Fashion designers and product developers create new styles of clothing and accessories such as jewellery, belts, shoes, gloves and hats. Fashion designers may use their skills full time in accessory design, fashion consulting or designing uniforms for large corporations. They also may work part time as fashion illustrators, photographers' stylists, fashion writers, fashion show commentators or costume designers.

Many designers work as in-house designers for specialty stores or they freelance (produce individual designs for clients). Self-employed fashion designers may work out of their own home or studio and handle the production and distribution of the products themselves without the aid of a manufacturing or distribution facility. (alis)

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The University of Manitoba does not offer a program in Fashion Design. Related programs that are offered include: Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Environmental Design. To learn about these programs visit the University of Manitoba Academic Calendar & Course Catalogue. To determine which degree path suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant. For support with course registration and academic issues, speak with an Academic Advisor

Please also view the links below to learn about Fashion Design programs in Canada. 

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