Animation Portfolio Preparation for College

This animation portfolio preparation class will help students applying to college animation programs prepare their portfolios with guidance from a professional animator/illustrator who graduated from the Sheridan College Bachelor of Animation program.

Each week will consist of a different lesson catered towards specific portfolio requirements such as anatomy, character design, animation, storyboarding and layout. Students will focus on creating their best work with weekly one-on-one sessions to discuss progress and provide feedback. Students who take this class are usually applying to:

Sheridan, Seneca, Humber, George Brown & Fanshawe Colleges

Please note that taking this class will improve your portfolio but does not guarantee admission to art programs.


Dates: Sunday - October 6 to November 17, 2024

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Holiday: No class on October 13 (Thanksgiving Weekend)

Sessions: 6

Price: $230

Materials: Additional Purchase Required - See Materials List

Discounts: A discount of $15 is available to students currently enrolled in our Art Refined program & Adult Members. Enter coupon PPREP at the checkout.

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Workshop Experience

  • A different lesson each week, covering the subjects:
    • How to structure figure drawings
    • Anatomy of hands
    • How to design and rotate an original character
    • Animation techniques
    • How to storyboard
    • Creating perspective line drawings
  • Students will have time to work on the lesson with individual guidance from the instructor.
  • One-on-one consultations to review student work, discuss progress and provide feedback

About the Instructor

Deepanu Sumbriya

Deepanu Sumbriya is an Animator and Illustrator based in Brampton, Ontario. After graduating from Sheridan College's Honours Bachelor of Animation program, she has worked on a variety of projects including commercials, short films, instructional videos, mobile games and a children's book.



Students bring to each class:

  • Loose blank paper (and something to put under it)
  • Drawing utensils
  • Sketchbook
  • Portfolio requirements from the institution they are applying to
  • Any work in progress or completed portfolio pieces. Please keep in mind that a good animation portfolio takes months of preparation, so continue to work on portfolio pieces between sessions and after the workshop has concluded.