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Fashion Courses


Experience VCC Join us at Experience VCC on October 24 for an evening of free workshops, entertainment, and prizes.

These courses introduce fashion skills, assist those planning to apply to a Fashion program, and introduce new special interest fashion courses. Limited enrolment. No application required.

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April, July Varies Statement of Completion Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

Online Mail In Person
If you're ready and know the program you want, register now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the CS Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [business hours]

Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

These courses do not have additional admission requirements and are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee


Info Sessions

Info Sessions

The future is in fashion.

Employers in B.C.’s fashion industry frequently turn to VCC to hire our job-ready graduates. Attend this information session to learn about our full-time Fashion Design & Production Diploma and the fashion merchandising program. You’ll also meet our instructors and see where students work.

Join us at VCC’s Downtown campus, 200-block Dunsmuir at Hamilton, two blocks west of the Stadium SkyTrain station.

Date Day Time Room Location
November 14, 2018 Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 922 Downtown
December 5, 2018 Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 922 Downtown


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Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info

Questions?

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Contact us:

Program Coordinators: Sarah Murray and Andrea Korens, VCC Fashion, 604.871.7000, ext. 8668 and 8661
Program Assistant: Lou Solina, VCC Fashion, 604.871.7000, ext. 8428

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 (201893)

(FASH 1150) Fashion Illustration 0 credits    $400.99



Improve and develop your fashion drawing skills and style while learning or reviewing the basics. Classroom activities include drawing from a live model, exploring the styles of professional illustrators, learning to render a variety of fabrics, and using a variety of media. This course is well suited to a beginner looking to build a portfolio, or a more advanced learner who wants to sharpen their skills. Bring to first class: 11"x14" Strathmore or Canson all purpose paper sketch pad, an F pencil and eraser.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30539 DTN Rm. 920
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
27-Sep-2018
to 29-Nov-2018
Gellert, Lisa
Register
  30539 DTN Rm. 921
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
27-Sep-2018
to 29-Nov-2018
Gellert, Lisa
Register


(FASH 1154) Sewing - Beginners Level 1 0 credits    $390.99



Learn to use industrial sewing machines to practise your skills and construct two simple garments. Perfect for beginner sewers, or those building a portfolio for acceptance into a fashion design program. Bring to first class: metric measuring tape, small scissors or snips, pencil and a three-ring binder with a supply of paper. Wear closed-toe shoes with little/no heel. Additional supplies will be discussed in first session. (30 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30416 DTN Rm. 161
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
19-Sep-2018
to 21-Nov-2018
Godin, Patrice
Register


(FASH 1160) Personal Pattern Making 1 - Bottoms 0 credits    $400.99



Learn to take personal measurements to be used to draft a Skirt, Trouser or Jean block/sloper. Each block will be cut in muslin and fitted to the individual. The fitting will be checked and any pattern adjustments will be applied to the draft. The draft will then be transferred onto card to be used to develop patterns. Use 1/2 scale blocks to learn how to manipulate blocks into various styles before developing a full scale personal Skirt or Pant pattern. After the pattern is completed, the design will be cut in muslin and sewn up for a fitting. The sequence of construction will be developed while constructing the muslin. This course will assist those students who are building a portfolio for acceptance into a fashion design program. This course requires learners to have some basic sewing experience. If you have successfully completed FASH1154 Beginner Sewing 1 or FASH1118 Introduction to Industrial Sewing Machines (or have other relevant experience) you may use our industrial sewing machines. Otherwise, you are welcome to use one of our domestic machines, bring one of your own, or do your sewing at home.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30507 DTN Rm. 161
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1200
22-Sep-2018
to 29-Sep-2018
Sciarretta, Concetta
Register
  30507 DTN Rm. 161
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1200
13-Oct-2018
to 03-Nov-2018
Sciarretta, Concetta
Register
  30507 DTN Rm. 161
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1200
17-Nov-2018
to 08-Dec-2018
Sciarretta, Concetta
Register


Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2019 (201991)

(FASH 1118) Introduction to Industrial Sewing Machines 0 credits    $54.57



Industrial sewing machines are faster and more powerful than their domestic counterparts. Whether you want to take your home sewing to the next level, or take the first step in a career in fashion, industrial sewing machines are key for professionally sewn products. In this course, you will learn how to safely operate and troubleshoot an industrial straight-stitch sewing machine. You will also learn to use industrial sergers and irons. Bring a small pair of scissors or snips for trimming thread, and wear closed-toe shoes with little/no heel. Successful completion of this course will allow you to use our industrial sewing machines in other workshop courses. Please note - this course is not required to register for FASH 1154 or FASH 1158. (3 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10422 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
17-Jan-2019
TBATo be assigned
Register


(FASH 1154) Sewing - Beginners Level 1 0 credits    $385.99



Learn to use industrial sewing machines to practise your skills and construct two simple garments. Perfect for beginner sewers, or those building a portfolio for acceptance into a fashion design program. Bring to first class: metric measuring tape, small scissors or snips, pencil and a three-ring binder with a supply of paper. Wear closed-toe shoes with little/no heel. Additional supplies will be discussed in first session. (30 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10289 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
17-Jan-2019
to 21-Mar-2019
Drake, Allison
Register


(FASH 1160) Personal Pattern Making 1 - Bottoms 0 credits    $400.99



Learn to take personal measurements to be used to draft a Skirt, Trouser or Jean block/sloper. Each block will be cut in muslin and fitted to the individual. The fitting will be checked and any pattern adjustments will be applied to the draft. The draft will then be transferred onto card to be used to develop patterns. Use 1/2 scale blocks to learn how to manipulate blocks into various styles before developing a full scale personal Skirt or Pant pattern. After the pattern is completed, the design will be cut in muslin and sewn up for a fitting. The sequence of construction will be developed while constructing the muslin. This course will assist those students who are building a portfolio for acceptance into a fashion design program. This course requires learners to have some basic sewing experience. If you have successfully completed FASH1154 Beginner Sewing 1 or FASH1118 Introduction to Industrial Sewing Machines (or have other relevant experience) you may use our industrial sewing machines. Otherwise, you are welcome to use one of our domestic machines, bring one of your own, or do your sewing at home.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10424 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1200
19-Jan-2019
to 09-Feb-2019
Sciarretta, Concetta
Register
  10424 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1200
23-Feb-2019
to 30-Mar-2019
Sciarretta, Concetta
Register


Corsetry (FASH 1183)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Couture Draping (FASH 1181)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Fashion Illustration (FASH 1150)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $400.99
Fashion Show Production (FASH 1136)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Introduction to Industrial Sewing Machines (FASH 1118)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $54.57
Millinery 1 (FASH 1162)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Personal Pattern Making 1 - Bottoms (FASH 1160)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $400.99
Pojagi Workshop (FASH 1119)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Sewing - Beginners Level 1 (FASH 1154)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $390.99
Sewing - Beginners Level 2 (FASH 1158)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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