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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 84201     HEGIS 5012

The Accessories Design major provides the knowledge and skills to prepare students for positions in design, product development, merchandising, and pattern- and sample-making. Curriculum below is for entering class of Fall 2018. 

 
Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREALD 111 - Leather and Materials Technology2.5
LD 121 - Accessories Design and the Human Anatomy2
LD 133 - Footwear Design I3
LD 143 - Handbag Design I3
LD 165 - Sketching Accessories2.5
LD 228 - Accessories CAD2
Semester 2
MAJOR AREALD 134 - Footwear Design II3
LD 144 - Handbag Design II3
LD 227 - Introduction to Line Building2
LD 243 - Belt Design2.5
LD 293 - Developing a Successful Portfolio3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Requirements*2
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA28.5
RELATED AREA2
 Total Credits: 30.5

*Related Area Elective: 2 credits (minimum)
CHOICE of one of the following: AC 111, AC 114, AC 141AR 115BL 201CD 113, CD 123, CD 235CG 121, CG 214DE 101FA 101, FA 104, FA 106, FA 107, FA 113, FA 114, FA 116, FA 203FD 231, FD 341, FD 475FF 341FM 116, FM 212, FM 324FS 341, FS 451GD 202, ID 121, ID 151, ID 158, ID 322IL 127, IL 131, IL 133, IL 141, IL 181IN 201, IN 312JD 101, JD 121, JD 213, JD 219PH 112, PH 117, PH 118, PH 171, PH 201SS 277, SS 376TD 111, TD 113TS 111, TS 171, TS 215, or TY 101.
 

If you are a high school student 

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

Applicants to this program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio.

If you have an AAS from FIT

You may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program.

Graduates of any FIT Art and Design AAS program are eligible to apply to the Accessories Design BFA program. However, graduates of any Art and Design AAS program other than Accessories Design must complete LD 133 (Footwear Design/Construction 1) and LD 143 (Handbag Design/Construction1) before beginning the BFA program, and LD 134 (Footwear Design/Construction 2) and LD 144 (Handbag Design/Construction 2) before the start of the seventh semester of the Accessories Design BFA program.

If you have credits or a degree from another college

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

  • you will have an associates or bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a program that is equivalent to the FIT Accessories Design AAS program.
  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent program at an accredited college.

A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as the FIT Accessories Design AAS program. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the Accessories Design AAS program. 

You must also complete LD 133 (Footwear Design/Construction 1) and LD 143 (Handbag Design/Construction 1) before beginning the BFA program, and LD 134 (Footwear Design/Construction 2) and LD 144 (Handbag Design/Construction 2) before the start of the seventh semester of the BFA program.

Applicants to this program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio. Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration.

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