Profile: Sheridan College
Oakville | Brampton | Mississauga
Canada’s largest school of art and design offers 120-plus career-focused programs across five faculties, including 20+ degree programs (each of which includes a minimum 420 hours of work placement), as well as diploma and graduate certificate programs, and pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training. Expect small class sizes (the average is 25 students), work-integrated learning opportunities (such as internships, co-op, and field practicums and placements), faculty with strong industry experience, and the school’s “creative campus” philosophy, which encourages interdisciplinary collaboration between programs.
“Creativity and innovation are part of our institutional DNA,” says Janet Morrison, provost and vice-president, academic. “We embed creativity in the curricula across all disciplines by emphasizing creative problem solving, interdisciplinary thinking and creative modes of expression.” Reflecting this commitment, Sheridan is also the only undergraduate school in Canada where degree students can earn a certificate in creativity and creative problem solving.
In 2017, the 130,000-square foot, state-of-the-art Skilled Trades Centre opened at Brampton’s Davis Campus. At Mississauga’s Hazel McCallion Campus, a 70,000-square-foot addition, which will provide more student-centric spaces and athletic facilities, is expected to open by fall 2019. Also of note is the Canadian Music Theatre Project, which, since its inception in 2011, has incubated 19 musical theatre works — with the help of fourth-year or graduating music theatre performance students — including the Tony-winning Come From Away.
- Ninety per cent of students are employed within six months of graduating
“Balancing intensive productions and theoretical work, the program is unlike any other in the province, readying you for a career in the film and television industry on multiple levels. Like many other Sheridan programs, it gives you the opportunity to learn from professionals working in their field and to practise your skills daily, both in and out of the classroom.”
— Eve Krogman, honours bachelor of film and television, graduated 2018