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Overview

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

Credential
Certificate
Tuition
Length
Start Dates
Continuous

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
Application fee $35  
Tuition $2,977  
College initiative $34  
Campus resource $120  
Total $3,166  
 

Additional Details

Courses

Minimum Required

8 Course(s)

 

Have a question? Email us - fashion@vcc.ca