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Fashion is in a state of disruption. For a successful career in this industry, it’s crucial to understand innovations and how they can impact the industry. Fashion brands are looking to hire innovative talent who can connect with consumers in unique and unexpected ways and help their company make critical business decisions in response to the impacts of technology, social media, and progressive consumer values. With our Certificate in Fashion Innovation, prime yourself with the in-demand knowledge and competencies to thrive in the fashion industry now and in the years ahead.

Networking Event: Creative Industries

Join The Chang School for an exclusive networking event on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, Creative Industries. This free, in-person event is designed for professionals in the creative industry, and individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in these areas.

Listen to a panel of accomplished professionals in the creative industry speak about their career journeys, and learn more about how they got to where they are today. Then, join professionals, alumni, instructors, and students for a networking session.

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Time: 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Toronto Metropolitan University
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education
Peter Bronfman Learning Centre
7th Floor, Heaslip House,
297 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON


Industry and Careers

This certificate can help you build the skills needed to become employed in the following areas:

  • Trend forecasting
  • Merchandising, buying and product management
  • DTC, marketplace and digital selling
  • Events management
  • Fashion media
  • Styling
  • Wholesale sales and brand management

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Those looking for career advancement in the fashion industry.
  • People who have a passion for fashion and want to complement their existing education or professional experience in the following areas:
    • Marketing/event planning
    • Business management/entrepreneurship
    • Design management
    • Research and analytics
    • Brand building and public relations
    • User experience (UX) or user interface (UI)
    • Those interested in Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Fashion undergraduate program, but unsure if they want to apply for the full program

What Will You Learn?

After completing this certificate, you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the fashion landscape and business of fashion as it aligns with core consumer/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.
  • Know how to market your personal brand to win - and hold - focus in an oversaturated marketplace.
  • Analyze data sets to help inform marketing and sales strategies as they apply to supply chain, consumer analytics, and trend forecasting.
  • Develop a portfolio that showcases knowledge and understanding of the fashion industry today. Infographic transcript link is found below this image Infographic Transcript


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

Awards and Bursaries



We’re thankful to our partners whose support and expertise helped guide the development of this certificate program.

  • The Certificate in Fashion Innovation was built in collaboration with The School of Fashion, one of the top fashion schools in the world.

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