OSSD with the majority of courses at the College(C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.
The ability to read/understand garment patterns and sewing skills at the basic level is recommended for success in this program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
This two year Fashion Design diploma program focuses on the sewing, drafting and crafting skills used in the fashion industry. Simulating industry standards and practices, students will become skilled in the essentials of pattern making, pattern grading, and clothing construction. Industrial machines will be used to sew garments and accessories. Core subject matter includes textiles, technical specifications and fashion illustration. Computerized pattern drafting and standard business applications are also part of the core curricula.
- Annual fashion show highlights student creations and gives students the chance to network with local retailers and guests at a pop up shop and after party after at the fashion show.
- Opportunity for constructed costumes to be worn by performers of the Music Theatre Performance Program.
- Faculty are industry professionals.
- Field trip to Toronto Fashion Week, work backstage and tour manufacturers, fabric suppliers, design studios and exhibits during fashion week.
- Visit Stratford Festival and tour the costume warehouse and design studios.
- Be part of a production team for a charity project.
- Students present their collections to a panel of industry professionals.
- Photo shoots of the students garments are completed as part of their portfolio.
- Participate in local fashion events to gain hands on experience.
Employment may be found in clothing and textiles companies, retail establishments, and manufacturing companies or through entrepreneurial opportunities. Graduates may find design and production opportunities in film, television, theatre and video productions, and garments and textiles.
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2016-2017 Tuition Fees
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.
Beyond the Runway: The Impact of Fashion
Fashion Marketing & Communication
Garment Construction I
Pattern Drafting I
General Education Elective
Garment Construction II
Pattern Drafting II
Intro to Computerized Drafting
Software-Based Fashion Design
Garment Construction III
Pattern Drafting III
Costumes, Past and Present
General Education Elective
Technical Design for Fashion
Garment Construction IV
Pattern Drafting IV
Computerized Marker Making and Grading