Sheridan has been named the number one animation school in Canada for the third year in a row.
Along with this recognition, the school was also named the second internationally, according to Animation Career Review’s 2021 rankings of the top institutions, excluding the U.S.
The analysis was conducted by Animation Career Review after members of 195 institutions were surveyed.
Academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program, value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness and employment data were all assessed when conducting the analysis.
“For more than 50 years, animation has been a cornerstone of our academic programming,” says Dr. Janet Morrison, Sheridan’s President and Vice Chancellor.
“We are incredibly honoured to receive this recognition for the third year in a row. We are immensely proud of our talented students and graduates who contribute to this legacy and continue to make their mark on this booming industry.”
The school offers a four-year Honours Bachelor of Animation degree that emphasizes principles of animation in various forms such as 2D digital, 3D, stop motion and post-graduate certificates in computer animation, visual effects and digital creature animation.
Various graduates of this program have gone on to work in studios such as Disney, Pixar, Nelvana and Guru.
In 2019, Sheridan alumna Domee Shi was awarded the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for her directorial debut, Bao, becoming the fifth Sheridan graduate to win an Oscar for an animated film.
Alumnus Dean DeBlois, writer and director of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, was also nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Feature category back in 2020 for the third and final installment of his series.
Most recently, alumnus Trevor Jimenez won his second Annie Award for Best Storyboarding in a Feature category for his work on Soul, with five other alumni also nominated for Annies.
Graduates also worked on all five films that were nominated for Best Feature; Soul, Onward, The Croods New Age, The Willoughbys and Trolls World Tour.