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Fashion Courses


These courses introduce students to basic fashion skills as well as special interest topics. The courses can assist those planning to apply to a fashion program. Limited enrollment. No application required. 
Email 
fashion@vcc.ca or sign up online to be added to our fashion course mailing list. 




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep, Jan, Apr, Jul 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 16 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

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
August 21, 2019 Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 921 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 Apr-Aug2019 (201992)

(FASH 1154) Sewing - Beginners Level 1 0 credits    $398.81



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
  20563 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
30-Jul-2019
to 29-Aug-2019
Godin, Patrice
Register


Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 (201993)

(FASH 1118) Introduction to Industrial Sewing Machines 0 credits    $57.70



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
  30078 DTN Rm. 161
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
25-Sep-2019
Godin, Patrice
Register


(FASH 1154) Sewing - Beginners Level 1 0 credits    $398.71



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
  30077 DTN Rm. 161
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
25-Sep-2019
to 27-Nov-2019
Godin, Patrice
Register


(FASH 1159) Tailoring 0 credits    $398.71



Tailoring is now more accessible to both professional and home sewers, thanks to modern developments in technique and technology. In this course, students will construct half-scale samples to understand and document the tailoring process. Students may simultaneously work on a full-scale jacket at home, or keep the samples and instructions for future projects. This course requires learners to have intermediate sewing skills. If you have successfully completed FASH 0021 Beginner Sewing 1 or FASH 1118 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, or bring one of your own.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30510 DTN Rm. 161
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
24-Sep-2019
to 26-Nov-2019
Godin, Patrice
Register


(FASH 1160) Personal Pattern Making 1 - Bottoms 0 credits    $408.71



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
  30079 DTN Rm. 161
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1200
21-Sep-2019
to 05-Oct-2019
Sciarretta, Concetta
Register
  30079 DTN Rm. 161
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1200
19-Oct-2019
to 02-Nov-2019
Sciarretta, Concetta
Register
  30079 DTN Rm. 161
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1200
16-Nov-2019
to 07-Dec-2019
Sciarretta, Concetta
Register


(FASH 1162) Millinery 1 0.0 credits    $279.64



A hat frames your most important asset - your face! Learn the secrets of millinery, as we use traditional materials and methods of pattern drafting to create a boater style hat, then we will push the boundaries of your imagination to create a unique, eye-catching fascinator. Bring to the first class: pencil or pen, ruler, dressmaking pins, tape measure, scissors, tracing paper and push pins. Fabric options for your hats will be discussed on the first night. (18 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30474 DTN Rm. 922
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
30-Sep-2019
to 07-Oct-2019
Hanke, Dominique
Register
  30474 DTN Rm. 921
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
30-Sep-2019
to 07-Oct-2019
Hanke, Dominique
Register
  30474 DTN Rm. 922
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
21-Oct-2019
to 04-Nov-2019
Hanke, Dominique
Register
  30474 DTN Rm. 921
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
21-Oct-2019
to 04-Nov-2019
Hanke, Dominique
Register
  30474 DTN Rm. 921
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
18-Nov-2019
Hanke, Dominique
Register
  30474 DTN Rm. 922
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
18-Nov-2019
Hanke, Dominique
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 N/A
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 $57.70
Millinery 1 (FASH 1162)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $279.64
Patchwork Techniques: Pojagi (FASH 1119)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Personal Pattern Making 1 - Bottoms (FASH 1160)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $408.71
Personal Pattern Making 2: Tops and Dresses (FASH 1170)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Sewing - Beginners Level 1 (FASH 1154)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $398.81
Sewing - Beginners Level 2 (FASH 1158)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Tailoring (FASH 1159)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $398.71


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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