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The Fashion Studies 10 course Certificate is designed to meet challenging professional standards and practices in the current fashion industry. Students have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of garment construction, pattern making and design elements. The program is hands-on learning using current technology and equipment.

Students may also be interested in the following Recognition of Achievement programs: Pattern Making, Garment Construction and Couture Sewing - Advanced.

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Curriculum

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses (7)

DCP103
Basics of Garment Construction
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This course introduces students to the industrial sewing machine, simple patterns and basic fabric preparation. Preparation of fabric, correct measuring, layouts & cutting procedures precede the construction of two garments. Garments are constructed using recognized industrial methods with an industrial single needle machine and a serger.




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DCP110
Garment Construction Level I
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DCP103

This course covers the basic principles employed in garment construction. Professional standards are emphasized through the completion of samples giving the student a thorough foundation in garment construction principles. Techniques employed in the production of women's lined skirts and knit casual wear are emphasized. Garments are constructed using recognized industrial methods with an industrial single needle machine and a serger.




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DCP120
Pattern Making Level I
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DCP103

Students learn the basic principles of pattern drafting, using flat pattern methods and basic pattern designing. Topics include use of traditional darted blocks, skirt and bodice, with special emphasis on dart control and manipulation, yokes, flaring techniques, fullness, facings and waistbands.




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DCP150
Fashion Design
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This course assists students to develop an imaginative, skillful and sensitive approach to fashion design. A series of creative projects and drawing exercises allows the exploration of the elements of design. Working with different media strengthens the sense of aesthetics and design organization skill in fashion.




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DCP160
Design and Textiles
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Fashion design and textiles are synonymous in the perfect garment. This course covers an aesthetic appreciation of fabrics as related to designing garments. Fibres and fabrics are studied so that the student learns to understand fabric behaviour and correctly select fabric suitable to end use and care.




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DCP210
Garment Construction Level II
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP110

This course provides the student with a thorough knowledge of the standard industrial techniques used in the construction of garments. A shirt and dress are produced based on a careful progression of difficulty. Garments are constructed using recognized industrial methods with an industrial single needle machine and a serger.




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DCP220
Pattern Making Level II
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP120

Students are introduced to advanced pattern making techniques used in the drafting of dresses, blouses and shirts, and drafting of the sleeve block into more stylized sleeves. Emphasis is placed on accuracy, fit, and the correct interpretation of styling for design purposes, as well as preparation of dartless blocks. Flat pattern methods using darted and dartless blocks are also included.




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Elective Courses (3)

DCP130
Draping
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP110 and DCP120

Draping is a subject of its own and is a complementary technique to flat pattern drafting. Widely used in the apparel industry, draping allows a designer to create directly with the fabric on the dress form using shapes and styles that the rigidity of the flat pattern method cannot achieve.




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DCP171
Bridal Wear
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DCP110 and DCP120

Students learn the basic principles of dress design, pattern-making and construction required for the construction of bridal wear. Special emphasis is given to details such as trims, laces and beading as well as special design elements found only in bridal wear.




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DCP173
Corsetry and Bra Making
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP110 and DCP120

Students apply basic sewing principles and techniques to the creation of bras and corset foundation garments. Students are introduced to methods of pattern-drafting and construction techniques for a selection of styles. Emphasis is on custom fitting challenges and determining the proper style to meet the individual's comfort and functional needs. Access to a zigzag machine is required.




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DCP195
Fitting, Adjustments and Alterations
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP110 and DCP120

Ready-made garments often require minor or major alterations in order to achieve the correct hang and fit. Commercial patterns fit standard body measurements and shapes, but individuals often require corrections or adaptations to achieve a garment which compliments the figure correctly. This course covers techniques used in both areas.




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DCP240
Grading Techniques
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DCP120

Grading Techniques is designed to introduce students to the principles and methods of pattern grading for apparel. Concepts of body growth, figure types, standardized sizing and grade distribution will be introduced. Methods of resourcing and applying sizing standards to produce a range of sizes from a master pattern will be introduced. Major emphasis is placed on the application of grading techniques.




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DCP300
Ladies' Suit Jackets
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DCP110 and DCP120

Students learn to construct the ultimate ladies' suit jacket using the latest high-end industrial techniques. Topics include fabric selection, linings and interfacings, specialty features such as bound and welt pockets, two-piece sleeves and how to bag the lining. The construction method used is simplified and students find it easy and fun to follow with professional results.




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DCP301
Menswear
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This course offers students the opportunity to enhance and compliment their learning by exploring the world of men's wear. Develop the building blocks required to understand the design and pattern making of men's basic garments. Project includes pattern development for a man's top and bottom test garment in muslin.




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DCP310
Garment Construction Level III
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP210

Students learn modern apparel construction techniques demonstrating advanced standards of work. The use and care of industrial equipment, together with technological advances in such equipment, are included. To enhance students' standards of construction and handling of fabric, two garments are produced: a pair of women's lined classic pants (wool or wool blend) and a dress using specialty evening wear fabrics (velvets, taffettas, lurex, etc.)




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DCP320
Pattern Making Level III
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP220

This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in DCP120 & DCP220. The student is introduced to more advanced pattern making skills, including the pant and raglan sleeves. This course also covers blocks and patterns for jackets, including two piece sleeve and notched collar.




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DCP330
Custom Block Making
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP120

Endless styling and design possibilities exist when students have their own comprehensive and verified blocks. This course integrates accurate measuring and personal fitting techniques enabling students to draft a complete set of customized master blocks. Using a step-by-step approach, students produce a custom fitted set of blocks that include bodices, skirts, sleeves and pants.




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DCP350
Dance and Skate Costumes
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Prerequisite(s):

DCP110 and DCP120

This subjects provides fashion students with the opportunity to learn the knowledge, skills, and techniques required to produce Dance, Skating, and Gymnastic costumes for girls and women. Experienced sewing and pattern making students will have the practical opportunity to produce a costume of their choosing using the latest pattern styles, fabrics, and trims.




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Other Courses of Interest

PTC503
PAD System Pattern Design and Grading
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This course is an introduction to computer aided design using PAD System Software. Students will digitize patterns, manipulate basic blocks, grade and create piece lists using the software to meet industry needs.




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Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Minimum Performance for Graduation

Students will only be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if they have maintained an overall good standing in their current program of study. Students in degree programs will be eligible to graduate when they have obtained an average of C (2.5 GPA) in courses in the main field of study, and an average of C (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.

Program Contacts

Maria Graziosi
Program Assistant
Maria.Graziosi@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22512


Mary Duldouras
Part-time Program Coordinator
Mary.Duldouras@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24122


Barbara Pimenoff
Program Coordinator
Barbara.Pimenoff@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24019


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