Sheridan College: Maclean's College Profile

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

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


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Renowned Canadian animator Michael Hirsh once called Ontario’s Sheridan College the “Harvard of animation.” Credited by some as the driving force behind Canada’s animation scene, Sheridan has one of the best schools in the world, and regularly sends graduates to high-profile companies like Pixar and Dreamworks.

Sheridan has three campuses, in Brampton, Oakville, and Mississauga. Suite-style student residences are available at the Trafalgar campus in Oakville.

It offers a diverse range of programs in business, engineering science, education, visual arts and design, and public safety, among many others. Sheridan programs lead to degrees, diplomas, and certificates. The college also offers skilled trades and apprenticeship training, and continuing education classes.

Sheridan is a member of Polytechnics Canada. A polytechnic is a skills-intensive, technology-based institute with close ties to industry, an emphasis on applied research and innovation, and four-year bachelor’s degrees, although Sheridan has made no secret of its ambition to become a university.

Applied research at Sheridan benefits from a number of specialized facilities. Students in the faculty of applied science and technology can work on cloud computing and wearable devices at the Centre for Mobile Innovation. Meanwhile, at the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre, located in the heart of Toronto’s film and TV district among the  largest complex of sound stages in the country, co-op students can be drawn into digital-media projects on everything from motion capture to special effects.

Sheridan students work with writers at Sheridan’s Canadian Music Theatre Project, the very first incubator for musical theatre in the country. Since its launch in 2011, the project has produced award-winning productions with international premieres.

Fall full-time enrolment Tuition (f/t degree) Tuition (f/t diploma) Residence spaces
19,747 $5412 - $7810 $2,750 - $3,436 1,172

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