Seneca College

Fashion Arts

Program Information

School:Seneca College
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Fashion/Apparel Design
Description:Fashion Arts design and production is a three year program which offers you a career-oriented education for the fashion industry. As a Fashion Arts student you will study textiles - both woven and knitted, the history of fashion, computer-aided design and production methods. Through field placement, design competitions and volunteering you have an opportunity to experience the industry, build connections and develop individual creativity and growth. As a student in the School of Fashion and Merchandising you have access to The Seneca Fashion Resource Centre, a collection of Canadian-worn garments and accessories. This collection offers you opportunities to enhance your studies of design, fabrics and construction techniques.
URL:Fashion Arts at Seneca College
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,738
International: $13,207

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U); OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading). Desirable: - Grade 11 or 12 Fashion Skills - Grade 12 Mathematics

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 50] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]

International students whose first language is not English must fulfill an English Proficiency requirement in order to qualify for application. English Proficiency requirements are as follows for consideration: A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based with no test below 20) - TOEFL code 9212, OR Academic IELTS with an overall minimum score of 6.0 (with no single test score below 5.5), OR CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 50

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
A Sample Portfolio, including a letter of intent, a résumé, and a demonstration of garment construction will be required for admissions consideration to this program. The results of academic achievement (i.e. grades in pre–requisite courses or their equivalents), letter, résumé, and garment construction sample will provide the basis upon which selection of applicants is determined. If you have completed a sewing course at a High School or another Post Secondary institution you may be exempt from the garment construction portion of the Sample Portfolio.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 18, 2015