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Fashion Design, BDes

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Toronto, Canada
Transform the raw elements of fashion – fabrics, colours, patterns, finishes and silhouettes – into beautiful and innovative clothing and accessories at the Fashion Design program at the Ryerson University.
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Work with established designers to create haute couture, ready-to-wear or mass-market designs. Become involved in fashion management or marketing and develop expertise in a variety of design-related roles at one of the top undergraduate fashion schools worldwide at the Fashion Design program at the Ryerson University.

Distinctive Learning

State-of-the-art CAD software, body scanner, illustration tablets, laser cutting, 3D printingand digital fabric printing; industry internship; Mass Exodus, Ryerson's acclaimed student-run fashion event; access to the Fashion Research Collection; international exchange program; Fashion Zone, an incubator for fashion-inspired startups. Pursue a fellowship in The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute, a program designed to mentor, educate, support and advocate for emerging Canadian fashion design talent nationally and abroad.

After Graduation

Leverage technical know-how and business savvy and find careers in fashion design and manufacturing; product development and illustration; costume design for theatre, film and video production; accessory and home furnishing design and styling; museum and conservation work. Pursue graduate studies at Ryerson in the first master of arts degree in fashion in Canada, with scholarship funding available for top candidates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Product development and illustration
  • Costume design for theatre
  • Film and video production
  • Accessory and home furnishing design and styling

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.

General Requirements

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Supplementary Form
  • Supporting Documents
  • Non-Academic Requirements
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28638 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28638 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7046 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7046 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Domestic Fees Range: $7,046 - $7,814
  • International Fees Range: $28,638 - $29,611

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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