Sheridan is the top animation school in the world, according to Animation Career Review’s 2019 rankings of the top international animation colleges in the world, excluding the U.S.
Animation Career Review considered more than 160 institutions outside of the U.S. and conducted its analysis by assessing academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of program, and value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness.
“We’re incredibly proud of this noteworthy recognition as a world-leading destination for animation education,” says Dr Janet Morrison, President and Vice-Chancellor of Sheridan. “Since 1968 when Sheridan held its first animation class, we’ve established our position at the forefront of teaching art in motion.”
Referred to as the “Harvard of animation” by Nelvana co-founder Michael Hirsh, Sheridan’s animation program emphasizes classical principles of animation in a variety of forms, including 2D digital, 3D and stop motion.
Graduates of Sheridan’s esteemed animation program have gone on to work with globally renowned studios including Disney, Pixar, Nelvana, and Guru, producing some of the most beloved characters on screens big and small. Most recently, Sheridan alumna Domee Shi (Bachelor of Animation ’11) was awarded the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for her directorial debut, Bao, at the 91st Academy Awards on Feb. 24, 2019.