Fashion Design and Sustainable Production

Intake has been suspended for Fall (September) 2017.

Now accepting applications for Fall (September) 2018.

Industry driven, the Fashion Design and Sustainable Production program is the only two-year diploma of its kind in Canada that delivers integrated design theory and application of production techniques along with a comprehensive internship; together, these provide the necessary experience and knowledge to enter the real world of fashion! As the apparel industry in Canada evolves, companies large and small recognize the need to meet consumer demand through the integration of sustainable business practices that not only recognize the impact of the fashion industry on the social and ecological environments both locally and globally, but also enhance the company’s viability.

The Fashion Design and Sustainable Production program focuses on five major areas of real skill and knowledge in order to best prepare you for your dream career in fashion: design, production, sustainability, business and technology. Through hands-on experience and connection with the industry you will develop creative problem-solving skills, research and analyze trends, design for niche markets, recognize efficient sewing and drafting techniques, use industry specific technology, and discover the many different careers in demand in the Canadian apparel industry. You will also research local, national and international business and study socially, environmentally and economically sustainable business practices that will make you an asset to any fashion company.

Upon graduation, you leave the program with the practical skills to become an independent designer or gain employment with corporate head offices, manufacturers, designers, importers, wholesalers and other apparel companies nationwide.

Fashion Design and Sustainable Production: At-a-Glance
2 Years
Diploma in Fashion Design and Sustainable Production
University of Lethbridge, University of Calgary

There is an elective practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

At the end of your studies you will also have the opportunity to show your work on the runway at the year-end School of Media and Design student showcase, Collide-O-Scope.

Fashion Design and Sustainable Production - Cost Estimate
2017-18 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies
Year 1$5,250$996$2,600
Year 2$5,250$996$2,400
• Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.
• International students are charged three times the tuition fee of their particular program and the same (other) fees as domestic students.
• Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
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Program Office:
• 403.320.3267
Office of the Chair:
• 403.320.3202 Extension 5362
Office of the Dean:
• 403.317.3597

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