Part of the Faculty of Communication and Design
- Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00/4.33 (B or equivalent) in the last two years of study
- Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be academic
- Statement of interest
- Writing sample
- Portfolio (optional)
Students are equipped with a critically informed approach to fashion studies, including familiarity with key theorists and critical debates relating to the fashion system. Appealing to a wide variety of students, this program does not require prior fashion industry knowledge. Students will gain advanced research skills by completing an original written or creative major research project.
Apply to work as a Research Assistant or Grad Teaching Assistant. Program funding is awarded to top candidates.
The optional internship course provides students with professional experience in fashion or cultural industries, locally or internationally.
From gowns by Dior and Balmain, to early beaded moccasins and embroidered silk kimonos, the FRC contains over 3,000 garments, accessories and ephemera dating back to 1820 that are available to support on-site objectbased research.
Dr. Kimberly Wahl
Graduate Program Director
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7066
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7608
"This program has launched me into the world of fashion, becoming a platform for learning fresh perspectives and new ways of thinking, alongside a support network of diverse peers, academics, and fashion leaders that continuously challenge the status quo."