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