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Fashion Business

Fashion Business

Program Code:FAB
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

As a student of Fashion Business, you'll be prepared to enter the fashion industry, one of the most exciting areas of business in Canada today. Course work will be delivered in a mixed mode of lab-based activities as well as theory-based formats that include guest lecturers from the industry. You'll learn to manage an apparel store on campus by applying knowledge gained in many subjects across the curriculum. Your studies will be complemented by Field Placement opportunities in fashion store operations and at fashion events such as Toronto Fashion Week.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • 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:
    • business, computer and fashion studies
    • work experience in the field.

Fees

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Your Career

Toronto is one of the largest fashion centres in North America, thus providing many exciting and rewarding careers in the fashion industry such as buying, merchandise allocation, wholesale sales, merchandising and store operations management.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Apparel Affinity Group
  • Costume Society of Ontario
  • Fashion Group International
  • Retail Council of Canada
  • Textile Society of Canada

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
EAC150 College English
FAB101 Fashion and Trends
FBF100 Business of Fashion
RBC152 Business Communications I
RRM153 Retail Marketing
 
Semester 2
AMA411 Applied Marketing I
FSH200 Evolution of Fashion
RBC261 Business Communications II
RCS255 Exceptional Customer Service
REM200 Retail Mathematics
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
FTX300 Textile Fundamentals
RFB353 Fashion Buying
RMC300 Fashion Marketing Communications
ROM300 Organizational Management I
RSO354 Retail Store Operations
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
FAB421 Fashion Styling and Merchandising
FCA454 Design Applications/Introduction
FPD451 Product Development I
FTX400 Textiles for Product Development
ROM400 Organizational Management II
FPL400 * Field Placement
plus: General Education Course
 

* Field Placement: Students are required to work a total of 150 hours in the field in order to gain exposure to key functions in the fashion industry. They may begin accumulating these hours once semester one has been completed.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
FBF100 Business of Fashion
FPF150 Psychology of Fashion
RBC152 Business Communications I
RRM153 Retail Marketing
 
Semester 2
FSH200 Evolution of Fashion
RBC261 Business Communications II
RCS255 Exceptional Customer Service
REM200 Retail Mathematics
RVS351 Visual Merchandising and Space Planning
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
AMA411 Applied Marketing I
FTX300 Textile Fundamentals
RFB353 Fashion Buying
ROM300 Organizational Management I
RSO354 Retail Store Operations
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
FCA454 Design Applications/Introduction
FPD451 Product Development I
FTX400 Textiles for Product Development
RMC300 Fashion Marketing Communications
ROM400 Organizational Management II
FPL400 * Field Placement
plus: General Education Course
 

* Field Placement: Students are required to work a total of 150 hours in the field in order to gain exposure to key functions in the fashion industry. They may begin accumulating these hours once semester one has been completed.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
FBF100 Business of Fashion 3
FPF150 Psychology of Fashion 3
RBC152 Business Communications I 2
RRM153 Retail Marketing 4
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FSH200 Evolution of Fashion 3
RBC261 Business Communications II 2
RCS255 Exceptional Customer Service 3
REM253 Retail Mathematics 4
RVS351 Visual Merchandising and Space Planning 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
AMA411 Applied Marketing I 4
FTX252 Fabric Fundamentals I 3
RFB353 Fashion Buying 4
ROM300 Organizational Management I 3
RSO354 Retail Store Operations 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FCA454 Design Applications/Introduction 3
FPD451 Product Development I 3
FTX352 Fabric Fundamentals II 4
RMC561 Fashion Marketing Communications 3
ROM400 Organizational Management II 3
FPL400 Field Placement*
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 

* Field Placement (FPL400): Students are required to work a total of 150 hours in the field in order to gain exposure to key functions in the fashion industry. They may begin accumulating these hours once semester one has been completed.

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: Valentyna Gorodovych
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Valentyna.Gorodovych@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Eric Kiely
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22465
Eric.Kiely@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Judy Cameron
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22172
Judy.Cameron@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Gitte Hansen
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22160
Gitte.Hansen@senecacollege.ca
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