New pathway to a degree: Bachelor of Craft and Design at Sheridan College


Haliburton, ON (Jan. 30, 2017) –
Fleming College and Sheridan College have signed a new agreement that provides a pathway from a Fleming diploma to the Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design (BC&D) degree at Sheridan.

The agreement applies to eligible graduates of Fleming’s Visual and Creative Arts Diploma program who have specialized in fibre arts, glassblowing or ceramics. Fleming graduates can enter directly into the second year of the four-year BC&D. These students will be further exempt from select courses within the degree program.

“A partnership with Sheridan College provides Fleming College graduates with an opportunity to seamlessly continue developing their studio practice while earning an Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design. Further, this pathway is an acknowledgment of the degree ready skills that our students develop during their studies at Haliburton School of Art + Design,” said Sandra Dupret, Dean of the Haliburton School of Art + Design and Principal of the Haliburton Campus.

The Visual and Creative Arts Diploma, part of the Haliburton School of Art + Design, covers fundamental art and design principles and builds critical skills such as design, drawing and media applications. This is paired with the intensive studio courses in a specific medium.

About Sheridan College
Founded in 1967, Sheridan has grown from a local college of 400 students to one of Ontario’s leading postsecondary institutions, educating approximately 21,000 full-time and 17,000 continuing and part-time studies students every year on four campuses in three Ontario cities – Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga. An award-winning institution, Sheridan attracts students from across Canada and around the world. Sheridan’s 110,000+ alumni play a critical role in shaping the future of our society in the fields of arts, business, community service, health, technology, and the skilled trades.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370