Fashion Design (BDes)
Part of the Faculty of Communication and Design
- Full-Time, Four-Year
Degree Earned: Bachelor of Design
Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration: 78%+*
Fabrics, colours, patterns, styles—they are the raw elements of fashion that designers, using their creative intelligence, transform into beautiful and imaginative clothing and accessories. Ryerson graduates channel their artistic flair, technical know-how and business savvy into viable careers in the fashion industry. Practitioners in this dynamic field create haute couture, ready-to-wear or mass-market apparel, play roles in fashion management or marketing, and use their expertise in a variety of design-related roles.
This is a Grades-Plus program. In addition to the academic requirements listed below, this program selects students on the basis of grades PLUS non-academic requirements.
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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2018 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.
Tuition and Fees
Domestic Fees Range: $7,421 - $8,173
International Fees Range: $24,795 - $25,374
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.
Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:
- English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
- Grade 11 U or M or Grade 12 U Mathematics (one of: MCF3M, MCR3U, MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U)
- Recommended: Visual Art e.g. Life and/or Mechanical Drawing and Art History
- The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.
Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Do not submit non-academic material until after you have submitted your application for admission and accessed your external,Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal. You will receive an Acknowledgment email that will allow access to your portal where you can retrieve your Ryerson Number. Your Ryerson Number must be clearly printed on all non-academic materials you submit.
Your non-academic requirements, listed below, are due by February 1, 2018 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.
- PDF fileFashion Design Applicant Checklist & Portfolio Declaration
- PDF fileFashion Design Portfolio Guidelines
- PDF fileNon-Academic Requirements Fee Form
Please review instructions for PDF fileHow to Complete Fillable PDF Forms.