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Certificate in
Fashion Coordination and Styling

This certificate is designed to prepare professionally trained students for a career as fashion coordination and styling consultants. It will provide graduates with a solid knowledge foundation, with creative and technical expertise, and with sound problem-solving abilities. The program offers a stimulating study of art, design, and costume history and technology, which will prepare the graduate for career progression within this specialist field of fashion. The fashion industry has far-reaching influence and generates billions of dollars in many sectors of the Canadian economy. There are many avenues of opportunity for graduates in areas such as video and movie production, special events, trade shows and promotional exhibits, retail, television, magazines, corporate and/or individual consultation, and business ownership.

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Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

OSSD with six Grade 12 U or M credits, or equivalent, or mature student status with relevant professional experience.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of eight courses (four required courses and four electives), with a grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for completion of the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Courses

CDFC 101   Fashion Coordination and Styling:  Fashion Coordination
CDFC 102   Fashion Coordination and Styling:  Fashion Styling
CDFC 103   Fashion Coordination and Styling:  Design Fundamentals in Fashion
CDFC 104   Fashion Coordination and Styling:  Creating the Image


Electives (select four)

CCMN 373   Communication:  Fashion Communication: Professional Approaches
CDFA 104   Fashion:  Fashion Drawing I
CDFA 110   Fashion:  Fashion Drawing II
CDFC 105   Fashion Coordination and Styling:  Fashion Shows and Special Events
CDFC 106   Fashion Coordination and Styling:  Fashion, Culture, and Society
CDFC 107   Fashion Coordination and Styling:  Fashion Buying
CDFC 200   Fashion Coordination and Styling:  Fashion Photography
CENT 500   Entrepreneurship:  New Venture Startup
CFSN 703   Fashion:  Visual Merchandising and Display
CMKT 100   Marketing:  Principles of Marketing


Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CDFC 103   Fashion Coordination and Styling:  Design Fundamentals in Fashion
CENT 500   Entrepreneurship:  New Venture Startup
CMKT 100   Marketing:  Principles of Marketing


An intensive, 13-week program

Students have the opportunity to obtain the Certificate in Fashion Coordination and Styling over 13 intensive, 5-day weeks. This unique fast-track program covers all four required courses and four preselected elective courses.

CDFC 999   Fashion Coordination and Styling:  Summer Fashion Intensive