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Mark Mayerson · From fps #4 · September 1, 2005 | While Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, continues to be one of the leading animation schools in Canada, the nature of the program there has undergone a change. In the past, the program was three years long and granted students a diploma. Starting two years ago, the program expanded to four years and now grants Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) degrees.

One reason for this change was to bring Sheridan up to the same level as animation schools in the US. CalArts, the School of Visual Arts, Ringling College, and the Rhode Island School of Design are just some of the US schools offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in animation.

The animation program at Sheridan is the first program there to grant degrees and as a result is falling under different provincial regulations. This is leading to some complications.

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You'll find it and many other articles in the September 2005 issue of fps, available as a free download.
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