Ryerson University

Ryerson is Canada's leader in innovative, career-focused education and a university clearly on the move. It is a distinctly urban university with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Ryerson has a mission to serve societal need and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community.

Our aim is to provide career-oriented education at a degree level which will ultimately lead to professional careers for men and women in all industries related to fashion. With a degree in fashion from Ryerson’s School of Fashion you will be prepared for a variety of careers in Fashion Communication and Fashion Design. The first year of the four-year program is common to all Fashion students. This foundation year is designed to give you a general overview of the knowledge and skills applicable to all branches of the fashion industry.

Head of School

Robert Ott, recognized for his extensive senior management experience with The Jones Group where I held a series of progressively responsible executive roles since I first joined the firm in 1990. I was responsible for overseeing product research and development, supporting marketing activities, developing and overseeing an international business model, and re-evaluating the strategic positioning of corporate brands within Canada.

Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Bachelor of Design in Fashion
Bachelor of Design in Fashion Communication
Master of Arts  in Fashion

Noteworthy Alumni

Brittany Eccles, Art Director at Elle Canada; Meg Sinclair and NJAL's Devlyn Van Loon (pictured below)

Life in Toronto

Ryerson University is located in the heart of Toronto, and subsequently provides limitless exposure to innovative artistic and cultural events that complement your educational experiences. Toronto is home to many creative outlets within and without the fashion industry rendering it the cultural epicenter on the forefront of artistic ingenuity in Canada. Toronto serves as the median through which these talents are brought to the attention of a larger audience, contributing to feel of the city itself as one of cutting-edge creativity. Ryerson is at the center of this cultural hub providing the backdrop for many Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) screenings, Nuit Blanche and Luminato installations, and other cultural events. Surrounding the campus are numerous artistic hotspots, including the Bata Shoe Museum, Design Exchange, Textile Museum, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).

Tuition and Scholarship Information

Ryerson University offers entrance scholarships to qualified students entering their first year of study. For detailed information click here. For more information on tuition fees click here.

A Look Inside: Ryerson School of Fashion

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