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Fashion Arts

Fashion Arts

Program Code:FAA
Campus:Newnham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

Fashion Arts design and production is a three-year program which offers you a career-oriented education for the fashion industry. As a Fashion Arts student you will study textiles (both woven and knitted), the history of fashion, computer-aided design and production methods. Through field placement, design competitions and volunteering you have an opportunity to experience the industry, build connections and develop individual creativity and growth. As a student in the School of Fashion you have access to Seneca's Fashion Resource Centre, a collection of Canadian-worn garments and accessories. This collection offers you opportunities to enhance your studies of design, fabrics and construction techniques.

Field Placement

Field Placement is a valuable component of the Fashion Arts program and is a requirement for graduation.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:
    • Grade 11 or 12 Fashion Skills
    • Grade 12 Mathematics.

Fees

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Your Career

Fashion is a timeless art. With your Fashion Arts advanced diploma there are a variety of careers available to you, including designer, assistant designer, patternmaker, grader, samplemaker and production co-ordinator in womenswear and menswear, as well as positions in the areas of marketing, textiles and quality control.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Apparel Affinity Group
  • Apparel Human Resource Council
  • Costume Society of Ontario (CSO)
  • Fashion Group International (FGI)
  • Fashion Takes Action
  • The Institute of Textile Science
  • The Textile Museum of Canada
  • Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI)

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
CGC110 Clothing Construction I
DSW120 Fashion Design I
EAC150 College English
PTW110 Pattern Making I
 
Semester 2
CAD202 Fashion Computer Aided Design
CGC210 Clothing Construction II
DSW220 Fashion Design II
FSH200 Evolution of Fashion
PTW210 Pattern Making II
TXF212 Textiles II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CAD302 Fashion Computer Aided Design II
CGC310 Clothing Construction III
DSW315 Fashion Design III
KND362 Knitwear Design
PMW310 Pattern Making - Men and Women
TXF313 Textiles III
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
CAD402 Fashion Computer Aided Design III
DSW415 Fashion Design IV
GRD400 Grading
KND462 Knitwear Design
PMW410 Pattern Making - Men and Women
TMW411 Tailoring for Men and Women
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 5
CGC510 Clothing Construction V
DSW512 Fashion Design V
PRM501 Production Methods: Apparel Industry & Quality Control
PTC502 Computer Aided Pattern Making
PTW510 Pattern Making V
 
Semester 6
CGC610 Clothing Construction VI
DSW615 Fashion Design VI
DSW701 Fashion CAD Portfolio
PRM600 Production Planning and Quality Control
PTW610 Pattern Making VI
 

Note: Students will also be required to successfully complete an Experiential Learning Activity.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
CGC110 Clothing Construction I
DSW120 Fashion Design I
EAC150 College English
PTW110 Pattern Making I
 
Semester 2
CAD202 Fashion Computer Aided Design
CGC210 Clothing Construction II
DSW220 Fashion Design II
FSH200 Evolution of Fashion
PTW210 Pattern Making II
TXF212 Textiles II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CAD302 Fashion Computer Aided Design II
CGC310 Clothing Construction III
DSW315 Fashion Design III
KND362 Knitwear Design
PMW310 Pattern Making - Men and Women
TXF313 Textiles III
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
CAD402 Fashion Computer Aided Design III
DSW415 Fashion Design IV
GRD400 Grading
KND462 Knitwear Design
PMW410 Pattern Making - Men and Women
TMW411 Tailoring for Men and Women
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 5
CGC510 Clothing Construction V
DSW512 Fashion Design V
PRM501 Production Methods: Apparel Industry & Quality Control
PTC502 Computer Aided Pattern Making
PTW510 Pattern Making V
 
Semester 6
CGC610 Clothing Construction VI
DSW615 Fashion Design VI
DSW701 Fashion CAD Portfolio
PRM600 Production Planning and Quality Control
PTW610 Pattern Making VI
 

Note: Students will also be required to successfully complete an Experiential Learning Activity.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CGC110 Clothing Construction I 4
DSW120 Fashion Design I 3
EAC150 College English 3
PTW110 Pattern Making I 5
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CAD202 Fashion Computer Aided Design 2
CGC210 Clothing Construction II 4
DSW220 Fashion Design II 3
FSH200 Evolution of Fashion 3
PTW210 Pattern Making II 5
TXF212 Textiles II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CAD302 Fashion Computer Aided Design II 2
CGC310 Clothing Construction III 4
DSW315 Fashion Design III 2
KND362 Knitwear Design 3
PMW310 Pattern Making - Men and Women 4
TXF313 Textiles III 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CAD402 Fashion Computer Aided Design III 2
DSW415 Fashion Design IV 2
GRD400 Grading 2
KND462 Knitwear Design 3
PMW410 Pattern Making – Men and Women 4
TMW411 Tailoring for Men and Women 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CGC510 Clothing Construction V 3
DSW512 Fashion Design V 4
PRM501 Production Methods: Apparel Industry & Quality Control 3
PTC502 Computer Aided Pattern Making 4
PTW510 Pattern Making V 4
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CGC610 Clothing Construction VI 4
DSW615 Fashion Design VI 3
DSW701 Fashion CAD Portfolio 2
PRM600 Production Planning and Quality Control 4
PTW610 Pattern Making VI 4
 

Note: Students will also be required to successfully complete an Experiential Learning Activity.

Contact Us

www.senecacollege.ca/fashion
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Maureen Massicot
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22014
Maureen.Massicot@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Eric Kiely
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22465
Eric.Kiely@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Michel Cote
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26752
Michel.Cote@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Gitte Hansen
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22160
Gitte.Hansen@senecacollege.ca
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