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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Technology

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Technology

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    22,650 CAD

  • Application fee

    120 CAD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    2 out of 4

optional
Work Experience

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-March-2022 01-March-2022

Overview

Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Technology

To many, it's a piece of fabric. To you, it's a blank canvas just waiting to be brought to life. Make your mark in the world of fashion with the only four-year degree program of its kind in Western Canada.

KPU's Bachelor of Design, Fashion and Technology program has an international reputation for building tomorrow's fashion leaders. 

The University's unique, industry-focused curriculum gives students the design skills, business acumen and marketing savvy they need to compete in the global fashion marketplace.

Upon graduation from the four year degree program, KPU's alumni have been placed in innovative and leading positions in the local apparel and design industry, often beginning their post-graduate careers as soon as a week after completion of the year end event.

What makes this program so special?

  • KPU's teachers are industry leaders who are plugged into the global fashion scene.
  • KPU's program simulates a professional working environment and constantly adapts to reflect the changing marketplace.
  • KPU's classrooms are equipped with cutting-edge technology used by industry.
  • KPU's workplace practicum program opens the doors to top local companies such as lululemon, Arc'teryx, Oak + Fort, and Manuel Mendoza.
  • KPU's international exchange program prepares students to become global fashion leaders.
  • KPU's students study at fashion schools in London, Melbourne, Berlin, Helsinki, Monterrey, Horsens and Taipei.
  • KPU's many inspiring guest speakers and presentations invite students to take their learning outside of the classroom and participate in the vibrant local design community.
  • KPU's students launch their careers by showcasing their final collections in our renowned fashion show, which is attended by over 2,000 people, including industry leaders and the media.

Smart cost estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$36,750

Total costs

yearly

$6,852

Cost of living

1 person

$7,248

Accommodation

1 bed room

$22,650

Tuition

1 person

Academic requirements

  • Meeting KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
  • Graduated from high school (secondary school) or completed 24 or more undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Portfolio Review and Orientation Session

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Portfolio Review and Orientation Session

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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listening
-
writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

 

English Proficiency for Pathway EntryEnglish Upgrading Course OptionsUndergraduate Course Options
Pathway 1  
Assessed below English Studies 12 (C-)ENGQ1Not available for Pathway 1 students
 ELSQ1 
 ELST 0041 through ELST 01831 
Pathway 2  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C-), (b) IELTS 5.5, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 10891 
 ELST 0256 through ELST 02831Up to 4 credits from the courses designated for Pathway 2 English Proficiency
Pathway 3  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C), (b) IELTS 6.0, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 1091, 1092 or 10991Up to 8 credits from courses designated for Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 English Proficiency
 ELST 0365 through ELST 03831 

Career opportunities

  • Fashion designer
  • Workroom assistant
  • Fashion and textiles buyer or merchandiser
  • Stylist
  • Personal stylist/personal shopper
  • Production manager
  • Fashion writer
  • Textile designer
  • Fashion illustrator

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