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School of Business and Technology

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00841     HEGIS 5313 

The major in Textile Development and Marketing prepares students for careers in sustainable fabric development, color creation, and management for fashion apparel and home furnishings end uses, with an emphasis on textile applications and forensics, global sourcing, and marketing. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2015. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREATS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles3
TS 215 - The History of Textile Trade and Technology2
RELATED AREAFM 114 - Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
TD 224 - Computer-Aided Print Design1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONEN 121 - English Composition G13
choice - See Requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREATT 174 - Fabric Development3
TT 247 - Color Creation and Sustainable Applications3
RELATED AREAMG 108 - Apparel and Home Textile Products Manufacturing2
MG 153 - Excel for Business2
GENERAL EDUCATIONSS 141 - Macroeconomics G43
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREATT 201 - Fabrics for Private Label/Vertical Retailer3
TT 276 - Fabrics for Interiors2
RELATED AREAMG 242 - Principles of Accounting3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREATT 275 - Textile Marketing3
TT 261 - Performance Textiles3
RELATED AREAIC 296 - AAS Internship B: Career Exploration**2
or choice Related Area Elective (2-3 credits)** 
GENERAL EDUCATIONSC 147 - The Forensics of Fiber Analysis G33
choice - see Requirements*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL EDUCATION24
MAJOR AREA22
RELATED AREA13.5
HEALTH AND/OR PHYS. ED2
 Total Credits: 61.5
 
*Fall 2015 Requirements: see below

General Education: 24 credits 

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.

  • Three (3) credits from each required area, totaling 9 credits: G1 Basic Communication, G2 Mathematics, and G3 Natural Sciences
  • Twelve (12) credits from four different areas in liberal arts courses in G4-G10
  • Three (3) credit Speech course: CHOICE of EN 241,  EN 242,  EN 244, or EN 245

**Related Area Elective:
CHOICE of AC 221, AR 115, HP 201, ID 101, PH 118, PH 162, or LD 101.

Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science programs in Cosmetics and Fragrance MarketingDirect and Interactive Marketing, Home Products Development, Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries, and Textile Development and Marketing.By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply to the Bachelor of Science programs in Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fashion Business Management, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, and Technical Design.