http://fitnyc.edu/techdesign

School of Business and Technology

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 32621     HEGIS 1009    

The major in Technical Design prepares students for entry into the apparel industry, provides a solid foundation for complex technical design competencies, deepens students' problem-solving and critical thinking abilities, and facilitates the development of professional practices, interpersonal skills, and personal abilities that equip students for advancement in the evolving garment industry. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2018. 

 
Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREATC 311 - PRODUCTION PATTERN DEVELOP I2
TC 321 - COMPUTERIZED PATTERN DEVELOP2
RELATED AREAMG 314 - Manufacturing Process Analysis2
TS 301 - Advanced Textiles for Technical Design2.5
LIBERAL ARTSEN 321 - Strategies of Business Communication *3
MA 311 - Mathematical Modeling for Business Applications *3
SS 131 - General Psychology *3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREATC 312 - PRODUCTION PATTERN DEVELOP II2
TC 322 - COMPTER GRADING, MARK SPECS3
TC 341 - TECHNICAL DESIGN I - WOVENS2
LIBERAL ARTSHA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era *3
SC 147 - The Forensics of Fiber Analysis
  or 332 - Color and Light and SC 032 Color Science Laboratory*
3
SS 171 - Introductory Sociology *3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREATC 421 - COMPUTER PATTERN FIT CORRECT2
TC 441 - TECHNICAL DESIGN II - STRETCH2
RELATED AREAIC 496 - Senior Internship B: Career Planning
  or TS 332 - Technical Design for Sweater Knits
2
LIBERAL ARTSHA 344 - History of Western Costume *3
choice - see Liberal Arts / Foreign Language*3
SS 386 - Youth Subculture, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective *3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREATC 451 - PRODUCTION TECHNICAL DESIGN2
TC 491 - TECHNICAL DESIGN SENIOR PROJEC2.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice-see Liberal Arts/ Foreign Language*3
SS 334 - The Psychology of Color *3
SS 376 - Clothing and Society *3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA19.5
RELATED AREA6.5
LIBERAL ARTS36
 Total Credits: 62
 

Fall 2018 Requirements:  see below

*Liberal Arts: 36 credits

The degree includes the Fashion History, Theory and Culture minor as part of its liberal arts requirements. Students must declare the minor in the Academic Advisement Center to be awarded the minor along with the major. If a course from the minor has been previously taken, students may select other liberal arts electives. 

  • History of Art: 6 credits.  HA 112 and HA 344
  • English: 3 credits.   EN 121 and any additional EN course must be completed prior to enrolling in EN 321
  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet the General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8)
  • Science: 3 credits.  SC 147 or SC 332SC 032
  • Mathematics: 3 credits. Mathematics Proficiency must be completed prior to enrolling in MA 311
  • Social Sciences: 15 credits.  SS 131SS 171SS 334SS 376 and SS 386

NOTE: An ideal candidate for the Technical Design BS degree program has earned an associate's degree in either Fashion or Menswear Design from an accredited college. Interested students without a background in Fashion or Menswear Design are required to take the following bridge courses before the start of the program.

Required knowledge areas prior to program entry:

  • TS 111 Fundamentals of Textiles
  • FD 131 Sewing Techniques I OR FD 133 Materials and Construction I
  • FD 117 Design Studio I - Introduction to Draping OR DP 111 Draping Proficiency I
  • PM 121 Patternmaking I: Misses' and Women's Wear OR FD 243 Apparel Design Studio - Patternmaking
  • AR 101 Fashion Art and Design
  • TC 111 Beginning Adobe Illustrator for Technical Design
 

IF YOU ARE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

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

IF YOU HAVE AN AAS FROM FIT

You may apply to the bachelor's degree program. The Technical Design BS program is designed for students with an AAS degree in Fashion Design or Menswear

Students graduating with AAS degrees in other areas must have completed the prerequisites below. 

IF YOU HAVE CREDITS OR A DEGREE FROM ANOTHER COLLEGE

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

  • you will have an associate or bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college in a program that is equivalent to any FIT AAS program, if the stated prerequisites below have been completed, including the required liberal arts coursework. This is a guideline; graduates in other areas may also be considered if the prerequisites below have been completed. 
  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent or related program at a regionally-accredited college, including the liberal arts coursework required for an FIT AAS degree and the prerequisites below. This is a guideline; students majoring in other areas may also be considered if the prerequisites below have been completed.

A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as FIT AAS programs. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria must apply to an FIT AAS program. 

NOTE: An ideal candidate for the Tech Design BS degree program has earned an associate's degree in either Fashion or Menswear Design from an accredited college. Interested students without a background in Fashion or Menswear Design are required to take the following bridge/prerequisite courses before the start of the program:

Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration. 

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