Sheridan College

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning | Oakville, Ont. | Founded 1967

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Sheridan College has long been considered one of the best animation schools in the world. It regularly sends graduates to high-profile companies such as Pixar, DreamWorks and Nelvana. Graduates have won Academy Awards, including Domee Shi, who won the 2019 Oscar for Best Animated Short for her directorial debut Bao. Sheridan also offers a diverse range of programs that lead to degrees, diplomas and certificates, as well as trades and apprenticeship training, and continuing education classes. Among its degree programs are an honours bachelor of applied information sciences and a bachelor of creative writing and publishing. The college has three campuses in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville. 

Applied research at Sheridan benefits from specialized facilities. Students can work on mobile computing and wearable devices while focusing on health-care innovation at the Centre for Mobile Innovation, or they can team up with manufacturing partners to develop technology-driven solutions for the industry at the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies.

Sheridan has other research hubs, including the Canadian Music Theatre Project (the first incubator in Canada for new musicals), the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre at Pinewood Toronto Studios (which specializes in innovative technologies for film and television) and the Centre for Elder Research.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $5,320-$7,678 $2,488-$3,136 $2,488-$2,700 $4,168-$10,816 Yes

Cool Options

  • Athletic Therapy: Train in a state-of-the-art athletic therapy clinic, which offers aquatic rehab, dedicated lab space, and new equipment and training facilities.
  • Experiential Design: This program prepares students for work creating multi-sensory physical environments. Explore approaches to wayfinding, themed environments, event design and more.
  • Illustration: This program takes a broad approach, combining traditional disciplines such as painting and drawing with digital media, including web design and motion graphics.

Popular Programs

  • Social Service Worker
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Computer Systems Technology—
  • Software Development and 
  • Network Engineering
  • General Arts and Science (One Year)

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