http://fitnyc.edu/accessoriesdesign

chool 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, pattern- and sample-making. Curriculum below is for entering class of Fall 2016. 

 
Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREALD 111 - Leather and Materials Technology2.5
LD 113 - Manipulating Leather: Volume and Texture2
LD 121 - Accessories Design and the Human Anatomy2
LD 133 - Footwear Design I3
LD 143 - Handbag Design I3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*3
ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREALD 134 - Footwear Design II3
LD 144 - Handbag Design II3
LD 262 - Technical Drawing for Accessories2
RELATED AREAPH 272 - Photoshop I for Photographers2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*3
ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREALD 231 - Boot Design2.5
LD 243 - Belt Design2.5
RELATED AREAIL 321 - Digital Sketching and Comping for the Illustrator1.5
choice - see Elective*2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREALD 228 - Accessories CAD2
LD 242 - Advanced Handbag Construction2.5
LD 263 - Rendering for Accessories2.5
RELATED AREAchoice - see Elective*2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL EDUCATION18
ART HISTORY6
MAJOR AREA32.5
RELATED AREA7.5
 Total Credits: 64
 

*Fall 2016 Requirements: see below

FIT's General Education and Art History Requirements for Art and Design Associate Degree Programs:

  • Three (3) credits from each required General Education area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2 and G3
  • Six (6) credits from two (2) different areas in liberal arts courses in G4-G10
  • Three (3) credits of any 200- or 300-level English literature or speech course
  • Six (6) credits from Art and Design History courses: HA 112 (3 credits, required for all Art and Design majors), plus another 3-credit HA course.

FIT's Gen Ed courses are organized along the following categories: G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History. 

See list of Gen Ed approved courses under FIT's General Education Requirements and Courses.  An FIT Gen Ed course cannot be used to meet more than one General Education area.

Related Area Electives: 4 credits
CHOICE of any two to three courses (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 4 credits: AC 111, 114, 141, AR 115, BL 201, CD 113, 123, 235, CG 121, 214, DE 101, 102, FA 101, 104, 106, 107,113, 114, 116, 202, 203, FD 231, 341, 475, FF 341, FM 116, 212, 324, FS 341, 451, GD 202, ID 101, 121, 151, 158, 322, IL 127, 131, 133, 141, 181IN 201JD 101, 121, 213, 219, PH 112, 117, 118, 171, 201, TD 111, 113, 312, TS 111, 171, 215, or TY 101
 

Certain majors require specific courses. Please review your DARS audit to determine if a particular course is required by your major to meet General Education credits.