Sheridan College - Graduate Programs

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Visual Effects

Sheridan College - Graduate Programs

Faculty:Faculty of Animation, Arts, & Design
Field of Study:Animation, Interactive Tech., Video Graphics and Special Effects
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $13,075

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges. The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first 3 academic terms of study at Sheridan; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Careers:AnimatorsVideo Game Level DesignerVideo Game Designers


The Visual Effects program at Sheridan provides the industry's most comprehensive curriculum by leveraging the knowledge and facilities of our world-renowned Computer Animation and Advanced TV and Film programs. Our instructors bring years of industry experience and a passion for creating visual effects.

Graduates have gone on to careers as digital visual effects animators, compositors, motion trackers, rotoscope artists and as lighting and shading specialists.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Sheridan's Computer Animation program or equivalent as assessed by Sheridan.
  • postsecondary diploma or degree in art and/or design.
  • and/or demonstrated competence through relevant educational and/or work experience.
  • Additional Admission Requirements:
      Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of:

    • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience
    • Letter of Intent and résumé
    • Portfolio assessment
    • A portfolio review fee is required with the submission.
    • Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted to at the time of application.
    • English Language Proficiency

      Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES. A general (document-by-document) or a comprehensive (course-by-course) assessment is required. Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

    • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on September 29, 2022