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O que eu aprenderei?

The Fashion Techniques and Design program prepares graduates for careers in garment manufacturing design rooms. This is a women's wear program that simulates, as closely as possible, the industry's standards, practices and facilities. You will use industrial machines and learn the essentials of technical illustration, pattern making, pattern grading and clothing construction. Additional core subjects include textiles, technical specifications and history of costume. Program electives allow you to select specific related subject areas, such as fashion show development, portfolio development, draping, lingerie, men's pattern drafting, leather apparel, knitwear and bridal and evening wear. Computer skills in Adobe Illustrator, pattern drafting and pattern grading are included as core and elective courses and are continually upgraded to meet industry needs. This program covers introductory methods to more advanced concepts in the second year.

An annual fashion show and portfolio event highlights successful student projects. Students have the opportunity to network with industry, participate in numerous competitions, work on applied research projects, volunteer and attend industry events.

Note: This program requires extensive sewing; manual dexterity and good vision are assets. Both sewing experience and access to a sewing machine outside of the campus facilities are expected.


Students with a minimum 2.7 GPA may apply for a Field Education elective in second year.


The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Draft and grade flat patterns for mass garment production.
  • Select and use production methods and techniques that best suit the fabric, pattern and design of the garments.
  • Select garment materials that are compatible with the overall apparel design and meet the user's needs.
  • Operate industrial sewing, pressing, grading and other technical equipment safely to professional standards.
  • Apply technical and computing skills to fashion design and production.
  • Research and analyze factors, trends, stylistic features, and art principles that influence current fashions.
  • Prepare visual and portfolio materials, product specifications, and cost analysis for a product, project and/or market.
  • Design, prototype and produce original patterns and garments using mass production industrial methods and equipment.


This program is ideal for individuals with a love of fashion and a desire to be involved in the industry at various stages of creating a fashion line, from initial design concept to final product.

Graduates typically become members of a team in roles that might include:

  • Pattern drafting or construction
  • Drafting and construction specifications
  • Product development

Graduates have had successful careers as:

  • Assistant Designers
  • Technical Designer
  • Patternmakers
  • Samplemakers
  • Assistant Apparel Technician
  • Graders
  • Marker Maker
  • Technical Illustrators
  • Product Developer
  • Stylist
  • Design, Trend and Style consultant
  • Blogger

Workplaces range from small design studios to large manufacturing companies. In the last 40 years, graduates have also developed into entrepreneurs in design, sewing and fashion service bureaus.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology

Opções de estudo

Período integral (4 semestres)

CAD$14.330,00 (R$ 58.948) por ano
CAN $7,165 per semester

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Data de início

11 Janeiro 2021, 7 Setembro 2021


George Brown College

Casa Loma Campus,

175 Kendal Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

M5R 1M3, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

This program requires extensive sewing and drafting. It is strongly recommended that applicants have sewing experience. Students who enter the program with intermediate experience in working with commercial patterns and construction of garments have a better chance to succeed with program demands. Both sewing ability and access to a sewing machine outside of the campus facilities are expected.

Basic computer literacy and skill level in Word and Excel are recommended.

** Mature Student Status (19 Years of Age or Older and No OSSD)

Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency.

  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program - Level 8
  • IELTS (Academic) - 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band
  • TOEFL - 80 (online) minimum 20 in each skill band
  • MELAB – 80
  • PTE (Academic) - 54, overall minimum; 50 in each skill band
  • CAEL - 60 (overall)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency) - 169 or more (with no individual skill below 162)

Sobre a universidade

A George Brown College é uma comunidade diversa e acolhedora localizada no coração de Toronto, a maior cidade do Canadá.

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