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Fashion Techniques and Design

George Brown College

Faculty:School of Fashion Studies
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Fashion/Apparel Design
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,195
International: $15,190
Careers:Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers

Description:

The Fashion Techniques and Design program prepares graduates for careers in garment manufacturing design rooms. This is a women's wear program that simulates, as closely as possible, the industry's standards, practices and facilities. You will use industrial machines and learn the essentials of technical illustration, 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 production, portfolio development, draping, lingerie, men's wear 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.

Prerequisites:

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Mathematics 
Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent (if applying as a mature student 19 years of age or older), with completion of Grade 12 English (C or U), and either Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U).
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    This program requires extensive sewing and drafting. It is strongly recommended that applicants have sewing experience. 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.

    Basic computer literacy and skill level in Word and Excel are recommended.

    * 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.

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