|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Oakville|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$19,108 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$15,734), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter the English Language Studies (ESL) program, offered by Sheridan College, which is an intensive, full-time academic program.
Discover your artistic identity and develop tools to help you succeed as a professional artist or designer.
Learn a wide array of art mediums and techniques
In our two-year Visual and Creative Arts diploma, you’ll get rigorous in-studio training in every semester of the program. You’ll study 2D and 3D design, observational drawing, colour theory and painting. In second year, you’ll choose from electives to specialize in areas of interest and build a broader set of marketable skills to help you find work after graduation.
Learn the basics of how to become a professional artist or designer
During your second year, you’ll learn how to apply your studio skills to many art and design related careers, learning the basics of:
- Time management and deadlines
- Project budgeting
- Writing proposals
- Contemporary practices
Work in specialty studios with a faculty of practicing professional artists
Sheridan has a reputation as one of the best art schools in Canada, and we’re globally recognized for our illustration and animation programs. You’ll learn art in world-class studios and immerse yourself in our one-of-a-kind creative campus atmosphere. You’ll also learn from experienced faculty who are connected to galleries, studios, agencies and others in the Greater Toronto Area’s arts scene.
Easily transfer to a three-year advanced diploma
If you decide you want to further your artistic education and knowledge, transferring to our three-year Visual and Creative Arts advanced diploma is easy — simply speak to your program coordinator. You’ll learn more advanced techniques, in-depth theory and the professional skills you need to market yourself as a professional artist, designer or creative entrepreneur with your own business.
Visual and Creative Arts diploma students learn how to work as artists and think like entrepreneurs.
Many students start studios or businesses. Others apply their new skills to further studies in other Sheridan programs, like our degree programs in animation and illustration.
Graduates have also worked in fields like:
- Digital prepress
- Gallery operation
- Graphic design
- Public art projects
- Self-employed artist/designer