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 2015. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFD 321 - Computerized Pattern Design1.5
FD 351 - Body Contour1.5
FD 352 - Knitwear Design: Flat Pattern Design and Sewing1.5
FD 353 - Knitwear Design: Machine Knitting2
FF 351 - Knitwear Design I1.5
RELATED AREAFM 301 - Fashion Merchandising for Apparel Designers3
FM 324 - Business of Licensing3
LIBERAL ARTSSS 374 - Cross-Cultural Studies or choice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
choice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language* G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFD 341 - Design with High-Tech Fabrics1.5
FD 362 - Active Sport Design2
FD 363 - Swimwear Design2
FF 321 - 20th-Century Style and the Modern Designer2
FF 392 - Swim/Active Sport Portfolio2
FF 398 - Outerwear and Performance Apparel Design Portfolio2
RELATED AREAMG 301 - Apparel Production: Labor Analysis2
LIBERAL ARTSSS 374 - Cross-Cultural Studies or choice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
choice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language* 3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFD 355 - Primavision I1.5
FD 364 - Outerwear and Performance Apparel Design2
FD 461 - Tailoring Techniques2
FF 393 - Portfolio: Sportswear2
LIBERAL ARTSSS 374 - Cross-Cultural Studies or choice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
choice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language* 3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFD 475 - Leather Apparel Design2
FD 496 - Senior Collection: Sportswear/Active Wear3
FF 491 - Internship2
FF 492 - E-Portfolio1
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts electives*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA35
RELATED AREA8
LIBERAL ARTS21
 Total Credits: 64
 

Fall 2015 Requirements:  See below.

* Liberal Arts (Liberal Arts offered in Milan may vary depending on semester): 21 credits

  • Liberal Arts electives: 3 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. Art History course offerings vary in Milan for seventh-semester students.
  • Foreign Language: 9 credits. Three semesters of the same foreign language; IT 112IT 213, and IT 214 meet the General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8).  Note: IT 111 must be completed prior to studying in the IFDM program. 

  • Social Sciences: 3 credits.  SS 374 Cross-Cultural Studies (3 cr.)

**Related Area Electives:
Related Area course options are available in Semester 8, if desired. See Program Coordinator for course(s).

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.