Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Fashion Arts

Program Information
School: Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Degree: Diploma
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.
Website: Fashion Arts at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Provincial: $3,645
National: $3,645
International: $13,199
Scholarships: 6 scholarship(s)
Careers: 1 career(s)
Admission Requirements

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

  • Grade 12 English

Program Eligibility:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation (C), University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older). If applicant is a mature student, he/she must have completed the required prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or have obtained appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits.
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)

- Grade 11 or 12 Fashion Skills
- Grade 12 Mathematics

Test Scores:
  • TOEFL (PBT) [min. 550] or CAEL [min. 50] or TOEFL (iBT) [min. 80]

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 June 4, 2014

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