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6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Communication, Art & Design

About the Program

This three-year advanced diploma program will prepare you to enter the exciting field of fashion and retail. Your studies will range from fashion product development, ethical sourcing, and applications of creative software, marketing communication, social media, fashion textiles and trend forecasting.

As a part of your curriculum, you will gain hands-on experience when you participate in the Fashion Industry Exchange and Leadership Development (FIELD) Capstone project where students team up with a fashion industry partner who challenges them to assist with a business dilemma or opportunity.

Work Experience

Field Placement

You will participate in field placement and gain exposure to a head office environment and learn the tasks of executives in the fashion industry.

Study Abroad Opportunity

You will have the opportunity to complete your fourth semester at a "Seneca partner" college in Aberdeen Scotland at Robert Gordon University (RGU).

The Study Abroad agreement with Seneca and RGU allows you to apply to study for one semester with no additional tuition fees. Upon completion, you will receive full credit towards the three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Fashion Business Management.


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Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options within:

  • Product development
  • Buying
  • Merchandise planning and allocation
  • Category management
  • Merchandising for manufacturing 
  • Sourcing, importing, logistics, wholesales sale management 
  • Marketing communications  

Related Careers


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Buying and category management
  • Product development
  • Social media and digital commerce


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