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

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