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Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Technology

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
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Program description

Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Technology

KPU's Bachelor of Design, Fashion and Technology program has an international reputation for building tomorrow's fashion leaders. Our unique, industry-focused curriculum gives students the design skills, business acumen and marketing savvy they need to compete in the global fashion marketplace.

Admission requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • Portfolio Review and Orientation Session

For more information, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Term 1

  • Introduction to Professional Communication
  • Fundamentals of Fashion Design
  • The Apparel Industry
  • Fundamentals of Apparel Pattern Drafting
  • Fundamentals of Apparel Construction

Term 2

  • Fundamentals of Digital Communication
  • Textiles & Technology I
  • Fundamentals of Apparel Production
  • Fundamentals of Fashion Drawing
  • Introduction to Marketing

Year 2

Term 3

  • Introduction to University Writing
  • Fashion Design Theory and Process I
  • Fashion History I
  • Style Production I
  • Textiles & Technology II

Term 4

  • Fashion Design Theory and Process II
  • Fashion History II
  • Fashion History II
  • CAD Drafting Methodologies

Year 3

Term 5

  • Surface Design
  • Apparel Product Development
  • Advanced Technical Apparel Design & Production
  • Professional Practices

Term 6

  • Manufacturing Methodology
  • Draping Methodology
  • Professional Practicum

Year 4

Term 7

  • Collection: Design Development
  • Apparel in the Global Economy
  • Innovative Pattern Cutting

Term 8

  • Professional Promotion
  • Collection: Production
  • Advanced Digital Communication

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

Career opportunities

Depending upon capabilities and interests, students work for large companies as members of design, production or marketing teams, for smaller design houses, working in all aspects of the business, engage in entrepreneurial (examples include Allison Wonderland, Trunk Show, Flaming Angels, Osei-Duro, Jolie Couture and Taylor Hart Designs) or freelance endeavors. In all instances, graduates need to be well versed in all three aspects of the business (design, production and marketing) to fully contribute as a team player. Emerging designers prosper best if they have a solid background and experience in production and marketing.

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About this institute

Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...

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Why study at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Canada ranked #1 study abroad country

Canada has been ranked the #1 study abroad country in the world for 2020! Known for its untouched natural beauty, friendly and welcoming locals, and a culture of tolerance and diversity, Canada is a clear choice for students looking to study abroad.

With 5 campuses, 140 programs, and 20,000 full time students each year, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is one of the largest and most exciting universities in the Metro Vancouver region of Canada. It’s why thousands of international students from around 70 countries choose to study at KPU each year.

As an international student at KPU, your education will be relevant and thought-provoking. Your instructors will care deeply about your learning, and our programs will offer you the opportunity to get real, hands-on experience to prepare you for your dream career—whether in Canada, or beyond. And at every step in your journey, our welcoming international student services will be there to support you and celebrate your success. Plus? Metro Vancouver is one of the most beautiful and livable places in the entire world.

Contact info

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey

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