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SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00833     HEGIS 5012

The major in Textile/Surface Design offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for careers in the fabrics, fashion, home furnishings, and related industries as designers, colorists, stylists, and studio directors, as well as freelance entrepreneurs. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2018. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREATD 114 - Computer Aided Print Design3
TD 126 - Textile Design Studio Practices3
TD 138 - Introduction to Woven Design2.5
TD 141 - Nature Studies1.5
TD 155 - Decorative Fabrics2
TD 161 - Fundamentals of Screen Printing2
Semester 2
MAJOR AREATD 202 - Advanced Professional Practices3
TD 238 - Woven Design and CAD3
TD 253 - Advanced Decorative Fabrics2
TD 262 - Advanced Screen Printing3
TD 271 - Textile/Surface Design Using Adobe Illustrator2
RELATED AREATS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA27
RELATED AREA3
 Total Credits: 30
 

If you are a high school student

You should apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program. High school students may not apply directly to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. On completing the AAS, many students choose to apply to the two-year BFA program. Applicants to the AAS 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. High school students may not apply directly to the bachelor's degree program. You should apply to the two-year AAS program, and after completing that degree apply to the two-year BFA program. Applicants to the BFA program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio.

If you have credits or a degree from another college

You may apply to the two-year Textile/Surface 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 a regionally accredited college in a program that is equivalent to the FIT Textile/Surface Design AAS program
  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent program at a regionally accredited college.

A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as the FIT Textile/Surface 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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