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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 89109     HEGIS 1099

The major in Toy Design prepares students for careers as children's product designers working with a variety of companies in the toy industry, from small specialty firms to major global corporations. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2015. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREATY 311 - Toy Design I1.5
TY 321 - Drawing for Toy Design1.5
TY 322 - Marker Rendering1.5
TY 323 - Basic Drafting for Product Design1.5
TY 351 - Product Materials and Safety Considerations2
TY 362 - The Toy Industry: An Overview1
RELATED AREAFA 301 - Anatomy for Toy Designers1.5
LIBERAL ARTS / ART HISTORYSS 232 - Developmental Psychology3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREATY 313 - Soft Toy and Doll Design3
TY 325 - Computer-Aided Advanced Drafting for Product Design1.5
TY 331 - Modelmaking I2
TY 342 - Computer Graphics in Toy Design2
RELATED AREAMK 301 - Marketing for the Toy Industry3
LIBERAL ARTS / ART HISTORYHA 345 - History of Industrial Design3
HE 301 - Motor Learning: A Developmental Approach3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAA: 
TY 491 - Summer Internship: Toy Design**4
B: 
TY 411 - Toy Design II and Product Update2
TY 416 - Hard Toy: Design1.5
TY 417 - Hard Toy: Engineering1.5
TY 418 - Licensed Product Design1.5
TY 431 - Modelmaking II2
TY 442 - Advanced Computer Graphics in Toy Design2
RELATED AREAGD 407 - Graphic Design for Toy Designers1.5
LIBERAL ARTS / ART HISTORYMA 041 - Geometry and Probability Skills1
MA 241 - Topics in Probability and Geometry3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREATY 414 - Games***1.5
TY 444 - Photorealistic Product Communication2
TY 461 - Business Practices for the Toy Industry2
TY 462 - Professional Portfolio Development2
TY 493 - Senior Project: Design1.5
PK 403 - Packaging for the Toy Designer2
LIBERAL ARTS / ART HISTORYchoice - see Art History Requirements3
choice - see General Education3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
LIBERAL ARTS / ART HISTORY19
MAJOR AREA43
RELATED AREA6
 Total Credits: 68

*Fall 2015 Requirements: See below.

Liberal Arts, Art History, and General Education: 19 credits.

  • Art History Requirements: 6 credits. HA 345 History of Industrial Design (3 cr.) and CHOICE of any 3 credit 200 - 400 level HA course.  See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization.
  • Social Sciences: 3 credits. SS 232 Developmental Psychology (3 cr.).

  • Health Education: 3 credits. HE 301 Motor Learning: A Developmental Approach (3 cr.).

  • Mathematics: 4 credits. MA 041 Geometry and Probability Skills (1 cr.) and MA 241 Topics in Probability and Geometry (3 cr.).

  • General Education/Liberal Arts Requirements: 3 credits. See FIT's General Education Requirements and Courses for selection of courses.

**
If internship cannot be completed during the summer, a special independent study program will be arranged in the eighth semester.
***

Students may substitute TY 314 for TY 414.

NOTES:
FIT assists students in licensing designs, in accordance with terms agreed to by the student and FIT prior to matriculation.
Students must complete SS 131 and two HA courses (HA 111, HA 112, or HA 231, or equivalent) prior to entering this program.