Fashion Techniques and Design Program (F113)

PROGRAM
Fashion Techniques and Design
CODE
F113
SCHOOL
School of Fashion Studies
LOCATION
Casa Loma Campus
DURATION
2 years (4 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CREDENTIAL
Ontario College Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
The Fashion Techniques and Design program prepares graduates for careers in garment manufacturing design rooms. The program simulates, as closely as possible, the industry’s standards, practices and facilities. You will use industrial machines and learn the essentials of fashion sketching, pattern making, pattern grading and clothing construction. Additional core subjects include textiles, technical specifications and history of costume. Program electives allow you to select specific related subject areas, such as fashion show development, portfolio development, draping, lingerie and bridal and evening wear. Computer skills in Adobe Illustrator, pattern drafting and pattern grading are included as core and elective courses and are continually upgraded to meet industry needs.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

The Fashion Techniques and Design program prepares graduates for careers in garment manufacturing design rooms. The program simulates, as closely as possible, the industry’s standards, practices and facilities. You will use industrial machines and learn the essentials of fashion sketching, pattern making, pattern grading and clothing construction. Additional core subjects include textiles, technical specifications and history of costume. Program electives allow you to select specific related subject areas, such as fashion show development, portfolio development, draping, lingerie, and bridal and evening wear. Computer skills in Adobe Illustrator, pattern drafting and pattern grading are included as core and elective courses and are continually upgraded to meet industry needs.

An annual fashion show highlights successful student projects. Students have the opportunity to show their work to industry guests at Fashion Portfolio Night, participate in numerous competitions, work on applied research projects, volunteer at Fashion Week and attend industry events.

Note: This program requires extensive sewing. Both sewing ability and access to a sewing machine outside of the campus facilities are expected.

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Part Time Study Options  

We also offer Continuing Education courses and certificates in Apparel Pattern Drafting and Fashion Design. (Note: These are not equivalent to the full-time program.) You can view these courses at coned.georgebrown.ca

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 

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SEMESTER 1

Code Course Name
FASH1033 Technical Illustration
FASH1082 World of Fashion
FASH1107 Fabric Science: Textiles
FASH1115 Fundamental Pattern Drafting
FASH1117 Construction I – Theory and Practice
COMM1007 College English

SEMESTER 2

Code Course Name
FASH1031 Fabrics Analysis
FASH1061 Torso Drafting
FASH1122 Construction II – Theory and Practice
FASH1153 Technical Specifications and Development
GHUM1049 Design and Colour

SEMESTER 3

Code Course Name
FASH2038 Advanced Torso Drafting
FASH2056 Construction III – Theory and Practice
FASH2064 Pattern Grading and Marker Making
COMP1174 Adobe Illustrator
FASH Program Elective (choose one)*
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

Code Course Name
FASH2046 Construction IV – Theory and Practice
FASH2051 Advanced Drafting
GHUM1021 History of Costume
FASH Program Elective (choose one)*
GNED General Education Elective

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
COMM2015 Fashion Journalism – An Introduction
FASH1002 P.D.S. (Pattern Drafting System)
FASH1008 Visual Merchandising
FASH1084 Fashion Promotion and Advertising
FASH1125 Lingerie
FASH1132 Block Making
FASH1134 Collection Development
FASH1135 Independent Study
FASH2050 Draping
FASH2053 Men’s Pattern Drafting
FASH2054 Portfolio Development
FASH2055 Fashion Show Production
FASH2065 Bridal and Evening Wear
FASH2077 Surface Textile Design

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

This program is ideal for individuals with a love of fashion, and a desire to be involved in the industry at various stages of creating a fashion line, from initial design concept to final product. Graduates typically become members of a team in roles that might include trend forecasting, drafting specifications or preparation for production. Graduates have had successful careers as assitant designers, stylists, patternmakers, samplemakers, graders or technical illustrators. Workplaces range from small design studios to large manufacturing companies. In the last 40 years, graduates have developed into entrepreneurs in design, sewing and fashion-supply businesses.

Future Study Options 

Students who successfully complete this program with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher may be eligible for admission into fashion programs at other post-secondary institutions.

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

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$4,032.00 *

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)
  • A sewing test on an industrial machine OR a minimum grade of 60 in the George BrownContinuing Education course FASH9141 Industrial Sewing is required.

This program requires extensive sewing and drafting. Students who enter the program with intermediate experience in working with commercial patterns and construction of garments have a better chance to succeed with program demands. Both sewing ability and access to a sewing machine outside of the campus facilities are expected.

** 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.