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.
Tue, April 07, 2020 | 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The Humber College Fashion Arts and Business program presents the annual Walk It Out Fashion Show, The Powerhouse
Fashion Students Tour Canada Goose
Fri, March 06, 2020
On March 5th, Fashion Management students visited the Canada Goose manufacturing unit.
Marketing Students Win First and Second Place in Safe Roads Competition
Thu, March 05, 2020
Two student teams from the Bachelor of Commerce – Marketing program at Humber won first and second place in the 2020 Safe Roads Competition.
ACCA Accredits Accounting Programs at Humber
Fri, February 28, 2020
Humber's Faculty of Business Accounting programs were newly accredited with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
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Faculty of Business News
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.
Students Attend TJX Canada Home Tour
Fri, February 07, 2020
On February 6th, TJX opened its doors to students and members of the Work-Integrated Learning Centre for their Home Tour event.
The Faculty of Business Celebrates Student Success
Wed, February 05, 2020
The annual Scholarship Celebration was held at the Barrett CTI, with over 200 students, faculty, staff, and donors in attendance.
Students Receive Resume Tips From Recruitment Specialist
Mon, February 03, 2020
On January 29th, the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Centre hosted Saiyaf Alli, National Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Lead from Desjardins.
Saiyaf conducted a resume workshop for over 120 postgraduate students who are searching for work-integrated learning opportunities. The workshop involved a presentation on resumes with a focus on common errors to avoid. Students were engaged, asked questions and had the opportunity to meet with Saiyaf for resume reviews.
CfE Supports Nutrition Students with their Entrepreneurial Ventures
Fri, January 31, 2020
Students from the Nutrition Entrepreneurship class were visited by the Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE).
The visit helped the students learn more about starting their own business as well as the support that is offered to those who are looking at starting a business. They also learned about brainstorming ideas, how to determine if an idea is feasible and how to create a business plan.
Work-Integrated Learning Centre Participates in BMO Open House
Wed, January 29, 2020
On January 24th, Bank of Montreal (BMO) held its inaugural BMO Open House Event at their corporate head office in Toronto.
NKUHT Deans Attend International Education Week
Mon, December 02, 2019
For International Education Week 2019, the Faculty of Business welcomed two Deans from the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism.
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