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Learn the business and operations of the ever-evolving fashion industry for a career as stylist, merchandiser, marketer or buyer.

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What you will learn

  • Fashion calendar
  • Fashion capitals and designers
  • Product development methods and strategies
  • Visual presentation methods
  • Merchandising plans for online and brick-and-mortar
  • Historical and contemporary impacts on fashion
  • Target markets and consumer behaviour
  • Online, social media, and traditional marketing
  • Fibre sources, collection, manufacturing, and properties
  • Fabric structures, production, aesthetic, and performance
  • Sales projections and inventory
  • Budgeting and logistics
  • Merchandise assortment selection
  • Fashion trend identification
  • Professional branding and promotions
  • Business communications
  • Vision and mood boards
  • Personal ethics

What to expect

  • Theory examinations
  • Practical, hands-on assignments
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Videos and demonstrations
  • Computer work
  • Independent learning
  • Student presentations
  • Individual and group projects
  • Research assignments

Admission requirements


English 12 with a passing grade, or equivalent 

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free in academic upgrading, university transfer or English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses.


Recommended Characteristics

  • Imagination and creative talent

  • A good sense of colour and aesthetics

  • An identifiable personal style

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills 

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal

  • Good computer skills and working knowledge of social media

  • The ability to work well with a wide variety of people

  • The ability to synthesize information and develop innovative ideas


Fees and other costs  

Fee description Fee Amount Notes
Tuition $3,097  
College initiative $36  
Campus resource $124  
Materials $65 not including textbooks
Graduation $45  
Total $3,367  

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8 Course(s)

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