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Fashion Arts and Business

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: FA211Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,037.70
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,076.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,697.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$115.00$115.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,187.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,586.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$226.00$226.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS WITHIN HUMBER AFTER THIS PROGRAM

Entry: Winter    

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of five semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics or equivalent at the postsecondary level with a minimum grade of 60 per cent. The Math requirement must be completed prior to the start of your second semester of the degree program. Humber offers a Math equivalency course as an option.  Additional course fees will apply.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

 

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Fashion and Textile Technology

Graduates of Humber's Fashion Arts and Business diploma program are invited to apply to continue their studies at the State University of New York - Buffalo State College. Graduates must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 to be considered for advanced standing in the BSc, Fashion and Textile Technology program. Humber graduates will be given the opportunity to complete all program requirements in approximately four semesters of full-time study (15 credit hours per semester).

For more information, please contact:

admissions@buffalostate.edu

Programs:

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Management (Tought Route)

Graduates of Humber's Fashion Arts diploma program will be eligible for admission into Year 3 of Robert Gordon University's Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fashion Management (Taught Route) with block transfer of 60 credits provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in the program. Applicants must:

  • Show satisfactory completion of the Fashion Arts diploma program
  • Have a grade point average of 3.0 or above 
  • Supply a suitable reference from a Humber College program faculty member
  • Where the applicants’ first language is not English, satisfactory evidence that the student meets the general English language requirements of the University may be required.
  • Non-EU students requiring a Tier 4 visa must also meet the requirements set out by the UK Visas and Immigration Secure English Language Testing (SELT) for undergraduate entry to the UK as published on their website.
  • Be eligible to obtain the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes.

For further information, contact:

KOM Consultants
Telephone: 905-318-8200
Toll Free: 1-877-318-8203
info@komconsultants.com

www.rgu.ac.uk/canada/#entry_requirements
www.komconsultants.com

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Programs:

  • BA (Hons) International Fashion Business

Humber and the Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have entered into an agreement to facilitate the progression of Humber's Fashion Arts and Business diploma graduates to enter into NTU's BA (Hons) International Fashion Business 1-year top-up degree.

Upon successful completion of the NTU course (with an overall attainment of 360 UK Credits), applicants may progress to one of the following Masters Programmes at the School of Art and Design:

  • MA Fashion Communications
  • MA Fashion Marketing
  • MA Luxury Fashion Brand Management
  • MA International Fashion Management

For further information, please contact: 

Andrew Plant, College International Manager
andrew.plant@ntu.ac.uk

 

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Jennifer Dawson, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4398
jennifer.dawson@humber.ca

 

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Because fashion is an international business, Humber’s Fashion Arts and Business diploma program places an emphasis on retail operations from both domestic and international perspectives. You will study marketing, store planning and merchandising, brand management, cosmetic marketing, event planning, and retail buying. You’ll also learn fashion trend forecasting, sales techniques, and colour and styling analysis while attaining basic knowledge of fashion products and fashion promotion. These skills are then applied to product launches, planning merchandise assortments, styling fashion shoots and the production of fashion events.

Our advisory committee provides regular review and input of curriculum ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.

In first year, courses in the business of fashion – marketing strategies, product knowledge, trend forecasting, web merchandising – give students an overview of this multibillion-dollar industry. In second year, build on the skills developed on your foundation with wholesale sales, retail buying and operation, photo styling, and event planning and budgeting.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Differentiate the purposes and functions of and the relationships between various elements within the structure of the fashion industry in order to identify business opportunities, challenges and solutions.

  • Define and use correctly the terminology and language of fashion from a business and art perspective in order to communicate effectively with the range of stakeholders in the fashion industry.

  • Identify artistic and business trends in order to capitalize on emerging opportunities throughout the stages of product development, manufacturing, distribution and promotion.

  • Respond to current market conditions based on detailed analysis of company and/or industry reports.

  • Design promotional materials and events using current digital technologies and styling methodologies in order to advance fashion arts and business objectives.

  • Employ professional practices which support current business strategies and plans adhering to legal, ethical and sustainable standards appropriate to the fashion industry.

  • Create a variety of strategic planning deliverables for achieving measurable goals for fashion merchandising, marketing, operations, finance and sales.

  • Conduct vendor negotiations, budgeting, critical path analysis, communications and operations for effective fashion-related promotional events.

  • Tailor visual and verbal presentations suitable for various stakeholders (e.g. buyers, senior managers, vendors, customers) to meet their specific requirements.

  • Generate social media strategy and content for marketing purposes in order to build product and brand awareness.

  • Negotiate mutually profitable business-to-business transactions between parties in the supply chain in order to maximize cost effectiveness.

  • Develop professional development plans to set career goals based on self-assessment of strengths, interests and opportunities.


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Work Placement

Two field placement courses in Semesters 3 and 4 offer real-world experience in your area of interest. The placement is found by the student and can be paid or unpaid.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
January 2019NorthOpenClosed
September 2019NorthOpenOpen
January 2020NorthOpenOpen

The Humber Advantage

Fashion Students

Watch the video to learn more about the Fashion and Business Arts program.

Pop-Up Shop

Learn more about our Pop-Up Shop.

Fashion Show

Check out the highlights from the Fashion Arts and Business graduate show, Haute Humber.

Assignments, Trips and Events

Through real experience and practical assignments students develop comprehensive portfolios to show employers. This includes work developed in photo styling, visual merchandising and event production courses. Project options include the popular annual Fashion Show in which students plan and produce a runway event based on designer clothing. Students also participate in Toronto Fashion Week, field trips to fashion institutes, retailers, associations, and interviews and evaluations by industry representatives.

Third Floor Fashion District

The Third Floor Fashion District provides fashion-focused classrooms, resource rooms, window showcases and the Pop-Up Shop for the benefit of all fashion students. The Pop-Up Shop is a new, entrepreneurial venture. Students can book the space, set up shop, and put it to work for a week.

Infuse Magazine

Infuse showcases the success of student work through a variety of events including networking nights with industry partners, the Fashion Institute, guest speakers, Fashion Week, study abroad and more.

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Window Displays

The street level location of the Humber Fashion Institute brings a lot of awareness to the facility and to the quality of student work. Each season a window display theme is selected from student projects and a team is put together to make the window display come to life. Read the stories behind the displays and view the archive of window displays.

Online Window Display Portfolios 

Student-Run Fashion Show

Every year, graduating Fashion Arts and Business students organize an annual fashion show called Walk it Out. The student-run event showcases collections from well-known designers and gives students the opportunity to coordinate and put on a sophisticated and glamorous show for the Humber and Toronto Fashion community.

The Humber Experience

Fashion Arts Take pride window display

At Humber, you will be part of more than fabrics and patterns, you will be part of the transformation of how the exciting fashion industry is run from the latest trends in business and style. Watch the timelapse video to see a window display created from start to finish.

Look Book

Check out this flipbook of our talented students' work

fashion arts tjx assistant event

Humber Fashion Arts and Business Diploma program students attend many on- and off-campus events throughout the program. These events give students the opportunity to network and connect with industry professionals and get a first-hand look at the fashion industry.

Explore the Third Floor Fashion District

Take a 360 degree tour!

For mobile and tablet users, open the video in the YouTube app. For optimal viewing experience use Firefox or Chrome. Currently Safari does not support 360 videos.

Third Floor Fashion District

Students benefit from resources available specifically to the fashion arts program. North campus boasts the "Third Floor Fashion District" where students study in fashion focused classrooms, a resource room and window showcases. 2016 marks the opening of "The Pop-Up Shop" where students can use their entrepreneurial skills to market products and services to the Humber community.

Your Career

Fashion is a major industry in Toronto. According to the Toronto Star, retail alone generates annual sales of $2.6 billion in the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA’s) 4,600 fashion stores. A fashion career offers numerous and varied opportunities. Work as a buyer, associate buyer, planner, distribution marketing manager in retail or mall management, or as an account manager in cosmetics. Work in wholesale as a sales agent in apparel, accessories or cosmetics. Our graduates can also pursue careers as fashion and trade show co-ordinators, shopping centre marketers, visual merchandisers, merchandise allocators, buyers, and marketing assistants to fashion designers and manufacturers. Those who prefer the freedom of self-employment may find opportunities such as freelance photo styling, image consulting and event planning.

Faculty Highlight

sustainable fashion video

Fashion Arts and Business professor and creator of the "Ethics and Sustainability" course, Pamela D’Ettorre highlights the perils of conventional fashion practices and speaks of a better way to source, manufacture, and dispose of our clothing.

Fashion Student Featured in Shoppers Ad Campaign

Shoppers Campaign

Asma Karimi, a Fashion Arts and Business Diploma student, was recently featured in a Shoppers Drug Mart campaign.

Business School Graduate Showcases her Fashion Collection at New York Fashion Week

MeMe Collection

Medjy Mezilus, a Humber graduate of 2017 had the opportunity to showcase her MeMe Collections in the Big Apple last weekend, during the New York Fashion Week.

Fashion Students Attend the Time Capsule Exhibition

Louis Vuitton exhibit

On Friday, September 21 the Fashion Arts and Business students and faculty travelled to Union Station for their first program trip of the year, the Time Capsule Exhibition presented by Louis Vuitton.

Mind Body Spirit Award

Angela Demontigny

Angela DeMontigny is the Mind Body and Spirit 2018 Award recipient and one of our esteemed Program Advisory Committee members for Fashion Arts and Business.

Student Presents Her Award-Winning Essay

Students and teacher

This year one of our Fashion Arts and Business Students, Alyson Condon, submitted one of the winning essays in the Greatest High School Teacher Contest.

Walk It Out Fashion Show 2018: Haute Humber

Haute Humber

Every year, graduating Fashion Arts and Business students organize an annual fashion show called Walk it Out.

Fashion Student Launches Shoe Line at New York Fashion Week

Taneish Leslie with her models

On February 10th, Fashion Arts and Business student, Taneish Leslie, had the exciting opportunity and privilege of debuting her shoe line, Elle Forgiato (FORGIATTO for short) at the 2018 New York Fashion Week.

Fashion Student Appears on the Marilyn Denis Show

Vanessa on the Marilyn Dennis Show

This past February, a Fashion Diploma student appeared on the Marilyn Denis Show to participate in the Stylist Academy Segment with Peter Papapetrou.

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