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6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Seneca is delivering this program in an online format in January 2021. Learn more about technical requirements for online learning.

About the Program

This three-year advanced program allows you to explore your creative potential as you learn in-depth design research, craftsmanship, and industry-oriented production skills for your profession in the fashion industry.

Seneca offers exciting courses in applied textiles, knitwear design, fashion history, computer-aided design and production. Our Fashion Resource Centre – a unique collection of Canadian-worn garments and accessories — provides hands-on experience with our amazing fashion heritage.


Academic Schedule Starting September
  September January May
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Break
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Break         
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6  
Academic Schedule Starting January
  September January May
Year 1   Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Break
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6  


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Design
  • Creative research
  • Trend forecasting
  • Clothing construction
  • Pattern making
  • Computer aided designing

Work Experience

Field Placement

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

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Designer
  • Assistant designer
  • Pattern maker
  • Grader
  • Sample maker
  • Production co-ordinator

You may pursue positions involving 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)

Student Works and Experiences

Success Story

Doreen To

“In the future, my goal is to become a designer for a fashion house, either in Toronto or New York. And because of my experience at Seneca, I know I'm on my way there.”

Doreen To
Fashion Arts

Read Doreen's success story