Summer Fashion Intensive

The Summer Fashion Intensive (CDFC 999) offers you the unique opportunity of earning a Certificate in Fashion Coordination and Styling in an intensive 13-week program. This unique fast-track program covers a spectrum of topics that will assist you in developing the creative and commercial skills needed in the fashion coordination and styling areas of the fashion industry.

The range of topics offered covers not only the specifics of Fashion Coordination and Styling, but also the broader areas of the fashion industry in which they are utilized. The courses will help you discover your creative potential, and assist you to demonstrate your acquired skills and knowledge.

Note: The four electives have been preselected to complement the four required courses in the summer intensive program. The combination of the selected courses have been chosen to provide a strong platform and offer you an excellent skill set for creative expression in the areas of fashion coordination and styling. If you want to take additional related courses, you may do so in other terms. Visit Courses in Fashion to see which electives and workshops are currently offered.

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Equipment and Facilities

The Fashion Coordination and Styling classes are held in Ryerson University’s School of Fashion, in the centre of the University’s campus in downtown Toronto. Our facilities and equipment are current and provide an opportunity to learn proven professional skills with up-to-date classroom technology and techniques.

Certificate and Course Information

The courses in the Summer Fashion Intensive program include the following four required courses and four elective courses necessary for the completion of the Certificate in Fashion Coordination and Styling:

  • CDFA 104 Fashion: Fashion Drawing I
  • 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
  • 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

Sample Schedule – Week One

Each week of the Summer Fashion Intensive offers 24 hours of in-class and online instruction, for a total of 312 hours over 13 weeks.

Here is a snapshot of a typical week in the Summer Fashion Intensive.

Monday, May 6, 20196:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.Fashion Drawing I (CDFA 104)
Tuesday, May 7, 20196:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.Fashion Buying (CDFC 107)
Wednesday, May 8, 20196:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.Fashion Coordination (CDFC 101)
Thursday, May 9, 20196:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.Fashion Styling (CDFC 102)
Friday, May 10, 2019 No Friday classes
Saturday, May 11, 20199:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Creating the Image (CDFC 104)
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.Fashion, Culture, and Society (CDFC 106)
Distance EducationDesign Fundamentals in Fashion (CDFC 103)
Distance EducationFashion Shows and Special Events (CDFC 105)

Note: Schedule is subject to change. There will be no classes on May 20 (Victoria Day) and July 1, 2019 (Canada Day).

Not sure where to start? Have questions?

Our Program Advisor is here to help! Brigid Elmy can assist both Canadian and international students with information, advice, and next steps, and can connect you with other on-campus services and supports. Let us help you plan your Summer Fashion Intensive learning experience.

Phone: 416.979.5000, ext. 6674 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EST)

Online chats are also available during these times. Contact Brigid to request an appointment time.


Are you an international student? Come join us!

The Summer Fashion Intensive welcomes international learners. You do not need a study permit to enrol in this program. Contact Brigid Elmy for more information about the enrolment process.

The 2019 international student fee for the Summer Fashion Intensive (CDFC 999) is $5,874.37 CAD.

If you intend to continue your education beyond this program and study in Canada for more than six months, you must apply for a study permit from outside of Canada. Need information about permits and visa requirements? Contact International Student Support at

Note: All Chang School programs are considered to be part-time. International students enrolled in Chang School programs are not eligible to work during their studies and cannot apply for a postgraduate work permit when their program is complete.

Ready to enrol?

Class size is limited. Visit Summer Fashion Intensive (CDFC 999) for intensive dates, fees, and enrolment.

Note: For those interested in enrolling in individual components of the Summer Fashion Intensive (as opposed to the entire certificate program), see the individual course links listed above for Spring/Summer scheduling options.

Our Students

Our learners come from a variety of backgrounds and possess a variety of knowledge and skill levels. You do not need to have any prior experience in fashion. This program is designed to appeal to anyone who has an interest in the many facets of the fashion industry focusing on the coordination and styling areas, including those who wish to

  • upgrade their present level of expertise,
  • retrain or make a career change,
  • establish their own business, or
  • improve opportunities for advancement or job placement in fashion-related fields

Our Instructors

Our experienced fashion instructors are seasoned professionals currently working in the industry. The instructors in the Summer Fashion Intensive work closely with students to create a positive in-class experience developing the learning the skills required to complete assignments and to achieve creative goals.

Useful Links

The following links will assist you in planning your spring/summer studies at The Chang School:

For More Information

For further information, contact James Fowler, Academic Coordinator.

For general information or to register, contact The Chang School.
Phone: 416.979.5035

Please note that the deadline for registering in this intensive program is April 19, 2019. You are strongly encouraged to register early. If you will be travelling from outside of Toronto to attend the program, please contact Brigid Elmy at before making any travel or accommodation arrangements so that she may confirm the program status.