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Fashion Management Program (F102)

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PROGRAM
Fashion Management
CODE
F102
SCHOOL
School of Fashion Studies
LOCATION
Casa Loma Campus
DURATION
2 years (4 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
The Fashion Management program prepares you with essential knowledge and skills required to meet the Canadian fashion industry’s core business needs. You will gain a deep understanding of apparel, manufacturing inputs and processes, and movement in the supply chain, as well as management of the value, costing and quality of apparel until it reaches the consumer. You will also be able to apply the tools of marketing and merchandising to maximize product success in the market. This program is designed to meet the needs of today’s Canadian market, which has shifted from a focus on manufacturing to product development, niche markets and outsourced production.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

The Fashion Management program prepares you with essential knowledge and skills required to meet the Canadian fashion industry’s core business needs. You will gain a deep understanding of apparel, manufacturing inputs and processes, and movement in the supply chain, as well as management of the value, costing and quality of apparel until it reaches the consumer. You will also be able to apply the tools of marketing and merchandising to maximize product success in the market. This program is designed to meet the needs of today’s Canadian market, which shifted to product development, niche markets and outsourced production.

Fashion Management is the only academic program curriculum in Canada endorsed by the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA). Benefits to you include an up-to-date curriculum, connection with the industry and access to industry research materials only available to members.

The concepts of developing, producing and marketing a product from initial idea to retail sale are introduced. You will analyze and test garments for quality assurance, examine and choose the most effective and efficient manufacturing processes, and assess essential marketing and merchandising principles. You will get first-hand experience operating the student-operated fashion stores located on campus.

The structure of this program gives you flexibility in the choice of a career path. You will also gain relevant industry knowledge through field education experience after the first year of study. Placement may be in fashion manufacturing, distribution, retailing or a related marketing area. Students have the opportunity to network with potential employers at our FashionWorks industry event.

Note: Students starting in January will have an alternate order of courses, and will not graduate until their field education component has been completed.



Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has established Program Descriptions for college programs of instruction which do not operate under a specific provincial Program Standard. The Program Description typically describes the program purpose (a brief description of the program, potential employment opportunities and general admission requirements) and program goals (similar to program-level learning outcomes, which guide the curriculum).

View Program Descriptions by program.

Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website



Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable version Curriculum Planner F102 Program Start Date (2012-2014) PDF icon

Printable version Curriculum Planner F102 Program Start Date (2013-2015) PDF icon

Printable version Curriculum Planner F102 Program Start Date (2014-2015) PDF icon

Printable version Curriculum Planner F102 Program Start Date (January 2015-2016) PDF icon

SEMESTER 1

Code Course Name
FASH1008 Visual Merchandising
FASH1082 World of Fashion
FASH1083 Introduction to Sewing and Drafting
FASH1107 Fabric Science: Textiles
FASH1036 Basic Accounting Principles
COMM1007 College English

SEMESTER 2

Code Course Name
FASH1031 Fabrics Analysis
FASH2003 Fashion Merchandising and Buying
FASH2004 Apparel Marketing
COMP1174 Adobe Illustrator
GSSC1034 Economics
GNED General Education Elective
FASH1045 Field Education Experience (280 hours)‡

SEMESTER 3

Code Course Name
FASH1052 Apparel Manufacturing
FASH1068 Apparel Buying Simulation
FASH2008 Apparel Marketing – Advanced
FASH2073 Sales Management
FASH Program Elective (choose one)†
GNED General Education Elective
BUS1008 Business Lab – College Creations
  or
FASH1139 Fundamentals of Logistics: Supply Chain Management

SEMESTER 4

Code Course Name
FASH1066 Apparel Sourcing
FASH2007 Product Development and Costing
MGMT2009 Fundamentals of Management
QC1003 Quality Assurance and Applications
FASH Program Elective (choose one)†
GNED General Education Elective
BUS1008 Business Lab – College Creations
  or
FASH1139 Fundamentals of Logistics: Supply Chain Management

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives



Electives 

†Program elective choices vary from semester to semester. These are examples of some of the program elective courses that may be offered:

Code Course Name
COMM1148 Fashion Business Communication
COMM2015 Fashion Journalism – An Introduction
FASH1054 Portfolio Development
FASH1084 Fashion Promotion and Advertising
FASH2048 Textile Laboratory
FASH2076 Fashion Project and Event Planning
GHUM1049 Design and Colour

†For September start, May–June. For January start, TBA.



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

For more than 45 years, this program has generated a varied, adaptable workforce for the apparel industry. Graduates have been hired by apparel manufacturers, designers, wholesalers, importers and major and independent retailers. Graduates are employed in positions leading to careers as product developers, fashion buyers, assistant planners, production managers, quality control managers, costing analysts, work measurement engineers, purchasing agents, merchandisers, store managers and transportation/distribution managers.

Future Study Options 

Graduates may be eligible for admission to George Brown postgraduate programs, including International Fashion Development and Management.

Students who successfully complete this program with an established minimum grade may be eligible for course exemptions at many other institutions in Canada and at a number of universities in the United States whose apparel programs are recognized and endorsed by the American Apparel and Footwear Association. Unique in Canada, the Fashion Management curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the AAFA. For more information, visit www.wewear.org.

For further information, see www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide.



Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$3,963.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.



How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International students: Visit the International Admissions page for more information.



Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Contact Us  

School of Fashion Studies

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4840

Email: fashionstudies@georgebrown.ca

For more information, you may also call the George Brown College Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.