• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
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Learn how to take a design from concept through to finished product and onto the runway. You will explore the entire design process with acclaimed designers who have designed for Canada Goose, Toronto Fashion Week, Esprit, Joe Fresh and Hudson’s Bay. The Fashion Design programme at Toronto Film School will help you gain a deeper understanding of sketching, draping, sewing, computer illustration and patternmaking as you prepare for the business of fashion, including marketing and building industry recognition. 

Exhibit your collection at Toronto Film School’s fashion show and graduate with a portfolio showcasing your design vision and finished collection.

Award Winning Program

For more than 30 years, the Toronto Film School has been producing national and international industry leaders. Our students have won prestigious design awards and competitions including Six Creative Festival Awards, Telio, Canada Goose/Sporting Life “Design Your Goose, Addition Elle’s “Little Black Dress” and TOM* Emerging Designer Competition.

Cross Collaboration

The program provides a unique opportunity for cross program collaboration and networking across the fashion and entertainment industries. You’ll work with peers in film production, acting and video game design to create costumes and style looks for film, theatre, television and video games.

Career Directions

  • Fashion Designer
  • Specialty Designer
  • Technical Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Product Developer
  • Private Label Developer
  • Pattern Grader
  • Garment Technician
  • Production Manager
  • Sample Maker

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Construction
  • Pattern Making
  • Introduction to Fashion
  • Sketching
  • Computer Applications
  • Trend Forecasting
  • History of Fashion

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Submit a short essay (300–500 words), explaining who is your favourite designer and why. 
  • We’ll be looking for your insights about the designer and your overall understanding about the fashion industry, including various elements of the designer’s work, as well as any magazine and/or online references that add substance to your perspective. 
  • Please note, essays will not be returned.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35748 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53616 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    23436 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35158 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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For the18 month diploma programs, the total fee is $35,158. The international fee is an additional $18,458.

Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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