1. What do I need to do to prepare for the interview?

When you apply to our Full-Time program We will send you a list of questions to prepare for

2. When should I apply for the Full-Time program?

Registration for our Full-Time program opens in November every year

3. Is there a ‘wait list’ for the Full-Time program?

We will let you know if our program is full. You will be notified when you apply if you will be on the wait list for that current entry year

4. What are the start times for the Full-Time program?

The Full-Time program starts once a year every September

5. Do I need a portfolio to be eligible for the Full-Time program?

Your acceptance into the Full-Time program is based on admissions exam and interview. Having a portfolio certainly helps us see your work but is not a requirement

6. Do you accept International Students?

Yes. We are a Designated learning Institution (DLI) under Immigration, Refugees and citizenship Canada. Please see our International student application in the ‘hamburger’ menu on the front page

7.What are the requirements for your Part-Time classes?

Our part-time classes are geared towards those that want to learn a new skill or just take on a new hobby. You can sign up to any course that you are interested in.

8.I want to visit the Academy, Do you offer tours or information sessions?

Yes. Please call or email us to set up a personal information session

9.What future careers will be available to me with this diploma?


Clothing designer
Costume designer
Couturier – haute couture
Display designer
Fabric designer
Fashion designer
Fur designer
Jewelry designer
Lighting designer
Museum exhibit designer
Shoe designer
Trophy designer
Window display designer
Exhibit designer – museums and art galleries
Facilities designer
Fashion coordinator
Fashion stylist
Visual merchandiser

Get the Financial help you need

Richard Robinson Academy of Fashion Design Inc. is registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Financial Assistance may be available for those that qualify.

Our Full-Time Fashion Designer and Couturier programs are approved as Vocational Programs under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Students enrolled in Full Time programs may be eligible, if qualified, for loans, grants or awards granted under the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Please see their website for details: http://osap.gov.on.ca

Students enrolled in Part Time programs may be eligible, if qualified, for a Professional Development loan through the Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF). Please see their website for details: http://oclf.org/

Students enrolled in the Full Time or Part Time programs may be eligible, if qualified, for Government Assistance Programs such as Second Career Ontario. Please see their website for details: Second Career Ontario

In addition, many banks offer Student Lines of Credit, please enquire at your financial institution.