You will study marketing, store planning and merchandising, brand management, marketing, social media, event planning, and retail buying. You’ll also learn fashion trend forecasting, sales techniques, and colour and styling analysis while attaining basic knowledge of fashion products and fashion promotion. These skills are then applied to product launches, planning merchandise assortments, styling fashion shoots and the production of fashion events.
In first year of the Fashion Arts and Business diploma program from Humber College , courses in the business of fashion – marketing strategies, product knowledge, trend forecasting and web merchandising – give students an overview of this multibillion-dollar industry. In second year, students build on the skills developed on the foundation with wholesale sales, retail buying and operation, photo styling and event planning and budgeting.
Fashion is a major industry in Toronto. According to the Toronto Star, retail alone generates annual sales of $2.6 billion in the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA’s) 4,600 fashion stores. A fashion career offers numerous and varied opportunities. Work as a buyer, associate buyer, planner, distribution marketing manager in retail or mall management, or as an account manager in cosmetics. Work in wholesale as a sales agent in apparel, accessories or cosmetics. Our graduates can also pursue careers as fashion and trade show co-ordinators, shopping centre marketers, visual merchandisers, merchandise allocators, buyers, and marketing assistants to fashion designers and manufacturers. Those who prefer the freedom of self-employment may find opportunities such as freelance photo styling, image consulting and event planning.
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- Computer Applications for Fashion
- Colour Theory
- Apparel and Accessory Product Knowledge
- Fashion History and Terminology
- College Reading and Writing Skills
- Creative Suite Applications
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesBusiness Administration Visual Arts Fashion Design View 17 other Bachelors in Fashion Design in Canada
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
- Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
- Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
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International16414 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16414 CAD per year during 24 months.
National3705 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3705 CAD per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Toronto
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.