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Fashion Design

Fanshawe College
3 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Blended learning
London (Ontario, Canada)
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About this program

Fashion Design

Fashion Design is a three year co-operative Ontario College Advanced Diploma program providing professional career-directed training in the development, production management and marketing of apparel design. Through classroom theory, lecture, lab work, field trips and work term experience, skills are applied. Networking with industry professionals promotes future employment opportunities. Emphasis is placed on design analysis, apparel manufacturing and technology, and design communications and marketing. Skills such as fashion illustration, computer-aided design, pattern-making and draping, and garment construction techniques are taught, and supported by studies of textile technology, historical research, manufacturing processes and applied computerized technology in the fashion industry. The program fosters creative and independent problem solving in students, preparing them for a future in the various sectors of the rapidly changing fashion industry.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Reason & Writing 1-Art & Design
  • Pattern Making 1
  • Fashion Drawing & Theory
  • Sample Room Production 1
  • Design Studio 1
  • Fashion Industry Analysis

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Computerized Fashion Illustration 1
  • Textile Science 1
  • Pattern Making 2
  • Design Studio 2
  • Sample Room Production 2
  • Communications for Design
  • Co-operative Education Employment Prep
  • Technical Drawings & Specifications

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Computerized Fashion Illustr. & Spec
  • Sample Room Production 3
  • Computers for Apparel Manufacturing 1
  • Pattern Making 3
  • Design Studio 3
  • Textile Science 2
  • Style Influences & Attitudes 1

Level 4

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • The Business of Fashion
  • Sample Room Production 4
  • Comp for Apparel Manuf 2
  • Design Studio 4
  • Pattern Making 4
  • Style Influences & Attitudes 2
  • Drape

Level 5

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Global Apparel Sourcing & Mass Product
  • Sample Room Production 5
  • Computers for Apparel Manufacturing 3
  • Design Studio 5
  • Pattern Making 5
  • Industrial Pattern Grading
  • Portfolio & Career Development

Level 6

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Sample Room Production 6
  • Line Development
  • Fashion Show Production

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,360.26 CAD, and the total fees are 2,694.93 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,233.50 CAD, and the total fees are 9,174.15 CAD.

Please note fees are subject to change. Please visit Fanshawe’s website for the most up to date information.


Diploma; Co-op; University Transfer

Career paths

Graduates find employment in positions of development production and production in apparel manufacturing including designers, assistant designers, technical designers, computerized fashion illustrators, pattern makers, graders, quality controller technicians, or CAD aided design technologists. Graduates could also become independent designers or consultants

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About this institute

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...

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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

Contact info

Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario

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