http://fitnyc.edu/fashiondesign

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 fitnyc.edu/fashiondesign 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 Arts/Foreign Language3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFD 369 - Sportswear Development Concepts3
FD 342 - CAD for Fashion Design and Development
  or FF 345 - Advanced Digital Fashion Design ****
2
FF 363 - Design Directions in R-T-W2.5
choice - see Major Area Electives***2.5
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives**2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFD 462 - Designer Sportswear Incubator2.5
FF 497 - Senior Portfolio: Sportswear Design2.5
choice - see Major Area Electives***2
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives**2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
choice - see Liberal Arts*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFD 485 - Senior Thesis: Sportswear Design3
FF 491 - Internship2
choice - see Major Area Electives***2
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives**2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
choice - see Liberal Arts*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA37
RELATED AREA6
LIBERAL ARTS18
 Total Credits: 61

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).

**Related Area Electives: 8.5 credits.  CHOICE of any two to four elective courses (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 8.5 credits from the following: AC 114BE 261CD 123DE 102DE 143EP 311EP 321FA 101FA 103FA 104FA 105FM 268FM 301FM 324IC 496IN 322IN 443LD 112LD 136,
 MG 301PH 162TD 101TD 183TD 227

***Major Area Electives:  8.5 credits. CHOICE of any four to five major area courses (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 8.5 credits from the following: FD 342FD 343FD 364, FD 383FD 384FD 385FD 386FD 467FF 312FF 323FF 324FF 343FF 344FF 345FF 353

****NOTE: 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 the order of these course offerings.

NOTE: 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.