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Fashion Arts

Available: Fall, Winter

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.

Program Availability

Our Fashion Arts program offers a fall term start and a winter term start with different delivery formats delivery options. If starting the program in the winter term your first four terms will be consecutive (winter, summer, fall, and winter). You’ll have a summer break between second and third year. 



6 Semesters (3 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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.


  • 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)

Related Careers


This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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).


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

Program Costs

Choose academic year:

Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 22840

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Michel Cote 416.491.5050 ext. 26752

Program Chair

Gitte Hansen 416.491.5050 ext. 22160


Each year our Fashion students participate in Redefining Design, the annual showcase and gala event for Seneca’s fashion programs. Video

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network

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