You have an eye for style, and a head for business. We have a two-year diploma program that combines both. In our hands-on program, you will learn practical skills in business, fashion, communication and marketing, while making industry connections that will launch your career. Everything you learn will enable you to jump into careers in Buying, Merchandising, Branding, Forecasting, Styling, Public Relations, Event Planning and Sales, or continue your studies into KPU's Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program (BBA).
Who Studies Fashion Marketing?
Accepting up to 30 new students each year, applicants to the program are eager to learn about and work in various areas of the fashion industry. They have some experience and knowledge about fashion and wish to build on that passion to develop their marketing and management skills for success in leadership positions. If you have always enjoyed exploring fashion companies and thought about working with people and clothing in the business sector then you will thrive in this program. Students who excel in this program have a flair for fashion, an eye for style and an innate ability to connect with people.
Our graduates develop skills necessary for employment in the creative business services sector. Career opportunities are extensive and include:
- Styling and Consulting
- Visual Merchandising
- Special Events Coordination
- Retail Sales
Graduates can work for apparel companies, retailers, distributors and marketers. Some graduates choose to work freelance or run their own organizations and ideally find a broad variety of options to pursue a meaningful career or further education.
Graduates may choose to take their career further by progressing into one of KPU's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree programs, or another Faculty of interest.
Faculty's website: kpu.ca/design
Department's website: kpu.ca/design/fashion-marketing
In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:
- Fashion Marketing information session
- Letter of Interest package
For further details about the information session and the letter of interest package, including submission specifics, visit the department's website at kpu.ca/fashionmarketing
Seat availability is based on priority for students who continue in all courses as per the prescribed program plan. Students who are unable to meet course requirements to continue with the program plan or who decide to take a break from their studies, may be removed from program. Re-admission into the program will be based on seat availability and approval by the program.
To continue each semester as a Fashion Marketing Diploma student and maintain priority registration status, students are required to take all of the Fashion Marketing (FMRK) courses in sequence as listed in the "Course Requirements" section.
|Digital Software for Fashion Marketing
|Fashion Retail Work Experience
|Introduction to Marketing
|Select one of the following:
|Fundamentals of Business in Canada
|Essentials of Management
|Visual Communication for Fashion Marketing
|Fashion and Consumers
|Select one of the following:
|Accounting Essentials for Non-Business Students
|Visual Fashion Merchandising & Promotion
|Fashion Marketing Work Experience
|Introduction to Digital Marketing
|Fashion Events and Promotions
|Entrepreneurial eCommerce for Fashion Marketing
|Social Media for Public Relations
Electives may be selected from any undergraduate courses. Students planning to progress to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree program at KPU should consult a School of Business Academic Advisor as early as possible.
This program is delivered in an e-mobile environment that uses laptop computers and specific software. Students are advised NOT to purchase a personal laptop computer until specifications and requirements have been provided to successful applicants.
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Fashion Marketing.
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