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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 27491     HEGIS 1009

The Accessories Design major offers design, technical and business skills to prepare students for careers in design, product development, merchandising and entrepreneurship.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREALD 228 - Accessories Computer Design I2
LD 332 - Theatrical and Character Footwear3
LD 342 - Zippered Handbag Design, Hardware, and Construction2.5
RELATED AREAFA 203 - Drawing for Accessories1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYHA 344 - History of Western Costume3
SS 376 - Clothing and Society3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREALD 331 - Athletic Footwear Design3
LD 341 - Experimental Handbag Techniques3
RELATED AREAFF 341 - Computer Art for Accessories Design1.5
FS 341 - Role of Fabrics in Fashion: 1860 to Present ***3
TD 481 - Screen Printing: Scarves2
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
Semester 7
MAJOR AREALD 471 - The Accessories Industry2
LD 451 - Sports-Specific Bags and Carrying Gear3
LD 333 - Nontraditional Footwear Design and Construction3
RELATED AREAJD 231 - Objects Design and Rendering
  or PK 303 - Packaging Design for Accessories Design
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYEN 322 - Writing in the Art and Design Professions3
choice - see Foreign Language* G83
Semester 8
MAJOR AREALD 492 - Portfolio Development2.5
LD 491 - Accessories Design Senior Project3
RELATED AREAIC 498 - Senior Internship D: Career Planning4
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see American History* G103
choice - see Foreign Language*3
 Total Credits: 61.5-62

*Fall 2014 Requirements: See below.

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. 

American History:  3 credits
CHOICE of EN 271 or 272, or LA 221 or 392 (any one of these meets G10).

Foreign Language:  6 credits
Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet G8.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits

CHOICE of HA 121HA 221HA 223HA 224HA 224HA 225, or HA 226 (any one of these meets G9)

NOTE: Students who did not receive an AAS in Accessories Design must complete LD 133, 134, 143, and 144 prior to semester 6.

***Meets NASAD Art/Design History Requirements.