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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall and spring.      NYSED: 00835      HEGIS 5012

The major in Fashion Design offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for positions as designers, assistant designers, technical designers, stylists, or fashion executives. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2018. 

Apparel Specialization

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFD 113 - Apparel Design: Structured Silhouettes4
FD 114 - Apparel Design: Soft Silhouettes3
FD 135 - Materials and Construction (for 1-Year AAS)3
FF 113 - Fashion Art and Design (for 1-Year AAS)5
FF 115 - Digital Fashion Design Studio I (for 1-Year AAS)2
RELATED AREAFA 105 - Life Drawing *1.5
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFD 227 - Design Studio IV: Advanced Draping3
FD 242 - Digital Fashion Design Studio II2
FD 243 - Apparel Design Studio - Patternmaking3
FF 114 - Model Drawing I for Fashion Designers1
FF 212 - Visual Design Concepts IV2
RELATED AREACL 112 - Faces and Places in Fashion2
TS 131 - Textile Principles for the Fashion Designer3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA28
RELATED AREA6.5
 Total Credits: 34.5

Art Specialization

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFD 113 - Apparel Design: Structured Silhouettes4
FD 114 - Apparel Design: Soft Silhouettes3
FD 135 - Materials and Construction (for 1-Year AAS)3
FF 113 - Fashion Art and Design (for 1-Year AAS)5
FF 115 - Digital Fashion Design Studio I (for 1-Year AAS)2
RELATED AREAFA 105 - Life Drawing *1.5
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFD 242 - Digital Fashion Design Studio II2
FD 243 - Apparel Design Studio - Patternmaking3
FF 213 - Model Visualization Techniques1
FF 244 - Design Collections: Visual Solutions2
FF 291 - Fashion Portfolio Collection2
RELATED AREACL 112 - Faces and Places in Fashion2
TS 131 - Textile Principles for the Fashion Designer3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA27
RELATED AREA6.5
 Total Credits: 33.5


* Related Area Electives:  1.5 credits (minimum)
FA 105 or CHOICE of another Fine Arts course

All applicants to FIT Fashion Design programs pare expected to provide a competitive portfolio. Sewing skills are strongly recommended.

IF YOU ARE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT 

You should apply to the two-year Fashion Design Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program. High school students may not apply directly to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. On completing the Fashion Design AAS, many students choose to apply to the two-year Fashion Design BFA program or other FIT bachelor's degree program.  

IF YOU HAVE CREDITS OR A DEGREE FROM ANOTHER COLLEGE 

You may apply to the two-year Fashion 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 institution in a program that is equivalent to the FIT Fashion Design AAS program (womenswear).
  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent Fashion Design program (womenswear) at an accredited institution.

A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as the FIT Fashion Design AAS program. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the AAS program. Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration.

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