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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00762     HEGIS 5012

The program is designed to enable students to evolve successfully as menswear apparel design leaders and brand-builders through the creative application of design knowledge acquired using experiential learning. The program is progressive and leads to the development of the student's own aesthetics. Successful students will be able to adapt and apply their acquired knowledge to the evolving fashion industry, related design fields and to other creative careers not yet imagined. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2016. 

 
Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAMW 131 - Menswear Flat Pattern Design I3
MW 145 - Menswear Design Studio – Construction2
MW 121 - Menswear Design Studio Art I2.5
RELATED AREATS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles3
GENERAL EDUCATIONEN 121 - English Composition3
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAMW 122 - Menswear Design Studio Art II2.5
MW 134 - Menswear Flat Pattern Design II2
MW 103 - Menswear Jacket Tailoring2
RELATED AREAFA 105 - Life Drawing
  or IL 103 - Illustrating the Male Figure
1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Art History*3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAMW 234 - Menswear Flat Pattern Design III4
MW 222 - Menswear Design Studio Art III3
MW 262 - Presentation/Portfolio2
RELATED AREATS 116 - Knit Design Principles and Technology
  or FM 202 - The Marketing of Menswear
2
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYHA 215 - History of Menswear3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*3
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAMW 223 - Menswear Design Studio Art – Digital2
MW 256 - Advanced Menswear Design IV5
IC 296 - AAS Internship B: Career Exploration2
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL EDUCATION18
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORY6
MAJOR AREA32
RELATED AREA6.5
ELECTIVE1.5
 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 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), and HA 215.

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.  

Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Fabric Styling and Textile/Surface Design, and the Bachelor of Science programs in Direct and Interactive Marketing, Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries, Technical Design, and Textile Development and Marketing. By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science programs in Fashion Business Management and International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries.