International Recognition and Accreditation of Sheridan Arts Programs

Sheridan Bachelor of Illustration students work on their mural

Sheridan Bachelor of Illustration students work on their mural

We are thrilled to announce that Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design has achieved “substantially equivalent” membership in the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). “Substantial equivalency” is NASAD’s term for non-US institutions. We are only the second school in Canada to receive this accreditation, which classifies Sheridan’s Art and Design programs among the highest standard for college and university art programming.

Founded in 1944, NASAD is an accrediting organization of arts colleges, schools and universities in the United States. Member institutions complete a periodic peer review to become, and remain accredited. NASAD establishes quality standards for undergraduate and graduate university degrees in the arts, and earning membership will further Sheridan’s aspirations to become a university.

Ronni Rosenberg, Dean of the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design who led this initiative says: “Our goal with this two-year long labour of love was to achieve international profile and validation. We know that (“substantially equivalent”) membership in NASAD will be an important part of international recruitment for us in the arts, both in the U.S. and abroad.”

 

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