School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.       NYSED Program Code: 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 2015. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREALD 111 - Leather and Materials Technology2.5
LD 121 - Anatomy Deisgn and the Human Anatomy1.5
LD 133 - Footwear Design I3
LD 143 - Handbag Design I3
RELATED AREAFA 113 - Fundamentals of Design I: 2D and Color1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 2
MAJOR AREALD 113 - Manipulating Leather: Volume and Texture1.5
LD 134 - Footwear Design II3
LD 144 - Handbag Design II3
RELATED AREAFA 114 - Fundamentals of Design II: 3D Form and Structure1.5
PH 272 - Photoshop I for Photographers2
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 3
MAJOR AREALD 231 - Boot Patternmaking and Construction1.5
LD 253 - Designing Desk Accessories2
LD 262 - Technical Spec and Black Line Drawing for Accessories1.5
RELATED AREAIL 321 - Digital Sketching and Comping for the Illustrator1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREALD 242 - Advanced Handbag Construction1.5
LD 243 - Belt Design and Patternmaking1.5
LD 263 - Marker Rendering for Accessories2.5
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
ELECTIVE(S)choice - General Elective(s)2-3
 Total Credits: 62.5-63.5

*Fall 2015 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.

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.