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Sheridan College

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is a diploma and degree granting polytechnic institute in Canada, with approximately 18,000 full-time students and 35,000 continuing education students.


3059 S Coffeen Ave
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Sheridan College was established in 1967. The "School of Graphic Design" was located in Brampton, Ontario until 1972, when it moved to the new campus in Oakville, Ontario. The Brampton campus was a converted public school. The school and area were replaced by residential homes. The new Oakville location was still under construction when classes began, half way through the school year, in early 1973. The classes were held in a large open area under triangular skylights which allowed excellent lighting for the students. That building has become merged with many other structures as extensive expansion of the campus has occurred on an ongoing basis. The main courses taught that year were graphic design, fashion design, and animation. Contributions to animation In the 1960s and early 1970s, the Canadian animation industry was little formed and virtually non-existent, excepting animation pioneers of the National Film Board.In 1968 President Porter organized the school's first course in classical animation, even though at the time there was little evidence of demand for graduates. In 1984, Sheridan student John Minnis created the short animation piece Charade. The five-minute film was animated by Minnis with Pantone markers on paper during a single three-month summer term at Sheridan College. The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 57th Academy Awards. As Sheridan's animation department continued to grow, it produced hundreds of animators into Canadian and international studios, at one point in 1996 being called "the Harvard of animation schools" on "a worldwide basis" by animator Michael Hirsh. A significant number of graduates have held key positions at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Don Bluth Productions, Pixar Animation Studios, and DreamWorks Animation, both for traditional and CGI animation. Sheridan graduates include five Academy Award nominees and two winners, and in 2005, animation professor Kaj Pindal won an Emmy Award.

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Danny Antonucci, creator of Ed, Edd n Eddy Jeanette Atwood (Classical Animation), cartoonist, animator Donovan Bailey Charles Bonifacio Vera Brosgol Brent Butt Canadian actor, creator of TV show Corner Gas Carrie-Lynn Neales Canadian actress, Seed (TV series) Sandy Carruthers Svetlana Chmakova Sheldon Cohen, animator and children's book illustrator John Cutruzzola (Fine Arts), Canadian developer and artist Dean DeBlois (Animation), Disney animator, DreamWorks Director Robb Denovan Trish Doan of the metal band Kittie Ian D'Sa (Classical Animation), of the rock band Billy Talent Tom Freda (Applied Photography), photographer, activist Michel Gagn� (Classical Animation) R. Scott Gemmill (T.V Writer) Wayne Gilbert (Classical Animation) Paul Gilligan Christopher Guinness, Art Director, animator, multi-Addy Award Winner Bryce Hallett (Classical Animation), animator/director, Frog Feet Productions Glen Hanson (Classical Animation), illustrator, art director, writer (Spy Groove) Steve Heineman, artist Philip Hoffman, filmmaker, York University Professor Raman Hui, co-director of Shrek the Third Alison Jutzi, actor, singer Jon Klassen, illustrator and children's book author John Kricfalusi, (attended for one year), creator of The Ren and Stimpy Show Dan Lee (Classical Animation) Pixar animator Lisa J. Lennox (Music Theatre Performance), actor Troy Little, animator, graphic-novel creator Andrew Kenneth Martin, photographer, actor (Train 48) Glenn McQueen, supervising animator, Pixar Animation Studios (deceased) Alex Milne, comic book artist Gary Pearson (Illustration, Cartooning and Graphic Story), editorial cartoonist James Picard (Fine Arts), artist, teacher, humanitarian Nikki Ponte artist Nik Ranieri (Classical Animation), Disney animator Kathy Shaidle, author Don Sparrow (Advanced Illustration), editorial illustrator Michael Therriault (Music Theatre Performance), actor Harland Williams, actor and comedian Andrew Wright, artist Samantha Youssef (Classical Animation) Disney animator