School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00735      HEGIS 1009 

This overseas academic program is offered in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano. Courses listed below include those offered in Milan. Equivalent course substitutions offered in Milan fulfill some related area course requirements. Students may attend the Milan program for one or both years. Refer to the department's website at for course and other related information. Students must complete IT 111 before attending the Fashion Design Program in Milan. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2016. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFD 357 - Introduction to Knitwear Design3
FD 381 - Stretch Fundamentals2.5
FF 311 - Lifestyle Collection Design2.5
FF 322 - 20th Century Style for the 21st Century Aesthetic ****3
choice - see Major Area Electives***2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFD 358 - Advanced Knitwear Design: Creative Development and Execution1.5
FD 359 - Advanced Knitwear and Full Fashion Creative Design Development2
FF 345 - Advanced Digital Fashion Design
  or FD 342 - CAD for Fashion Design and Development ****
FF 353 - Advanced Knitwear Design2.5
choice - see Major Area Electives***2
RELATED AREATS 368 - Weft Knitting Principles2.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFD 356 - Seamless Knit Design: Stoll M12
FD 453 - Simulated Knitwear Design2
FF 495 - Senior Portfolio: Knitwear Design2.5
RELATED AREATS 461 - Weft Knit Fabrication and Finishing Techniques2.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
choice - see Liberal Arts*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFD 489 - Senior Thesis: Knitwear Design3
FF 491 - Internship2
choice - see Major Area Electives***2.5
RELATED AREATS 491 - Senior Thesis Planning and Execution1.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Art History3
choice - see Liberal Arts*3
 Total Credits: 61.5

Fall 2016 Requirements:  See below

* Liberal Arts: 18 credits

  • Liberal Arts electives: 6 credits. Select Liberal Arts courses from the following subject areas:  CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film & Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 461, 362, and 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Math), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages & Cultures), PE (Physical Education & Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Science). See Liberal Arts Courses
  • History of Art: 6 credits. CHOICE of one (1) HA course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9) and one (1) additional HA course. See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization 
  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8)

***Major Area Electives:  6.5 credits. CHOICE of any two to four major area courses (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 6.5 credits from the following: FD 342FD 343FD 364FD 383FD 384FD 385FD 386FD 467FF 312FF 323FF 324FF 343FF 344FF 345FF 353

****NOTE 1: FF 322 is required and may be taken in either 5th or 6th semester.
                 CHOICE of FD 342 or FF 345 is required and may be taken in either 5th or 6th semester.  

FIT in Milan reserves the right to modify the order of these course offerings.

NOTE 2: Students who plan to attend this program for two years in Milan must meet with the FD Program Coordinator early in the prior semester to determine how best to fulfill their Liberal Arts requirements for the BFA degree.