Monday, September 7, 2009

Link to Successful Applicant Portfolios

If you are applying to Sheridan College and wish to see what an application portfolio looks like, please go here. Andrew Murray has put together a blog featuring the portfolios of students who were admitted to the program and will be adding to it in the near future.

44 comments:

joshcart said...

Now i can clearly see how i got such a low mark! this will aid me next year!

Khoi said...

wow... kind of discouraging, so this is the type of work they expect to see if you want to get accepted?

iven said...

Hi there I want to apply for Sheridan College, Bachlor of Applied Arts - Animation.

If theres somebody how can help me with my Portfolio I am drawing like mad, and this is the link to my Profile from the Conceptart Board:
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=110925

check my Animations too,...
www.iveno.de

Would like to chatt with some others,.....

Jamie Metzger said...

Don't worry, khoi. I failed miserably on my first application to Sheridan, but after Fundies (Art Fundamentals) I literally TRIPLED my score. You can do it.

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Angela said...

Thanks Jamie and Jonathan for posting your portfolios online for all of us prospective Sheridan students. They're very helpful. Good luck this semester!

Mitch said...

I'm wondering, are there any certain drawing styles preferred in the BAAA program? I hope to apply to Sheridan, but I'm concerned about any style preferences.

Harshan Lowe said...
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Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me when they will let us know if we are in or not after we submit the portfolio. Thanks

Mark Mayerson said...

I believe that applicants are notified in early April.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mark, Hey maybe you know this too...How many students are admitted into this program each term?

Mark Mayerson said...

125

Anonymous said...

Would you happen to know approx how may portfolios are received each term to select these 125 from?

Mark Mayerson said...

If I remember correctly, I believe that we received about 530 portfolios this year.

Dan said...

isnt that waaay down from what it has been in the past?

Mark Mayerson said...

I believe that we've had approximately 600 for the past several years. Before that, I wasn't involved with the application process.

Anonymous said...

I understand that Ontario Residents and Canadians in general receive first priority...How many international students are usually admitted to each term? Thanks for all you info Mark...It been a great help.

Mark Mayerson said...

I'm sorry, but I don't know how many spaces are reserved for international students.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the percentage of sheridan Grads from the Animation program that obtain employment in this field after graduation? Job Placement rate? Sorry about all the questions, but thanks again for the information that you have provided!!!

Mark Mayerson said...

I don't have information about the job placement rate, but I don't think that it would be very useful. Those students applying now for the program won't be entering the workforce for four years. It's impossible to know what state the animation industry and the wider economy will be in at that time.

Also, percentages imply a totally level playing field and that's not the case in any industry. That means that a graduate's ability to find a job will depend on personal ability, work ethic, social skills, and luck, in combination with the state of the industry at any given time.

While it would be comforting to hear that 90% of grads find work in the field (and that may be true for all I know), that still doesn't guarantee that a specific individual will be part of that 90%.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I totally understand. Thanks again for all your info. Greatly Appreciated!

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Anonymous said...

Hello all, I was wondering if anyone has gone through the portfolio process at Sheridan how many points would be taken off if the work was not labelled. The work was put into a professional portfolio, in the correct order of the requirements. I did not realize they should have been labelled until after the fact looking at the rubrics.

Also, if you don't get in to the Bachelor of Arts in Animation and get accepted into the Arts and Fundamentals which I am, what is the likelihood of getting into the animation program from Arts and Fundamentals. I just recently received an offer of admission to Centennial for their animation program but would prefer to get into Sheridan.

Thanks.

Mark Mayerson said...

Congratulations on being accepted into the animation program at Centennial.

There is a portfolio category called "overall impact/presentation" that is the only area that would deal with labels. It's impossible to know how a specific portfolio was graded (you will receive the grades from Sheridan at some point), but if the work was well-organized, I would think that the lack of labels would not be a problem.

Many students successfully enter the BAA animation program after a year of art fundamentals.

Good luck with your Sheridan animation application. Perhaps you won't have to choose between Centennial and Sheridan's art fundamentals program.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mark for your comments. I hope things work out for me at Sheridan. There is some really tough competition. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I got a conditional offer for the program and also recieved my score sheet(Scored pretty close to the minimum).
I was wondering, does the minimum score for admission usually rise once they finish reviewing all the portfolios, or does it lower? (Pretty scared that my offer will be removed D:)

Mark Mayerson said...

I'm sorry, but I don't know anything about conditional offers or how they play out. I wish you luck and hope you get into the program.

Anonymous said...

I see. Well, thanks anyway:)

Mark Mayerson said...

I checked with the animation department secretary, Paulette Geffros, about what a conditional offer is. If I'm interpreting this correctly, it means that an applicant has to successfully complete their high school courses and maintain the necessary grade average. So, if someone in high school has a conditional offer, if the person doesn't screw up their high school courses, they are in.

Here's what Paulette sent me:

All applicants with high enough scores to get in but have not completed their high school or shown proof that they have the following academic requirements.


Program Eligibility

*Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:*

* English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)

/plus /

* One senior-level Visual Arts credit at the M, or Open Level
* Four other Grade 12 subjects at the U or M level
* Minimum 65% overall average

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! That's a big relief, thanks for checking. Really appreciate it, changed my mood big time:D

weisen1 said...

Wondering if anyone else here got in and would like to exchange e-mails/facebooks/msn/whateverthehellpeopleusethesedays.
You know, network a little before orientation and first day of classes, break the ice so to speak.

E-mail --> weisen.1@hotmail.com
Facebook --> Anita Waysen Tang

Hopefully I don't come across as too pushy putting this out there : )

Anonymous said...

Hey Anita:

Congrats! I am still waiting to find out if I am in or not. I am 3rd on the waiting list at Seneca and was told by admissions it would be a matter of days or weeks that I will get an offer from them. I sure hope I get an offer from Sheridan though. Do you have your portfolio submission on line somewhere. I would really like to see the quality of work they are letting in. When did you find out?

Sean

Rany said...

Hey guys, I'm getting pretty nervous because i didn't hear anything about my application yet. it still says under consideration on the website and i got no letter in the mail or anything. I'm taking it as a bad sign that i didn't hear anything yet :( what do u think?

weisen1 said...

@Sean: I found out at the beginning of this week, not that long ago really.

As for works online, I only have a couple, mostly character based stuff (I should tell you though that I only did really well on the character rotation, character movement and facial expressions did alright-ish).

Facial expressions

Dynamic Pose

Character Rotation:
Front
3/4 Front
Profile
3/4 Back
Back

@Rany: I've heard quite a few offers are just leaking in, some people just happened to get it earlier than others. Be optimistic, you have until the end of the month and a bit of the beginning of the next : )

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if Art fundies will really improve your portfolio for animation? like for example, i heard 60 people out of the 125-150 are from art fundies..so I was wondering if that was correct..
also would it be possible to have a re-evaluation or speak to the teachers who marked it so I can know what I did wrong, and where I can improve? I asked my friend who attends sheridan and he told me that you had to make an appointment to speak to the first year teachers, so if I could get some clarification on that, it'd be greatly appreciated!
Congrats to all that made it in, and good luck to all that are trying again next year =)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Anita. Your lines are so much cleaner than mine. I will hope for the best but at least if it does not work out for Sheridan for me, Seneca has accepted me.

weisen1 said...

Your welcome, and good luck to the applicants that haven't gotten their response yet.

(Also, as an afterthought, it might be because I live close to Oakville that I got my response faster than other people, so hold on tight : ) )

Anonymous said...

hi does anyone know how many people in average get in to the program off the waiting list?

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I'm looking to apply for the Visual and Creative Arts program for Jan 2010. I've been looking for the portfolio requirements list on this site but can't seem to find it anywhere. A little help please!
Thanks.

Mark Mayerson said...

You're not going to find information about anything other than the animation program on this site.

Andrew Bodor is the coordinator of the program you're interested in. Go to http://it.sheridanc.on.ca/corpdir/index.php and type in his name to get his contact information.

marry said...

Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!
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Anonymous said...

I have a question Mark.So the mark avg is 65% . what is weighed more your academics or your porfolio to get into the animation program?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm not sure if you're still active here but I'm contemplating on whether to take Art Fundamentals at Sheridan or another 1-year certificate program at a college closer to home to prepare myself and build a portfolio before applying into Animation at Sheridan.

I was just wondering if you know whether Sheridan's Art Fundies students are generally given priority in the application process or is it solely based on portfolio materials and high school grades?

I'm not entirely sure if the program I'm considering (Art & Script Fundamentals @ Mohawk) would help prepare me for Sheridan's Animation program.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have been accepted by St.Clair, Centennial, and Humber. Humber I was accepted in the interview... I was wondering if it was bad if I haven't heard back from Sheridan. Does this mean I was down in the mess of it. Does it mean I didn't stand out but they didn't throw me out. So is there a possibilty that I could recieve a conditional offer or third round offer or something. Or does it just take time to process the appilicants. Does anyone know when the offers start to go out.