What are the main differences?
Seneca College is centrally located in Toronto, which makes commuting easier if you live in Toronto.
The current Seneca animation program is an intensive 16 week course in Maya and a separate 16 week course in SoftImage. Both courses run at the same time and are offered 3 times a year with intakes in Feb., May, and Sept.
The Seneca course is cheaper than the Sheridan course.
Two of the instructors teaching Maya are former software developers that basically wrote the book on Maya. Who better to learn from? Click on this link to go to the site and read about the instructors: www.dmc3d.com/profiles
The class sizes are much smaller which means more time with the instructor, a major plus in any teaching environment.
You won't get a degree from the Seneca program and become a "Master of Animation", but then you don't have to pay over $40,000.00 for the title either.
I teach at Seneca now. (I personally feel this is the BIGGEST difference.)
How can I get into Seneca College?
Give Larry DeFlorio, the co-ordinator of the program a call and set up an appointment to come by the college for a tour of the program. 416 491 5050 ext. 4362 (Try that at Sheridan some time.)
You'll need to bring in a portfolio and have an interview with Larry. (That could be weird.)
What makes Seneca College so good?
See all the differences between Seneca and Sheridan above.
Check out the student films at the website: www.dmc3d.com
Compare them to the one's out of Sheridan and you decide.