Congratulations to Honours Bachelor of Interior Design student Zoya Yahya on winning the 2017 ARIDO GTA Chapter Student Scholarship! Read More
On Friday Oct 7, the theme for the 14th annual 24 HOURS Animation Contest for Students was announced as Walls. Keeping in mind that walls can be both metaphorical and physical, students were challenged with creating a 30 second animated film that includes a wall in one form or another.
Students from around the world worked in teams of 5 to complete a 30 second animated film from scratch. The competition set a new record this year with over 690 students participating from 29 schools from around the world. The final works were reviewed by a panel of industry artists. Sheridan placed 7th in the competition with numerous others in the top 50. Congratulations to all the award-winning films. Read More
Since 1981, Craft Ontario has awarded their prestigious Craft Awards to recipients who have proven to be accomplished and dedicated practitioners in the field of craft and design. From makers that create innovative and exceptional work to curators, administrators, writers and volunteers who support the craft community, each recipient is recognized as an important contributor to contemporary craft practice. The program assists makers in various stages of their careers through professional recognition, as well as financial support for further training, studio development and supplies. This year, as part of their 40th anniversary celebration, Craft Ontario hosted an exhibition of recipient work that was on view at the John B. Aird Gallery. During the Ceremony, twenty outstanding recipients we awarded over $32,000. Read More
Thirty-two students from Sheridan have been announced as semifinalists in this year’s Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) competition. Since the competition began in 2001, more than 35,000 students across 76 countries have been involved. Now in its sixteenth year, the ADAA is open to student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from selected higher education institutions. Read More
Earlier in May, 3rd Year Sheridan animation student Vladimir Mokhov won first place at the first Ubisoft NXT Showcase for Animation. The NXT Showcase is an annual competition designed to put a spotlight on local art and game development student talent ready to kick-start their careers in the industry. In its third year, the competition welcomed student submissions from 10 post-secondary schools in Ontario. Animation was a new discipline added to the showcase this year. The winners of the Modeller and Animation Apprenticeships will spend three months working with the some of the industry’s top talent, contributing to games being created at the studio. With 83 Ontario art and animation students competing for the coveted NXT Showcase Apprenticeship awards, Vladimir Mokhov won a highly-sought after apprenticeship with Ubisoft Toronto, a Microsoft Surface Book, and a Ubisoft Toronto prize pack. This year, in addition to the 1st place winners, Ubisoft Toronto offered apprenticeships to the second and third place winners in each of the categories. Jennifer Luu, also a 3rd year animation student at Sheridan, placed 2nd in the same category. Read More
The Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design is delighted to announce a series of new art acquisitions that are intended to build our growing permanent art collection. Many acquisitions were made as part of our new program of Dean’s Student Art Awards, selected from our students’ graduating art exhibits. Read More
This past weekend, a team of Sheridan’s second year Industrial Design students won first place in Rethink Tires, a design challenge sponsored by Ontario Tire Stewardship. Students were asked to address the needs of the Artscape building on Shaw Street in Toronto using recycled tire materials. The goal of the challenge is to ignite creativity and innovative environmental landscape architecture and industrial design while showcasing the aesthetics, functionality and high performance of Ontario tire-derived products.
Sheridan’s team placed first in the Industrial Design category, winning a $3,000 scholarship. The group of four consists of Alexandra D’Oliveira, Patrick Marchent, Michael Mofina and Neil Smith.
Congratulations to the team of “A Different Way” on winning 2nd Place in the 2016 TVO Short Doc Contest. After 11 days of public voting on 10 finalists, TVO viewers have selected the first, second and third prize-winning documentaries for this year’s contest. “A Different Way” is a short film on dating and disability from the perspective of Luke Anderson. Read More
Congratulations to the team from OddBird Studio on winning both Best in Show and Best Artistic Achievement in the sixth annual Level Up Student Showcase, held earlier this week in Toronto. Now in its sixth year, the Level Up Student Showcase puts the next generation of game developers at the forefront, highlighting Ontario’s top postsecondary talent in the field of game design. The competition included over 100 games submitted by various schools including OCADU, Algonquin, UOIT and the University of Toronto. Past winners of the Best in Show category have gone on to achieve commercial success; the 2014 winner was released on the Nintendo Wii U, with 2015’s winner slated for release this year on Steam, a popular online gaming forum. This year, over 1000 people attended the Level Up Showcase. Read More