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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00744    HEGIS 1009

The major in Textile/Surface Design offers students the opportunity to prepare for design positions in the textile and related industries in fields such as wearing apparel, accessories and products, and paper products and giftware.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFS 312 - Research Techniques1.5
TD 312 - Computer Graphics for Textile Design I2
TD 351 - Surface Design: Paper Products2
TD 332 - Advanced Woven Design2
RELATED AREAFA 106 - Printmaking - Basic2
FA 132 - Life Drawing II1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYHA 342 - History of Textile Design3
choice - see Foreign Language* G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREATD 481 - Screen Printing: Scarves2
TD 372 - Design for Knitted Fabrics I2
TD 412 - Computer Graphics for Textile Design II2
TD 357 - Applied Surface Design for the Home3
TD 333 - Fundamentals of Jacquard Design3
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Foreign Language*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREATD 472 - Design for Knitted Fabrics II2
TD 353 - Custom Rug and Carpet Design2
TD 451 - Surface Design: Print Media Graphics2
RELATED AREAHP 315 - Textile Applications: Home Products2.5
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5-3
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Liberal Arts Elective*3
choice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
Semester 8
MAJOR AREATD 462 - Portfolio Collection3
TD 471 - Advanced CAD with Adobe Photoshop and Fashion Studio1.5
TD 491 - Internship3
RELATED AREABL 201 - Business Law for the Artist3
CG 214 - Web Page Construction1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see American History* G103
 Total Credits: 63-64.5

*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, 272, or 335, or LA 221 (any one of these meets G10).

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

Liberal Arts Elective: 3 credits
These liberal arts credits must be taken in non-HA courses.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
CHOICE of HA 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, or 226 (any one of these meets G9).

NOTE: TD 131, TD 121, and TD 224 must be completed prior to the sixth semester.