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Design your career in fashion with the Fashion Innovation certificate

The fashion industry is rapidly changing. The Chang School Certificate in Fashion Innovation is for people passionate about evolving the fashion industry to make it more sustainable, inclusive, and efficient.

The unique Certificate in Fashion Innovation was built in collaboration with one of the top fashion schools in the world, the School of Fashion. It provides in-depth education that will set you up for success in a wide variety of fashion-related fields, including marketing and events management; brand-building, public relations, fashion media, and styling; business analysis and management, and entrepreneurship; design management, product research and trend forecasting; direct-to-consumer, marketplace and digital selling; and merchandising, buying, wholesale sales and brand management.

The Fashion Innovation certificate is all about future-proofing your skills: as the fashion industry undergoes rapid transformation, it will equip you with everything you need to stay ahead of the curve. By developing expertise in areas such as sustainability, digital innovation, diversity, research and data analysis, digital events and experiential branding, and emerging fashion systems, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to shape the future of fashion, drive positive change, and gain a competitive advantage. You’ll also complete a capstone project where you will solve a real-world problem and connect with the fashion community, preparing you to lead change in the fashion industry.

Our Fashion Innovation program stands out by providing access to industry experts who are actively working in the field. You’ll benefit from the firsthand knowledge, insights, and connections these professionals bring, expanding your industry network and gaining valuable industry perspectives. Our curriculum also emphasizes real-world learning through case studies, workshops, and hands-on projects – you’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to solve current industry challenges, developing a portfolio that showcases your expertise and sets you apart in the job market.

Whether you're already working in the industry, starting your own fashion venture, or transitioning careers, our online format enables you to pursue your education while maintaining your other commitments.

Are you ready to get started? A fulfilling career is always in fashion.

Who should take this Fashion Innovation certificate?

  • You’re looking for upskilling in key areas of fashion disruption, including sustainability; digital and technological innovation; meaningful and radical diversity, equity and inclusion; and emerging fashion systems
  • You’re a fashion entrepreneur who has started or is thinking about starting their own business
  • You want to pivot into a career in fashion
  • You’d like to advance in your fashion career with a post-secondary certificate credential

What will you learn while taking the Fashion Innovation certificate?

You’ll learn how to:

  • Understand the changing fashion landscape and business of fashion as it aligns with core consumer and corporate values, including sustainability, equality, diversity, gender fluidity, radical inclusion, and community
  • Design and implement meaningful digital fashion experiences and in-person events that drive customer engagement and enhance brand loyalty
  • Analyze data sets to help inform marketing and sales strategies as they apply to supply chain, consumer analytics, and trend forecasting
  • Showcase your expertise with a portfolio that addresses a current issue, driving positive change in the fashion industry

Certificate Requirements

  • 6 required courses
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

Admission Criteria


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grade 12 U or M credits (including English)


  • Continuous learners with relevant professional experience


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