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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 89109     HEGIS 1099

The major in Toy Design prepares students for careers as children's product designers working with a variety of companies in the toy industry, from small specialty firms to major global corporations.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREATY 311 - Toy Design I1.5
TY 321 - Drawing for Toy Design1.5
TY 322 - Marker Rendering1.5
TY 323 - Basic Drafting for Product Design1.5
TY 351 - Product Materials and Safety Considerations2
TY 362 - The Toy Industry: An Overview1
RELATED AREAFA 301 - Anatomy for Toy Designers1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYSS 232 - Developmental Psychology3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREATY 313 - Soft Toy and Doll Design3
TY 325 - Computer-Aided Advanced Drafting for Product Design1.5
TY 331 - Modelmaking I2
TY 342 - Computer Graphics in Toy Design2
RELATED AREAMK 301 - Marketing for the Toy Industry3
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYHA 345 - History of Industrial Design3
HE 301 - Motor Learning: A Developmental Approach3
Semester 7
TY 491 - Summer Internship: Toy Design**4
TY 411 - Toy Design II and Product Update2
TY 416 - Hard Toy: Design1.5
TY 417 - Hard Toy: Engineering1.5
TY 418 - Licensed Product Design1.5
TY 431 - Modelmaking II2
TY 442 - Advanced Computer Graphics in Toy Design2
RELATED AREAGD 407 - Graphic Design for Toy Designers1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYMA 041 - Geometry and Probability Skills1
MA 241 - Topics in Probability and Geometry3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAPK 403 - Packaging for the Toy Designer2
TY 414 - Games***1.5
TY 444 - Photorealistic Product Communication2
TY 461 - Business Practices for the Toy Industry2
TY 462 - Professional Portfolio Development2
TY 493 - Senior Project: Design1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see American History* G103
choice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
 Total Credits: 68

*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:
The General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8) has been waived for the Toy Design major.

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

FIT assists students in licensing designs, in accordance with terms agreed to by the student and FIT prior to matriculation.
Students must complete SS 131 and two HA courses (HA 111, HA 112, or HA 231, or equivalent) prior to entering this program.

If internship cannot be completed during the summer, a special independent study program will be arranged in the eighth semester.

Students may substitute TY 314 for TY 414.