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Application Information

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Applicants will be interviewed in December, February, March, and April. Those interviewed prior to the March 1st deadline will be considered for early admissions. 

Follow these easy steps to apply to the Fashion Design & Technology program:

Your journey towards a career in the apparel industry here begins here!

Follow these easy steps to apply to the Fashion Design & Technology Program at KPU:

Step 1: Apply to KPU

All details on the KPU admissions process and entrance requirements can be found here:

Apply to KPU online at:

Step 2: Prepare Your Portfolio Package

Once you have completed your application, you will receive instructions on how to submit your Portfolio through an online submission platform called Slideroom.  This portfolio presents your potential to work in the field of fashion design.

To help you create the most effective portfolio possible, we offer workshops, feedback sessions and open houses.  Click here for more information on dates to come.

For portfolio requirements and process, click here.

Step 3: Attend Portfolio Review Session

Eligible applicants who have met the application and documentation submission requirements will be contacted for a portfolio review session. Each review is booked for 45 minutes. This will include a short interview with program faculty members to discuss your portfolio pieces and interest in the program.  The faculty team will review your portfolio in more detail as you tour the labs and studios and learn more about the program.

If you live outside of the Greater Vancouver Area, we can make alternative portfolio review arrangements.

Step 4: You’ll be notified of our decision

Within 2 weeks of your portfolio review, you are able to view the results on your Online Self-Service checklist, regardless of your application status.

Only once all entrance requirements and documentation submissions have been completed, then your application status will be updated and you will be informed of your application decision by KPU Admissions. It is in your best interest to complete your application checklist as soon as possible or your seat may be offered to another student who has completed their checklist before you.

Your application decision will be one of the following:

  • Offered admission to the Fashion Design & Technology program, or
  • Waitlisted for entry to the Fashion Design & Technology program, or
  • Not accepted into the Fashion Design & Technology program at this time. If you are not accepted into the Fashion Design & Technology program, you are encouraged to develop your knowledge, skills, and portfolio and begin reapplying as early as October 1, 2019, for the September 2020 intake.

Step 5: Pay your deposit

If you are sent an offer to our program, reserve your seat by paying a deposit by the specified deadline.  Details will be provided in your offer package from the Admissions Office.

Step 6: Register for classes

Admitted students who have paid the confirmation deposit will receive registration instructions.

* Important Note *

Laptop program

The Fashion Design & Technology program is delivered in an e-mobile environment that uses laptop computers and specific software. Students are advised NOT to purchase a personal laptop computer until specifications and requirements have been provided to successful applicants.