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.
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.
Learn more about Walk It Out 2019: The Elements of Humber. Watch this video!
Learn more about our Pop-Up Shop.
Check out the highlights from the Fashion Arts and Business graduate show, Haute Humber.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Watch the video about the Humber Eco Closet Sustainability Event
Check out this flipbook of our talented students' work
Watch the video about the Mode Art Poster Exhibit
INFUSE is a student-run magazine created by the Fashion Arts & Business program at Humber College. The magazine depicts a collection of Humber fashion projects and industry work, offering new articles on fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.
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.
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.
Fashion Arts and Business students have an opportunity to complete a three-week experiential learning opportunity at the Florence University of the Arts as part of this program.
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.
Fashion Management, Bachelor of Commerce
Credential: Honours Degree
Length: 8 semesters
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Watch the video to learn more about the Fashion and Business Arts program.
The Show Must Go On - Powerhouse: A Digital Fashion Week
Fri, June 05, 2020
Instead of canceling their annual Walk It Out Fashion Show event, Fashion Arts and Business students showed resilience in letting the show go on.
Jessica Rotolo: Model, Artist, Advocate is Now a Proud Humber Student
Wed, June 03, 2020
Jessica Rotolo is a dynamo. Her resume takes up several pages, but somehow, she still feels she has something to learn.
Making Masks for a Cause
Mon, June 01, 2020
With the help of her mother, Fashion Arts and Business program alumni student, Amanda Seto, has been making masks to donate.
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Faculty of Business News
A Message from the Faculty of Business Senior Dean about Racism
Thu, July 02, 2020
As educators, we have a responsibility to disrupt injustices, we are in a unique position to eliminate racism and bigotry within our school's culture.
Launch Me Competition Winners Announced
Wed, April 29, 2020
Congratulations to the winners who presented their final pitches on Zoom for a chance to win funding and resources to support their startups.
Finalists to Present Business Ideas Online for Launch Me Competition
Wed, April 01, 2020
The Launch Me Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and present their business ideas at a live pitch night.
Humber at Home
Wed, April 01, 2020
As we adjust to working and learning at home, it’s important to stay connected to each other.
Toastmasters Practice Public Speaking Skills Virtually
Tue, March 31, 2020
The Toastmaters Club, spearheaded by International Business Professor Alain Londes, held their weekly meeting on Zoom.
Faculty of Business Donates to Youth Without Shelter
Mon, March 09, 2020
Proceeds from the annual Faculty of Business holiday party were donated to YWS and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Business Professors Share Innovative Teaching Methods at League for Innovations Conference
Thu, March 05, 2020
Business Professors, Farah Jamal Karmali and Hanadi Alnawab joined a team of colleagues to participate in the League for Innovations Conference.
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