http://fitnyc.edu/accessoriesdesign

School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 27491     HEGIS 1009 

The Accessories Design major offers design, technical, and business skills to prepare students for careers in design, product development, merchandising, and entrepreneurship. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2018. 

 
Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREALD 332 - Theatrical and Character Footwear3
LD 342 - Zippered Handbags Design2.5
LD 371 - Accessories that have Changed Fashion2.5
RELATED AREAJD 138 - Introduction to CAD Modeling for Designers2
LIBERAL ARTSHA 344 - History of Western Costume3
choice - see Liberal Arts Requirements*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREALD 331 - Athletic Footwear Design3
LD 451 - Sports-Specific Bags and Carrying Gear2.5
RELATED AREAJD 237 - 3D Digital Object Design2
TD 362 - Screen Printing for Accessories Design2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see History of Art3
choice -see Foreign Language*3
PE/HEALTHchoice - PE/Health1
Semester 7
MAJOR AREALD 333 - Nontraditional Footwear Design2.5
LD 341 - Unconventional Handbag Techniques2.5
LD 471 - The Accessories Industry2.5
LD 492 - Portfolio Development3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Elective**3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Foreign Language*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREALD 491 - Accessories Design Senior Project3
RELATED AREAIC 497 - Senior Internship C: Career Planning3
choice - see Related Area Elective**3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
PE/HEALTH1
MAJOR AREA27
RELATED AREA15
LIBERAL ARTS18
 Total Credits: 61
 

Fall 2018 Requirements:  see below

* Liberal Arts: 18 credits

  • Liberal Arts elective: 6 credits. Select Liberal Arts courses (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following subject areas: CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film and Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 362461, and FI 462FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) HE 201, or 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music) MU 202, 203, or 391HI (History), MA (Math), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages and Cultures), PE (Physical Education and Dance) PE 215, 216, 217PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses
  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8). See the list of courses available in Foreign Languages
  • History of Art: 6 credits. HA 344 and CHOICE of one (1) additional 3-credit History of Art course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9). See History of Art

**Related Area Electives:  6 credits 
CHOICE of any elective courses in Art and Design (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 6 credits.  

NOTE: Students accepted into the BFA program who have not received an AAS in Accessories Design must complete LD 133, LD 134, LD 143, and LD 144 prior to semester 5.

If you are a high school student 

You may not apply directly to the bachelor's degree program. High school students should apply to FIT's two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program in Accessories Design and after completing that degree apply to the two-year bachelor's program.

Applicants to this program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio.

If you have an AAS from FIT

You may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program.

Graduates of any FIT Art and Design AAS program are eligible to apply to the Accessories Design BFA program. However, graduates of any Art and Design AAS program other than Accessories Design must complete LD 133 (Footwear Design/Construction 1) and LD 143 (Handbag Design/Construction 1) before beginning the BFA program.

If you have credits or a degree from another college

You may apply to the two-year Accessories Design BFA program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at FIT:

  • you will have an associates or bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a program that is equivalent to the FIT Accessories Design AAS program.
  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent program at an accredited college.

A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as the FIT Accessories Design AAS program. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the Accessories Design AAS program. Most transfer students are eligible for the one-year AAS program.

You must also complete LD 133 (Footwear Design/Construction 1) and LD 143 (Handbag Design/Construction 1) before beginning the BFA program, and LD 134 (Footwear Design/Construction 2) and LD 144 (Handbag Design/Construction 2) before the start of the seventh semester of the BFA program.

Applicants to this program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio. Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration.

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