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4 yrs (8 semesters)
Trafalgar Road Campus
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
|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|
|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|
|ILLS 20009||Illustration Concepts||3|
|ILLS 29049||Illustrative Painting: Colour & Light||3|
|ILLS 27288||Illustrative Figure Drawing||3|
|ILLS 23390||Illustration Media Principles||3|
|ILLS 27543||Illustration Disciplines 1: Visual Methods||3|
|ILLS 26686||Illustrative Painting: Environment||3|
|ILLS 22171||Illustrative Drawing: Motion & Environment||3|
|ILLS 21788||Illustration Media Strategies||3|
|ILLS 34179||Illustration Disciplines 2: Visual Strategies||3|
|ILLS 34763||Information Illustration||3|
|ILLS 30451||Illustrative Drawing and Painting||3|
|COWT 10023||Cooperative Education Internship Forum||1|
|ILLS 32784||Illustration Professional Studies||3|
|HIST 39267||Contemporary Illustration & Commentary||3|
|ILLS 35591||Advanced Illustration Special Topics||3|
|ILLS 39070||Illustrative Drawing and Painting Explorations||3|
|ILLS 41975||Advanced Illustration||3|
|BUSM 48708||Illustration Entrepreneurial Studies||3|
|ILLS 45495||Illustrative Narrative||3|
|ILLS 48448||Illustration Workshop 1||3|
|ILLS 49999||Illustration Thesis||3|
|ILLS 40146||Illustration Portfolio Project||3|
|ILLS 42248||Illustration Narrative Strategies||3|
|ILLS 43314||Illustration Workshop 2||3|
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
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.
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.
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
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).
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
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:
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.
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.
Notes: In addition to the tuition/fees for this program, students should plan to spend approximately $2,000-$5,000 on technology and supplies.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.
Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.
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.
Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.
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.
Full-time 4 years Program code: PBAAI
|Sep 2023||Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)||Available|
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