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Fashion Design
You've got trend-setting style and a keen eye for great design. How cool would it be to turn your personal style and fashion know-how into a full-time career?

    job opportunities include:

    • Apparel Designer
    • Pattern Maker
    • Assistant Designer
    • Production Assistant
    • Product Developer
    • Technical Designer
    • Fashion Retail
    • Stylists
    • Purchasers

Fashion Design grads have been employed with:

Christian Dior | Holt Renfrew | Anthropologie | Joe Fresh Canada

You've always had a unique sense of style and an eye for great design. Now is your chance to turn that talent in to an exciting career in fashion. VCAD's Fashion Design diploma program teaches you to refine your talent for creating beautiful garments and accessories.

VCAD's program gives structure to your creativity while providing hands-on training from industry professionals. Students gain an in-depth understanding about the tools and equipment used in the industry. Topics covered include garment, accessory and apparel design, fashion merchandising, fashion shows, and more.

By the end of the program, students will have created a strong portfolio with which to apply for fashion industry jobs such as stylists, junior designers, pattern makers, marketing representatives, or visual display coordinators and purchasers.

Upon successful completion of the four terms of this program, the graduate will be able to:

Admissions Requirements

  • Grade 12 or mature student status (19 years or older).
  • Pass the college's admission test where an applicant's first language is other than English, and has not completed secondary (or higher) education in English. 


VCAD’s fashion students steal the spotlight, showcasing immense volume of annual textile waste VANCOUVER, BC – April 12, 2016 –...

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Sustainable Fashion

Dive into FASHION SUSTAINABILITY! VCAD is proud to introduce a new course dedicated to sustainability in the fashion industry in its Fashion Design and Marketing & Merchandising for Fashion programs.

VCAD’s course will teach students how to conduct market research using the PESTLE approach, make decisions starting with the chain of distribution, and more. This is the first diploma program of its kind in North America.

Fill out the form for more info on VCAD's fashion programs.

Spring 2016 Portfolio Show

Here's a look back at our Spring Portfolio Show! Students had a great time showing off their portfolios to industry professionals!

Behind the Scenes: Jason Matlo's 10 Year Anniversary Runway Show

Jason Matlo celebrated his successful career with a 10 year anniversary runway show at the fabulous Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver on October 10th, 2014!

Samples Of

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