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Fashion Studies

Fashion Studies

Program Code:FST
Campus:Newnham
Duration:2 Semesters (1 Year)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate

Program Description

The Fashion Studies certificate program incorporates the design aesthetics of fashion with the business communication skills required for any career in the fashion industry. Subjects in both design and merchandising are structured to allow you to explore creative skills and design applications.

The Fashion Studies curriculum combines an exploration of visual culture and trend forecasting with basic design principles. Applied studio-based projects develop skills such as drawing, rendering, mixing and applying paint, as well as colour theory and fibre exploration.

By nature, careers in fashion design, retailing and visual merchandising are creative. However, knowledge of business practices and the ability to think and make sound judgements are also necessary for success in this industry. Research abilities, multi-tasking skills and an appreciation for the business and art of fashion will also help you achieve your career goals.

Following this two-semester certificate, you’ll be in an ideal position to make an informed decision about continuing your studies in one of the other exciting fashion programs within the School of Fashion at Seneca.

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).

Fees

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Your Career

The fashion industry is ever-growing and evolving. The Fashion Studies program is also a great way to experience college life while exploring subjects such as design, drawing and fashion communications. As a graduate of the Fashion Studies program you will be well equipped to make an informed decision about your dream career and which of our exciting fashion diploma programs will help you get there.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Apparel Affinity Group
  • Apparel Human Resource Council
  • Costume Society of Ontario (CSO)
  • Fashion Group International (FGI)
  • Fashion Industry Liaison Committee
  • Fashion Takes Action
  • 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
EAC150 College English
FST101 Concepts and Design I
FST110 Colour and Trend Forecasting
FST120 Drawing and Illustration I
RBC155 Business Communications I
 
Semester 2
FST201 Concepts and Design II
FST210 Drawing and Illustration II
FST220 Materials Exploration
FST230 Sustainable Fashion
FST250 Capstone Portfolio
RBC251 Business Communications II

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
FST101 Concepts and Design I
FST110 Colour and Trend Forecasting
FST120 Drawing and Illustration I
RBC155 Business Communications I
 
Semester 2
FST201 Concepts and Design II
FST210 Drawing and Illustration II
FST220 Materials Exploration
FST230 Sustainable Fashion
FST250 Capstone Portfolio
RBC251 Business Communications II

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 Co-ordinator: Carol Crombie
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26220
Carol.Crombie@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Gitte Hansen
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22160
Gitte.Hansen@senecacollege.ca
Additional Contacts:
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Video

Mark O’Connell

Mark O’Connell, program co-ordinator of the Fashion Studies program, talks about what students can expect to learn studying fashion at Seneca.


Seneca’s Fashion Resource Centre

Seneca’s Fashion Resource Centre is a collection of more than 10,000 garments and fashion accessories dating from the mid-1800s to present day. Everything in the collection, from the Victorian corsets to the designer originals, is used as teaching aids for student in Seneca’s fashion programs.

Images

Highlights from Fashion Studies on flckr