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Fashion Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in the Fashion Industry

There are many exciting careers in the fashion industry for those with an eye for style and the discipline to channel their creativity. Whether you're interested in the business angle of fashion or marketing yourself as a fashion designer, fashion programs at Ontario colleges can get you where you need to go.

If you're ready to start your career in an industry where hard work pays off, here's what you need to know. More

Fashion Courses

Fashion arts and fashion design programs are structured to give students full knowledge of the industry, from fashion history to the very latest in textile technology. Courses in pattern drafting, garment construction and computer-aided design encourage both traditional hands-on practices as well as the use of the latest software and technology.

Many Ontario college fashion programs cover specific areas in the industry. These include (but aren't limited to):

  • Fashion Merchandising. Blending fashion with retail, covering retail management, branding, visual merchandising, promotion and more.
  • Fashion Business / Management. Focusing on merging practical business training into the fashion world, preparing students for careers in store management or product marketing.

In both areas you can expect plenty of real-world training opportunities to complement your education, including meeting with industry professionals and traveling to new fashion hotspots all over the world. A work placement may also be part of the curriculum.

General Fashion Program Requirements

Fashion programs at Ontario colleges generally require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, which includes a grade 12 English credit and a senior mathematics course (individual credit requirements will vary). Courses such as dramatic arts, communications and drafting are often encouraged.

Fashion Jobs and Salaries

From hands-on jobs such as pattern making or fashion buying to behind-the-scenes work like costume research for film and theatre, there are many opportunities open to fashion program graduates. Students are also prepared to market their own designs or work with retailers as design consultants.

Because the job market is so diverse, salaries can vary. Starting salaries may be as low as $23,000 to $28,000 per year, but with experience or through building an independent client base, salaries may reach $50,000 or more per year.

Ontario Colleges Offering Fashion Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of fashion programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Bachelor of Commerce - Fashion Management HUMBER LAKESHORE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Commerce - Fashion Management


  • Program Length: 8 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 22101
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Bachelor of Commerce - Fashion Management HUMBER LAKESHORE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Bachelor of Commerce - Fashion Management


  • Program Length: 8 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 22101
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Costume Production FANSHAWE LONDON - DOWNTOWN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Costume Production


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: TCS2
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. It Is Offered At The Centre For Digital And Performance Arts In Downtown London.

Show details Design Foundations FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Design Foundations


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: DFN1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Design Foundations FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Design Foundations


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: DFN1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Fashion Arts HUMBER NORTH CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fashion Arts


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 10011
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Fashion Arts HUMBER NORTH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Fashion Arts


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 10011
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Fashion Arts SENECA NEWNHAM CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fashion Arts


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: FAA
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Fashion Arts SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Fashion Arts


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: FAA
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Fashion Business SENECA NEWNHAM CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fashion Business


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: FAB
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Fashion Business and Management CENTENNIAL PROGRESS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fashion Business and Management


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 2460
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Fashion Business Industry GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fashion Business Industry


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: F112
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Fashion Business Management SENECA NEWNHAM CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fashion Business Management


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: FBM
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Fashion Design FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fashion Design


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: DFS4
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Fashion Design ST. CLAIR MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fashion Design


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: B877
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Fashion Management GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fashion Management


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: F102
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Includes A 280 Hour Field Education Experience From May To June At The End Of Semester 2 With A September Start Or At The End Of Semester 4 With A January Start.

Show details Fashion Management GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Fashion Management


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: F102
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Includes A 280 Hour Field Education Experience From May To June At The End Of Semester 2 With A September Start Or At The End Of Semester 4 With A January Start.

Show details Fashion Management and Promotion HUMBER LAKESHORE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fashion Management and Promotion


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 40501
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Fashion Merchandising FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fashion Merchandising


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: FMC2
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Fashion Studies SENECA NEWNHAM CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Fashion Studies


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: FST
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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