Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson's school of fashion is the oldest fashion programme in Canada. Ryerson is highly competitive and has a low acceptance rate of 16 percent. All undergraduate students are required to complete four hundred hours of fashion industry internships between the second and final years of study, and third year students can apply for international exchange programmes. Students commented that the school covers technical skills well, with a satisfaction score of 89 percent. The student body quality scored above 80 percent for diversity and quality, however, students were dissatisfied with careers services, which are somewhat limited by the smaller scale of the Canadian fashion industry. Over 70 percent of BA alumni in our survey found jobs within six months of graduating, despite 69 percent of respondents believing they were prepared to enter the industry. Low student employability scores from a global pool of HR recruiters caused Ryerson to drop significantly in the 2017 rankings.
"Ryerson is indisputably the best university level programme of its kind in Canada. The teachers are knowledgeable and the projects teach important skills effectively. That being said, certain aspects of the programme desperately need updating, particularly instructional resources such as video content in the design classes."
"Attending Ryerson's Fashion Communications programme exposed me to learning that I had yet to be accustomed with. However, I would say I definitely prepared myself for graduation, by being highly involved and seeking every opportunity. Ryerson did a great job at presenting internship opportunities during my degree, however it was still up to me to secure an internship and to get a job after graduation"
"Extremely valuable, but lacking in some aspects including the teaching of business skills. Everything I've learned, however, I can apply to my current independent work situation. "
"There are forward-thinking professors that, if suited to your research area will make the experience very valuable. The school is developing and adjusting to new specialisations and directions in education"
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