OSSD with the majority of courses at the College(C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.
The ability to read/understand garment patterns and sewing skills at the basic level is recommended for success in this program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
Design, innovate and create are the fundamentals of the Fashion Design program. Simulating industry standards and practices, students will become skilled in the essentials of pattern making and garment construction. Core curriculum includes fashion marketing, illustration, textiles, computer aided design and product development. St. Clair delivers the program in new fashion labs, which provide an inspiring and nurturing environment. Blending hands on labs with field trips and behind the scenes experience will prepare the graduate to start their career in the fashion industry.
- Annual fashion show highlights student creations and gives students the chance to network with local retailers and guests at a pop up shop and after party after at the fashion show.
- Opportunity for students to volunteer backstage or assist the costume designer for the Music Theatre program.
- Faculty are industry professionals.
- Field trip to Toronto Fashion Week, work backstage and tour manufacturers, fabric suppliers, design studios and exhibits during fashion week.
- Visit Stratford Festival and tour the costume warehouse and design studios.
- Be part of a production team for a charity project.
- Students present their collections to a panel of industry professionals.
- Photo shoots of the students garments are completed as part of their portfolio.
- Participate in local fashion events to gain hands on experience.
Employment may be found in clothing and textiles companies, retail establishments, and manufacturing companies or through entrepreneurial opportunities. Graduates may also find design and production opportunities in film, television, theatre and video productions, and garments and textiles.
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2017-2018 Tuition Fees
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.
Beyond the Runway: The Impact of Fashion
Fashion Marketing & Communication
Garment Construction I
Pattern Drafting I
General Education Elective
Garment Construction II
Pattern Drafting II
Intro to Computerized Drafting
Software-Based Fashion Design
Garment Construction III
Pattern Drafting III
Costumes, Past and Present
General Education Elective
Technical Design for Fashion
Garment Construction IV
Pattern Drafting IV
Computerized Marker Making and Grading