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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 2015. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFD 111 - Draping I: Fundamentals3
FD 121 - Flat Pattern Design I1.5
FD 131 - Sewing Techniques I1.5
FF 111 - Fashion Art and Design I2
FF 114 - Model Drawing I for Fashion Designers1
RELATED AREAFA 105 - Life Drawing1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYG1 Basic Communication3
G2 Mathematics3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFD 112 - Draping II: Constructed Silhouettes3
FD 132 - Sewing Techniques II1.5
FD 221 - Flat Pattern Design II1.5
FF 112 - Fashion Art and Design II2
FF 241 - Fashion Design Computer: Photoshop1.5
RELATED AREATS 132 - Introduction to Textiles for Fashion Designers3
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYG3 Science3
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAFD 211 - Draping III: Soft Silhouettes3
FF 211 - Visual Design Concepts III2
FF 221 - Fashion Past and Present2
FF 242 - Fashion Design Computer: Illustrator1.5
HEALTH AND/OR PHYS EDchoice - PE/Health1
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAApparel Concentration 17.5-8
or Art Concentration2 
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective(s)1-2.5
HEALTH AND/OR PHYS EDchoice - PE/Health1
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORY24
MAJOR AREA34.5-35
RELATED AREA4.5
ELECTIVE1-2.5
HEALTH AND/OR PHYS ED2
 Total Credits: 66-68

Apparel Concentration 1

FD 212Design Studio IV: Advanced Draping3
FD 241Apparel Product Data Management1.5
FF 212Visual Design Concepts IV2
FF 243Digital Flats and Specs1.5
Total Credits8

Art Concentration 2

FD 241Apparel Product Data Management1.5
FF 213Model Visualization Techniques1
FF 243Digital Flats and Specs1.5
FF 244Design Collections: Visual Solutions1.5
FF 291Fashion Portfolio Collection2
Total Credits7.5

*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.

                       

Evening/Weekend Option:
An evening/weekend option is available for this degree program (see Curricula or visit the FIT website at fitnyc.edu/evening_weekend).

Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Fabric StylingFashion Design-Children's Wear, Fashion Design-Intimate Apparel, Fashion Design-Knitwear, Fashion Design-Special Occasion, Fashion Design-SportswearTextile/Surface Design, and Toy Design, and the Bachelor of Science programs in Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries, Technical Design, and Textile Development and Marketing.

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 2015. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFD 111 - Draping I: Fundamentals3
FF 111 - Fashion Art and Design I2
FD 131 - Sewing Techniques I1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice see Mathematics* G23
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFD 132 - Sewing Techniques II1.5
FD 121 - Flat Pattern Design I1.5
FF 114 - Model Drawing I for Fashion Designers1
ELECTIVEchoice see Elective1-2.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice see Social Sciences* G43
EN 121 - English Composition G13
HA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era G53
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAFD 221 - Flat Pattern Design II1.5
FF 112 - Fashion Art and Design II2
FD 112 - Draping II: Constructed Silhouettes3
RELATED AREATS 132 - Introduction to Textiles for Fashion Designers3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice see Science* G33-5
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAFD 211 - Draping III: Soft Silhouettes3
FF 211 - Visual Design Concepts III2
FF 241 - Fashion Design Computer: Photoshop1.5
RELATED AREAFA 105 - Life Drawing1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice Social Sciences*3
PHYSICAL EDUCATIONchoice Physical Education1
Semester 5
MAJOR AREAFD 212 - Design Studio IV: Advanced Draping3
FF 221 - Fashion Past and Present2
FF 242 - Fashion Design Computer: Illustrator1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice see Humanities* G73
PHYSICAL EDUCATIONchoice Physical Education1
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFD 241 - Apparel Product Data Management1.5
FF 243 - Digital Flats and Specs1.5
FF 212 - Visual Design Concepts IV2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice see English/Speech*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL EDUCATION24-26
PHYSICAL EDUCATION2
MAJOR AREA35
RELATED AREA4.5
ELECTIVE1-2.5
 Total Credits: 66.5-70

*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 into 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.

Upper Division Alternatives:

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Fabric StylingFashion Design-Children's WearFashion Design-Intimate ApparelFashion Design-KnitwearFashion Design-Special OccasionFashion Design-SportswearTextile/Surface Design, and Toy Design, and the Bachelor of Science programs in Production Management: Fashion and Related IndustriesTechnical Design, and Textile Development and Marketing.