Seneca Illustration Graduation Show

Artscape Youngplace
3rd floor hallway Gallery
180 Shaw St, Toronto ON M6J 2W5

April 19-27, 2019
Reception: Wednesday April 24 from 7 – 10p.m. (RSVP)
Gallery Hours: 8AM. – 9 PM daily

Banner Illustration by Zihi (Ian) Jiang – 4th semester graduating student

Seneca’s Illustration diploma is excited to present its 15th Graduate Exhibition from a program that produces a diverse array of talented artists in both digital and traditional mediums. These skills, combined with the entrepreneurial business knowledge produce individuals ready to work in many different specialties including comics, indie arts, children’s books, concept art, spot and packaging illustration. Aboveground Art Supplies is again sponsoring the exhibit with Best in Show award and the Japanese Paper Place is sponsoring with the Japanese Paper Place Traditional Media Award. Both awards will be selected at the reception.

Artscape Youngplace is fully accessible by Ontario standards, with a wheelchair ramp at the 180 Shaw Street doors, an elevator servicing every floor and a fully accessible washroom on every level. The nearby 63 Ossington bus on the TTC is wheelchair accessible. (

The Illustration Diploma offered within the School of Creative Arts and Animation at Seneca College is a two year diploma that combines traditional illustrative media, digital media and business skills. It educates the independent artist to succeed in the rapidly changing world of professional illustration. In addition to building on visual art skills such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital media, students also register their own small business. With website, accounting, marketing and revenue generating skills in the curriculum, students will succeed as entrepreneurial artists. Graduates go on to work in children’s and comic book illustration, spot and advertising illustration and concept art for TV, film and game animation.

The School of Creative Arts and Animation within the Faculty of Communication, Arts and Design, is located at the Seneca@York campus on York University. With campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca College offers degrees, diplomas and certificates renowned for their quality and respected by employers. Combining the highest academic standards with practical, hands-on learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensures Seneca graduates are career-ready. Seneca’s Faculty of Communication, Arts and Design is a recognized leader in education for a comprehensive range of fields including animation, graphic design, illustration, photography, music & performance, documentary filmmaking, media, fashion, and event production.

For more information please contact:
JoAnn Purcell M.A., A.O.C.A.
Professor/Program Coordinator
Independent Illustration
School of Creative Arts and Animation
70 The Pond Road
Toronto, Ontario M3J 3M6
American Illustration collection @ Seneca