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