Entrance Requirements

For a full breakdown of entrance requirements, please review the UFV Academic Calendar.

  1. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent or 19 years or older before the first day of classes.
  2. Program Orientation - attendance is a required element of the portfolio review process.
  3. Portfolio Submission - guidelines for portfolio requirements will be sent to all applicants.  These guidelines are also available on the Fashion Design website or from the department assistant.
  4. Personal Interview - applicants must attend a personal interview session at which time the portfolio will be reviewed.  An interview date and time will be assigned at the orientation session.
  5. Applicants must satisfy the English Language Policy. For details on how to meet this requirement, see English Language Policy 340.29


Note: For out-of-province or applicants who reside over 400 km from the university, special arrangements for an orientation, a long distance portfolio submission, and interview are available.  For further details contact the department assistant.

Students who do not meet these requirements might consider the Arts Studies program path. 

Portfolio Requirements

Submission of the portfolio must include the following original works:

Section l:  Fine Arts and Applied Arts

  • Art/Fine Art: sketchbook, painting, sketches, drawings, in a variety of mediums.
  • Applied Art: photography, pottery, sculpture, embroidery, weaving, fabric arts, knitting, bead work, etc. 

Section ll:  Computer and Math Skills

  • Computer skills: Spreadsheets, documents, PowerPoint, word documents, auto-cad patterns and exercises, computer generated artwork, etc. Note: Basic computer skills are required.
  • Math Skills: a short math exercise involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions and decimals may be administered during the interview session.

Section lll:  Garments


Garments made by the applicant can be from commercial patterns, draping or applicant’s drafts. Garments will be assessed according to handling of fabrics, complexity of application, construction and finishing details. A variety of garments demonstrating a range of techniques is required.


Written Statement


In a well-developed 500-word essay, describe your understanding of the fashion industry and explain why you have chosen fashion as a career.


Résumé and Letter of Reference


In a professional format provide a current resume outlining your education, work experience, special awards, volunteer and leadership experience.

Letters of reference from teachers, employers, club leaders and/or coaches are required.


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