • Take more Illustration courses than most programs.
  • Get professional experience during a 14-week work term.
  • Develop illustrations that inform, entertain and persuade.

Standing out in a crowded marketplace

Illustration students at Sheridan explore both traditional and digital media. You'll also develop a visual philosophy to go along with your technical mastery. This broad-based approach will enable you to apply your Illustration degree across a wide range of career paths, while preparing you to adapt to exciting developments in visual communication.

Telling stories

Illustration technology is constantly evolving, but the core skill — the ability to tell stories and communicate ideas visually — never changes. In Sheridan's Illustration bachelor's degree program, you'll learn to create compelling imagery that stands out and makes an impact.

Work placement and portfolio

Sheridan's Bachelor of Illustration degree program includes a 14-week work placement between the third and fourth years. Our office will help you arrange your placement, which may be located as far away as New York City or Europe.

You'll also develop a workplace-ready portfolio and website.

Technology requirements

You'll be required to purchase an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil for this program. You'll use both to support your learning in all four years of the degree. Your iPad Pro and Apple Pencil will be required for both in-class work and projects outside of class. View iPad requirements for details.

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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.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ILLS 15098 Illustrative Structural Drawing 1 3
    ILLS 14370 Illustrative Life Drawing & Painting 1 3
    ILLS 10101 Illustration Conceptual Process 1 3
    VDES 10101 Illustration Design Principles 1 3
    ENGL17889GD Composition and Rhetoric 3
    Total: 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ILLS 13431              Illustration Conceptual Process 2 3
    ILLS 13691 Illustration Life Drawing & Painting 2 3
    ILLS 17166 Illustrative Structural Drawing 2 3
    VDES 19346 Illustration Design Principles 2 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ILLS 20009 Illustration Concepts 3
    ILLS 29049Illustrative Painting: Colour & Light 3
    ILLS 27288Illustrative Figure Drawing 3
    ILLS 23390Illustration Media Principles 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ILLS 27543Illustration Disciplines 1: Visual Methods 3
    ILLS 26686Illustrative Painting: Environment 3
    ILLS 22171Illustrative Drawing: Motion & Environment 3
    ILLS 21788Illustration Media Strategies 3
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total:15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ILLS 34179 Illustration Disciplines 2: Visual Strategies 3
    ILLS 34763 Information Illustration 3
    ILLS 30451 Illustrative Drawing and Painting 3
    DESN37446 Graphic Design 3
      Breadth Elective 3
    COWT 10023 Cooperative Education Internship Forum 1
    Total: 16
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ILLS 32784Illustration Professional Studies 3
    HIST 39267Contemporary Illustration & Commentary3
    ILLS 35591 Advanced Illustration Special Topics3
    ILLS 39070Illustrative Drawing and Painting Explorations 3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
    COWT 18888Internship 
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ILLS 41975Advanced Illustration  3
    BUSM 48708Illustration Entrepreneurial Studies 3
    ILLS 45495Illustrative Narrative3
    ILLS 48448Illustration Workshop 1 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ILLS 49999  Illustration Thesis 3
    ILLS 40146 Illustration Portfolio Project 3
    ILLS 42248 Illustration Narrative Strategies3
    ILLS 43314Illustration Workshop 2 3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15

Courses subject to change.

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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.

Ministry Consent

Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a further seven-year term starting July 19, 2013 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application 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 Illustration 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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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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Career Opportunities

Many illustrators develop highly successful freelance careers. Sheridan prepares students for self-employment by teaching business and marketing skills. Learn to pitch an idea, assemble a dynamic portfolio presentation, manage copyrights, and how to run a small business.

Sample Career Fields

  • Advertising
  • Bio-medical
  • Broadcast entertainment
  • Computer gaming/concept art
  • Graphic design (including web design)
  • Graphic novels/comics
  • Publishing

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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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Co-op

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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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Degree Completion

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Learning Outcomes

Critical Performance Statement:

Graduates will demonstrate the ability to create a body of technically competent and visually compelling Illustration that is culturally informed and reflects the individual voice. Furthermore, they will have demonstrated the ability to apply the entrepreneurial skills required to sustain a professional practice in a rapidly changing global market place.

A graduate of the Illustration Applied Degree program will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Create illustrations from the development of the original concept to final execution.
  • Apply theories and principles of design and communication to the development of effective illustrations.
  • Communicate visually using drawing as a means of visual exploration, idea analysis, problem solving and expression of thought.
  • Use a variety of technologies to create, capture and manipulate illustration elements in producing a final product.
  • Work in a professional manner, maintaining professional relationships and communicating effectively with clients, coworkers, supervisors, and others.
  • Apply appropriate and effective business practices when dealing with clients.

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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

$9,785.47

Notes: In addition to the tuition/fees for this program, students should plan to spend approximately $2,000-$5,000 on technology and supplies.

Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$27,483.47

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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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

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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.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Full-time 4 years Program code: PBAAI

Honours Baccalaureate Degree
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