The School of Fashion is launching a revised undergraduate curriculum in Fall 2020. This curriculum ONLY applies to students admitted in Fall 2020 and after. The revised curriculum provides students the flexibility to gain an understanding of the range of opportunities available within the interdisciplinary field of fashion. Students will have the ability to shape their individual curricular pathways, supported by academic advising, a foundation of core and fundamentals courses, and the option to choose increasingly advanced electives from a range of concentration areas (listed below).
Over the course of four years, students will be able to identify their areas of interest and develop specialized expertise in those areas all while establishing a breadth of knowledge in fashion theory and practice. Working closely with subject matter experts, students will develop creative, technical, and theoretical skills to advance in the interdisciplinary field of fashion.
Degree Earned: Bachelor of Design
Format: Full-time/Four years
Internship: 250-400 hours work experience and workshops from first to fourth year
Core Required (13 courses)
All students must take these courses. These courses bring together all fashion students.
Core Elective Table I (Choose 5)
These courses introduce skills and knowledge. They are prerequisites for concentration-specific courses in Table II and Table III.
- FSN 101 Discovering Textiles
- FSN 124 Illustration: Fundamentals of Figure Drawing
- FDL 140 Managing Fashion Enterprises
- FDL 150 Fashion Project Management
- FFC 100 Image Making and Media
- FFC 303 Communication Design I
- FFS 102 Dress, The Body and Identity
- FFS 110 Art and Historical Change
- FMF 130 Material Sensibilities
- FFD 113 Fashion Design I
Core Elective Table II & III (Choose 12)
These courses advance knowledge and skills from Table I courses. The courses are associated with one or more concentration areas. Successful completion of 8 courses in a concentration results in that concentration being listed on the student’s transcript.
- A course can only count towards one concentration.
- Completion of a concentration is not required.
- All students are required to take at least 3 courses from Table III.
View Table II and III course electives in the Concentration tabs below.
Liberal Studies (Choose 6)
These courses are offered through the University. Visit Liberal Studies, opens in new window for a selection of courses that you can choose to complete as part of the requirements for graduation in all Ryerson programs.
University Open Electives (Choose 4)
Concentrations offer an opportunity for students to pursue a particular area in fashion. Concentrations are optional and not a degree requirement.
Creative, technical and theoretical approaches of promoting fashion to audiences through multiple platforms.
Creative and technical approaches to designing and producing clothing using both traditional and computer-aided design techniques.
Examining the broader social, cultural and economic implications of the production, promotion and consumption of fashion.
Developing meaningful solutions to industry problems by ideating and producing innovative products and with tangible social, cultural and/or economic value.
Textiles and Material Practices
Engaging with methods and critical approaches to design and create original and innovative textiles and/or accessories while working in both digital and analogue environments.
Concentrations are offered continually and are not subject to availability. Courses for fulfilling a Concentration come from Table II and Table III, and while not every course may be running each year, there are sufficient alternatives to complete a Concentration, should you choose to.
Concentration areas reference courses from Table II and Table III that can be used towards a particular concentration.
- FSN 304 Fashion Journalism and Copy Writing
- FSN 703 Visual Merchandising and Display
- FFC 200 Fashion Photography
- FFC 324 Digital Illustration: Lifestyle and Products
- FFC 403 Communication Design II
- FFC 405 Web Design
- FFC 552 Typography and Graphic Design
- CMN 450 Participatory Media and Communication
- FSN 700 Intermediate Illustration
- FSN 710 Human Centred Design
- FFC 224 Illustration: The Fashioned Body
- FFC 300 Art Direction for the Still and Moving Image
- FFC 301 Packaging Design
- FFC 400 Communication and Emerging Media
- FFC 505 Advertising Design
- FFC 605 Product Development
- FFC 620 Special Topics in Fashion Communication
- FFC 652 Digital Publication Design
- FFC 705 Advanced Image Making
- FFC 750 Collaborative Studio
- FFD 213 Fashion Design II (6 hr)
- FFD 300 Computer Aided Design I
- FFD 303 Digital Illustration for Fashion Design
- FFD 324 Illustration for Fashion Design
- FFD 410 Draping I
- FFD 501 Contour Design
- FFD 503 Knitwear Design
- FFD 504 Ladieswear Block Development
- FFD 520 Menswear Block Development
- THP 315 Corsetry: History and Construction
- THP 845 Costume III
- THT 419 Costume Design II
Students are allowed to complement their undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Design with courses from other programs to successfully complete a Minor.
Note: Students do not have to declare their Minor until they are applying to graduate.