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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Honours Bachelor of Photography

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

Master the practice of professional photography.

Program Overview

An industry-focused professional photography program

With its entrepreneurial focus, this program prepares you for a dynamic professional photography career in communications. You’ll create conceptually and visually compelling still and moving images, and explore photography's potential in existing and emerging fields. Through your studies and a hands-on internship, you’ll be prepared for work in the expanding world of image-based storytelling.

Work with the latest photography technologies

Our equipment and facilities are unmatched in Canada, and among the best in the world. Our studios are outfitted with state-of-the-art DSLR, medium format digital and video cameras. Students also work with advanced strobe and LED studio/location lighting. Sheridan’s labs have advanced displays and printers, the full Adobe Creative Cloud software suite and Capture One Pro software.

Benefit from Sheridan's outstanding industry reputation

For over 50 years, Sheridan's Bachelor of Photography has maintained an outstanding reputation and close relationship with photographic industries. This translates into meaningful internship positions and opportunities for graduates. These relationships also yield regular guest lectures, portfolio reviews and mentorships, as well as judging involvement in our graduate exhibitions.

Additional information

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Photography program provides many opportunities for you to immerse yourself in image-based communications and creative visual problem solving. Through hands-on project work you will learn to manage problems and issues; research, collect, and evaluate ideas; synthesize and express concepts and communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

Throughout the program, you'll study the following areas:

  • Product advertising in studio and on location
  • Portraiture, fashion and food photography
  • Editorial and documentary photography
  • Architectural and industrial photography
  • Emerging photographic applications
  • Visual storytelling with still and moving images
  • Histories and theories of photography
  • Business of photography, including social media, branding and marketing

Equipment provided and additional costs

Students do not need to own camera equipment, as all project work in the curriculum is produced using equipment provided by Sheridan. Students are issued a full-frame DSLR camera kit for their exclusive use from September to the end of April for each of the first two years.

In years 3 and 4 they choose from a wide array of high-end digital video, DSLR and medium format digital cameras to produce projects. Students are also not required to own a laptop computer, as program computer labs are set up for post-production and academic work.

Additionally, the program features fully-equipped lighting studios and professional computer labs. A variety of accessories such as portable hard drives, Intuos Wacom tablets and other accessories required by the curriculum are given to students to keep.

Students also receive Adobe’s Creative Cloud software for home use for the length of their studies at Sheridan.

You should plan to spend $500 per year in supplies (e.g. printing and mounting costs; props for studio and location shoots).

Internship

The internship is a distinctive element of Sheridan’s photography program. This 420-hour placement is completed in the summer between years 3 and 4, locally or internationally, in one or more professional work settings. Students work with and learn from a variety of industry professionals, gaining valuable experience towards their photography career. Internship preparation and guidance is provided by Sheridan’s Career Centre.

Program length

This four-year photography degree program includes eight academic semesters and one 14-week internship at the end of Year 3. The program will provide the degree-level credential typical of photography internationally.

Location

Sheridan Honours Bachelor of Photography courses are held at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.

Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting June 12, 2017 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 Photography 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 years (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.

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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
    VDES 19278 Introduction to Studio 3
    VDES 17900 Digital Production 1: Image Processing 3
    VDES 10229 Photography Basic Design 1 3
    VDES 13314 Conceptual Process 1: Photographic Expression 3
    ENGL 17889GD Composition and Rhetoric (Mandatory Breadth Elective) 3
    Total: 15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    VDES 18406Studio Practice 1: Light and Form3
    VDES 24310Digital Production 2: Workflow3
    VDES 29353Photographic Language3
    VDES 23314Conceptual Process 2: Photographic Communication3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    VDES 24995Studio Practice 2: Specialized Lighting 3
    VDES 18795Moving Image 13
    VDES 19120Studio Portraiture: Posing and Lighting3
    HIST 17545History of Photography3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    VDES 37933Studio Practice 3: Product Illustration3
    VDES 27174Moving Image 23
    VDES 21254Studio Portraiture 2: Professional Applications3
    HIST 24857History of Advertising Photography3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    VDES 32002Studio Practice 4: Fashion3
    VDES 39187Location Photography: Outdoors – Architecture and Products on Location3
    VDES 33775Documentary Photography3
    VDES 36084Photographic Theory3
     Breadth Elective3
    COWT 10023 Cooperative Education Internship Forum – Degrees  
    Total:15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    VDES 38956 Studio Practice 5: Product Advertising 3
    VDES 36456 Location Photography: Interiors and Corporate Architecture 3
    BUSM 24198 Photography Professional Business Practices 1 3
    VDES 39820 Advanced Practice Special Topics 3
    Breadth Elective 3

    Total credits: 15

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    COWT 18888 Internship (Degree Programs) 3
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    VDES 44444Photographic Studies 13
    VDES 34361Photographic Narrative 13
    BUSM 33027Photography Professional Business Practices 23
    VDES 48249Electives – Master Classes – Emerging Trends3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    VDES 43431Photographic Studies 23
    VDES 41280Photographic Narrative 23
    VDES 40123Photography Portfolio Project6
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (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:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)

plus

  • One Grade 11 or 12 (M or Open level) Visual Arts credit, Communications Technology (TGJ) or Photography and Digital Imaging (TGP)
  • Four other Grade 12 subjects at the U or M level
  • Minimum 65% overall average

or

  • Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with minimum 65% overall average

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses), and the results of their creative portfolio, which includes three short-answer questions.

Detailed portfolio requirements, including due date and submission instructions, will be posted in your Sheridan Application Portal after you apply. Please note that there is a portfolio assessment fee.

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.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an Entrance Scholarship to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Career Opportunities

The entrepreneurial mindset developed in Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Photography program prepares graduates to work in diverse areas of photographic practice. Graduates begin their photography careers as assistants, retouchers or freelance photographers, and then work their way into full-time employment or operate their own studios.

Sample employment areas

  • Advertising photography
  • Wedding and family photography
  • Fashion and editorial photography
  • Retouching and post-production
  • Studio and brand photography
  • Producing and studio management
  • Documentary photography
  • Social media management

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Degree Completion

Program details

Program Code: PBAPP
Start Date: September
Duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
Campus: Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)

The Honours Bachelor of Photography – Degree Completion program is designed for graduates of qualifying two-year Ontario photography diploma programs who are looking to further their education and develop the additional skills and knowledge required to graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Photography.

The Degree Completion program consists of six academic semesters and a 14-week industry work placement (not required for students with documented, equivalent industry experience). Degree Completion students will be required to take 105 credits to complete the degree.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Ontario College Diploma in Digital Photography and Imaging (MTCU Code 51830)
  • Ontario College Diploma in Photography (MTCU Code 51831)
  • Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Photography (MTCU Code 71831)

You must have completed the program no earlier than 2005 and graduated with a minimum GPA of 2.4.

There is no portfolio requirement for applicants to the Honours Bachelor of Photography – Degree Completion program.

How to apply

To apply for Honours Bachelor of Photography – Degree Completion, submit an application through ontariocolleges.ca using the program code PBAPP.

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Core courses

Semester 1

CODE TITLE CREDITS
VDES24995 Studio Practice 2: Specialized Lighting 3
VDES18795 Moving Image 1 3
VDES10229 Photography Basic Design 1 3
HIST17545 History of Photography 3
VDES13314 Conceptual Process 1: Photographic Expression 3
ENGL17889GD Composition and Rhetoric (Mandatory Breadth Elective) 3

Semester 2

CODE TITLE CREDITS
VDES37933 Studio Practice 3: Product Illustration 3
VDES27174 Moving Image 2 3
VDES21254 Studio Portraiture 2: Professional Applications 3
VDES29353 Photographic Language 3
HIST24857 History of Advertising Photography 3
VDES23314 Conceptual Process 2: Photographic Communication 3

Semester 3

CODE TITLE CREDITS
VDES32002 Studio Practice 4: Fashion 3
VDES39187 Location Photography: Outdoors – Architecture and Products on Location 3
VDES33775 Documentary Photography 3
VDES36084 Photographic Theory 3
COWT10023 Co-pperative Education Internship Forum – Degrees 0
Degree Breadth Elective 3

Semester 4

CODE TITLE CREDITS
VDES38956 Studio Practice 5: Product Advertising 3
VDES36456 Location Photography: Interiors and Corporate Portraiture 3
VDES39820 Advanced Practice Special Topics 3
BUSM24198 Photography Professional Business Practices 1 3
Degree Breadth Elective 3
Degree Breadth Elective 3

Semester 5

CODE TITLE CREDITS
VDES44444 Photographic Studies 1 3
VDES34361 Photographic Narrative 1 3
VDES48249 Electives – Master Classes – Emerging Trends 3
BUSM33027 Photography Professional Business Practices 2 3
Degree Breadth Elective 3
Degree Breadth Elective 3

Semester 6

CODE TITLE CREDITS
VDES43431 Photographic Studies 2 3
VDES41280 Photographic Narrative 2 3
VDES40123 Photography Portfolio Project 6
Degree Breadth Elective 3
Degree Breadth Elective 3

Work Placement (between Semesters 6 and 7)

CODE TITLE CREDITS
COWT18888 Internship (Degree Programs) – 14 weeks 0

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Advanced Entry Challenge Exams

Get credit for what you know

Sheridan recognizes and appreciates that advanced learning doesn’t always require standard classroom instruction, and that opportunities to advance skills and learn new technologies are everywhere.

If you have significant knowledge and experience in programming, web development, database and/or networking, you may choose to complete Advanced Entry Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (AEPLAR) Challenge Exams for academic credit towards your Sheridan Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma.

How do Challenge Exams work?

AEPLAR Challenge Exams are administered by and through the Sheridan College Assessment Centre or through an approved Test Centre. There are fees to write each exam (an Assessment Centre fee and a Challenge Exam fee).

Your completed Challenge Exam(s) will be evaluated to determine whether you’re eligible for credit in one or more courses within the identified program streams.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and Advanced Standing credits are subject to Sheridan’s policies and procedures. Learn more about Sheridan’s Credit Transfer policies and procedures.

I have previous postsecondary education. Should I write a Challenge Exam?

No. Challenge Exams are designed for applicants with knowledge and experience gained outside of formal education. If you have previous postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply for Advanced Standing instead — you may be eligible to apply your previously earned credits towards your new program at Sheridan.

What subjects can I complete Challenge Exams for?

Challenge Exams for applicants to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program are designed to test skills in specific knowledge streams within this program:

  • Programming – Introductory
  • Programming – .NET
  • Programming – Advanced Java
  • Networking
  • Web Development
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases
  • Software Design
  • Mobile App Development – Android
  • Mobile App Development – iOS
  • Game Development – UNITY
  • Wireless

You can also choose to complete Challenge Exams for specific individual courses within the Computer Systems Technology program.

Complete a free self-assessment test to help you determine whether Challenge Exams are a good option for you.

How do I apply to complete a Challenge Exam?

Step 1: Make sure you meet the program admission requirements

You must meet the program admission requirements to be eligible for admission and PLAR.

Step 2: Complete a free self-assessment

Complete a free self-assessment test for each knowledge stream you wish to challenge. This will help you determine whether your current skills will enable you to succeed in the Challenge Exam(s).

Step 3: Apply to Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma program

Apply to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program.

To be eligible to complete Challenge Exams for this program, you must select "Advanced Entry" as the level of the program on your application.

Step 4: Follow the instructions to complete your Challenge Exam(s)

Once Sheridan receives your application, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to register and pay for your Challenge Exam(s). Follow those instructions.

Once you’ve completed your Challenge Exam(s), subject matter experts in Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology will evaluate them within 10 business days. The Faculty will forward your results to the Office of the Registrar, and any approved credit transfers will be posted in your Credit Transfer centre. Exam feedback will not be provided.

Step 5: Accept your offer of admission and pay your program fees

If you receive an offer of admission to Sheridan, please follow the instructions to confirm your offer and pay your fees by the due dates indicated in order to reserve your spot in the program.

We wish you success in this process and look forward to seeing you at Sheridan!

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (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

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4 years (8 semesters)

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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 2023–2024 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

$10,346.99
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$26,303.99

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 and programs with tuition reduction excluded) in Spring 2023, Fall 2023 or Winter 2024 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to select applicants in this degree program. A minimum GPA of 75% is required in order to be considered. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for additional eligibility criteria and more.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 years (8 semesters)

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Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  • Develop appropriate and innovative solutions, working within the dynamics of the target market, with consideration for the requirements of an employer or client.
  • Incorporate the knowledge of photography theories, principles and historical practices into the conceptualization and development of effective photographs.
  • Integrate the principles of photographic language and design as well as knowledge of contemporary visual culture, into the creation and evaluation of one’s own work (in traditional and emerging media) and into the assessment of the work of others.
  • Develop thematic bodies of photographic work that investigate and record the visual world and that explore and express ideas.
  • Create photographic images utilizing a variety of technologies and workflow processes (image capture, manipulation, output, and distribution) in alignment with conceptual/visual objectives.
  • Exhibit professional attitudes and behaviours, as well as effective leadership skills when working in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Develop a professional practice strategy, including career opportunities and business models that includes effective project management, ethical and legal behaviour and thoughtful networking among professional colleagues and clients.

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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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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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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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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Educational philosophy

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum and its delivery are designed to address current social issues pertinent to the design industry. This enables students to broaden their understanding of their place within the world.

Fundamental to the vision of the program is the balance of creative and conceptual thinking with the technical and business aspects of the profession. Courses follow a logical sequence with the degree of difficulty building vertically from first year to fourth year.

The various streams provide a range of design problems building in size and scope, from simple to complex in various design sectors. The curriculum builds on fundamental introductions that ensures a strong foundation for students to apply additional more complex learning and skills developed later in the program.

Studio projects are designed to mimic professional practice and require applied theory, creativity and strong technical knowledge. Curriculum is also connected horizontally across each semester to help support the learning in courses happening simultaneously. This demonstrates the inter-connected knowledge and skills required to practice in the industry.

The program provides many opportunities that expose students to practicing professionals and professional practice. Industry leaders and representatives from professional associations like ARIDO and IDC are invited into the classroom as jurors and guest speakers throughout the four years. The internship also provides professional design work experience for students before they enter their final year of study.

The curriculum is student-centric and designed to equip students with the skills that are required for entry-level design positions and advanced study. Manual skills such as drafting, drawing and model making are developed alongside digital skills using current software. Students are also well-versed in the applicable building codes and regulations required to practice in Ontario. Students are exposed to valuable research skills and encouraged to continue their learning past graduation.

Program goals

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program aspires to:

  • Develop confident, creative and critical thinkers that can solve a variety of problems thoughtfully, improving the quality of the built environment and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • Equip students with the tools to think independently and ethically to ensure technically, environmentally, and socially responsible decision-making.
  • Deliver current and relevant curriculum that incorporates equity, diversity and inclusion. This encourages students to create spaces that foster inclusivity and look at design from various perspectives within diverse communities, involving numerous stakeholders.
  • Inform students regarding the various facets of the profession, engaging them with designers and industry affiliates.
  • Encourage continuous professional and personal growth, instilling a desire to contribute to the profession and society at large. The program encourages students to become active participants in the design community, become members of their local Association, write their NCIDQ exams, give back to the community and become progressive leaders in the profession.
  • Prepare graduates for entry-level design positions, equipped with the required knowledge and skills for employment in the diverse design industry, ensuring they possess the body of knowledge necessary to respond to social and environmental issues, while designing interior spaces that are technically proficient, code-compliant, conceptually strong, sustainable and all-inclusive.
  • Provide enhanced opportunities for students to pursue post-graduate studies, employment, research and/or further their academic studies and/or credentials.

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Pathways from Athletic Therapy and Kinesiology

If you've graduated from a health-science degree other than athletic therapy or kinesiology, your application will be assessed on an individual basis.

Get your Osteopathy degree in less time

If you're a graduate of Sheridan's Athletic Therapy or Kinesiology degree program, you may be eligible to start in the second year of this program after completing three bridging courses.

This bridging program will be available in Spring/Summer 2024.

How to apply: Submit an application using the program code PBHSB.

Bridging courses (Spring/Summer Semester)

  • OSTP 17927D: The Science of Osteopathy (3 credits)
  • OSTP 14859: Theoretical Pathways to Osteopathy (5 credits)
  • OSTP 16333: Practical Pathways to Osteopathy (1 credit)

Course exceptions

After successfully completing the assigned bridging courses, you'll be admitted into Year 2 (Semester 3) of our Osteopathy degree. In order to earn your Osteopathy degree, you'll need to complete all courses in the remaining three years of the program, with the following exceptions.

You will additionally take:

  • Year 2: OSTP 11271D: Clinical Methodology (3 credits)
  • Year 2: SCIE 22437D: Human Physiology for Allied Health (2 credits)
  • Year 3: SCIE 31116D: Pathophysiology for Allied Health (3 credits)

You will not need to take:*

  • SCIE 26661D: Pathophysiology 1 (3 credits)
  • OSTP 24645D: Structure & Function 2 – Lower Cervicals, Thorax & Upper Extremity (3 credits)
  • OSTP 22482D: Applied Clinical Practice 2 (1 credit)
  • FLPL 21839D: Internship Prep (1 credit)
  • SCIE 39622D: Pathophysiology 2 – Systemic Interactions (3 credits)
  • RESE 37626D: Statistical Methods in Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • RESE 42279D: Applied Research Methods for Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • BUSM 44956D: Business Entrepreneurship for Clinical Practitioners (3 credits)
  • 6 Degree Breadth Electives (3 credits each)

*Athletic Therapy graduates are also exempt from the following course:

  • OSTP 20782D: Clinical Experience 2 (0.5 credits)

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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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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (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 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Writer-in-Residence program

Each year, Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing (CW&P) program hosts a Writer-in-Residence. The 8-month residency is awarded to a writer who embodies the distinctiveness and dynamism of the & in our program name.

In addition to working on at least one specific writing project of their own during their tenure, the Writer-in-Residence is responsible for creative leadership, mentoring and public outreach in the area of creative writing and/or publishing.

How our Writer-in-Residence supports Sheridan students

Students in our CW&P program benefit from the work and mentorship of our Writer-in-Residence, who:

  • shares their expertise and experience as a creative professional and working writer;
  • performs public readings from their recently published work and/or current work-in-progress;
  • organizes public lectures and/or workshops; and
  • works with faculty to augment existing curriculum in the area of creative writing, publishing and/or creativity.

2023–24 Writer-in-Residence

Kate Cayley, Sheridan's Writer-in-Residence

Award-winning fiction writer, playwright and poet Kate Cayley is joining Sheridan as the 2023–24 CW&P Writer-in-Residence.

Cayley has published two short story collections and three collections of poetry, and her plays have been performed in Canada, the U.S. and the UK. She has won the Trillium Book Award, an O. Henry Prize and the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, the ReLit Award for both fiction and poetry, and the K.M. Hunter Award for Fiction.

Her writing has appeared in such literary publications as Brick, Electric Literature, Joyland, Best Canadian Poetry and Best Canadian Stories, and she has been a writer-in-residence at McMaster University and the Toronto Public Library.

"Kate’s diverse work plumbs meaning, strangeness and beauty from the spaces we inhabit, even in our domestic lives, while tackling some of the big philosophical questions we all face," says Dr. Genevieve Amaral, Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Creativity. "Our Sheridan community welcomes her capacious intellect, limpid style and wonderful mentorship with full hearts, open ears, and pens, paper and keyboards at the ready!"

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


From ideas to impact: a masterclass in applied creativity and innovation

Are you a business lead who's looking to level up your company's culture of creativity and entrepreneurship?

Sheridan offers FREE, one-hour masterclasses on topics such as:

  • Creative Strategies for an EDI-driven World
  • The Science of Creativity and Innovation
  • Intra- and Entrepreneurial Thinking, and
  • Creative Team Leadership

These masterclasses will catalyze your climate of innovation and give your team an exclusive look into Sheridan’s one-of-a-kind graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation.*

Register your team for a FREE online one-hour masterclass!


*Advance further with our Applied Creativity and Innovation graduate certificate

Our new graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation is a great professional development (PD) opportunity for many company teams. The program teaches complex problem-solving, creativity, innovation and negotiation skills — competencies that make companies more resilient and adaptable as they face the unique challenges presented by the future of work.

Why this program is a great choice for PD:

  • Flexible hours — your employees can complete their graduate certificate online, at their own pace.
  • Relevant coursework – they can choose electives that are most applicable to their position at your company.
  • Award-winning faculty – they’ll learn from instructors who are on the cutting-edge of creativity and innovation research.
  • Practicum project – they’ll work alongside our team of experts to resolve an issue that your business is facing today — whether it’s how to leverage artificial intelligence technology, advance your sustainability efforts, update your marketing strategies, address supply chain inefficiencies or another challenge.

This new graduate certificate is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Apprenticeship Exemption Test

The Apprenticeship Exemption Test (AET) provides a chance for students who are learning a skilled trade to bypass in-class studies.

In most cases, you need to score 70% or higher to pass the AET. If you score lower than 70%, you'll need to wait three months before you can try again (with some exceptions for certain exams).

Apprenticeship Exemption Tests are administered at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, through Sheridan's Assessment Centre.

Learn more about the AET, including eligibility criteria, available tests and how to register.

Sheridan is a Ministry-approved Apprenticeship Exemption Test centre, authorized through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development (MLITSD), for both apprentices and non-apprentices.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


Helpful links

Program Summary


Program availability

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Full-time 4 years Program code: PBAAP

Honours Baccalaureate Degree
Start date Campus Delivery Status
Sep 2024 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available

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