Fashion Design is a three-year co-operative Ontario College Advanced Diploma program providing professional career-directed training in the development, production management and marketing of apparel design. Through classroom theory, lecture, lab work, field trips and work term experience, skills are applied. Networking with industry professionals promotes future employment opportunities. Emphasis is placed on design analysis, apparel manufacturing and technology, and design communications and marketing. You’ll develop skills in creative design, visual communication, business marketing and apparel production technologies. You’ll also learn practical skills like fashion illustration, computer aided design, pattern-making and draping and garment construction. The third year of study culminates with a capstone project, where students concept, produce and present a final collection. Apply your skills throughout the program in a combination of lab work, field trips, and working semester experiences, as well as in a variety of research opportunities. Our faculty are committed to research opportunities through industry and community partnerships that move the industry forward. With these experiences, you’ll graduate with a professional portfolio and the skills to work in a variety of jobs in the fashion and apparel industry. Skills such as fashion illustration, computer-aided design, pattern-making and draping, and apparel construction techniques are taught, and supported by studies of textile technology, historical research, manufacturing processes and applied computerized technology in the fashion industry. The program fosters creative and independent problem solving in students, preparing them for a future in the various sectors of the rapidly changing fashion and apparel industry.