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Associate Degree Program (AAS)

School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall and spring.      NYSED: 00835      HEGIS 5012

The major in Fashion Design offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for positions as designers, assistant designers, technical designers, stylists, or fashion executives.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFD 111 - Draping I: Fundamentals3
FF 111 - Fashion Art and Design I2
FD 131 - Sewing Techniques I1.5
Semester 1 Winterim
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice see Mathematics* G23
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFD 121 - Flat Pattern Design I1.5
FD 132 - Sewing Techniques II1.5
FF 114 - Model Drawing I for Fashion Designers1
GENERAL EDUCATIONEN 121 - English Composition G13
Semester 2 Summerim
GENERAL EDUCATIONHA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era3
choice see Social Sciences* G43
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAFF 112 - Fashion Art and Design II2
FD 221 - Flat Pattern Design II1.5
FD 112 - Draping II: Constructed Silhouettes3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice see Science* G33-5
Semester 3 Winterim
RELATED AREATS 132 - Introduction to Textiles for Fashion Designers3
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAFF 241 - Fashion Design Computer: Photoshop1.5
FD 211 - Draping III: Soft Silhouettes3
FF 211 - Fashion Art and Design III2
Semester 4 Summerim
RELATED AREAFA 105 - Life Drawing1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice see Social Sciences* 3
choice Physical Education1
Semester 5
MAJOR AREAFF 221 - Fashion Past and Present2
FD 212 - Draping IV: Advanced Techniques3
FF 242 - Fashion Design Computer: Illustrator1.5
Semester 5 Winterim
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice see Humanities* G73
choice Physical Education1
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFD 241 - Apparel Product Data Management1.5
FF 243 - Digital Flats and Specs1.5
FF 212 - Fashion Art and Design IV2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice see English/Speech* G13
 Total Credits: 65.5-67.5

*Art and Design Programs: FIT's General Education and Art History Requirements 

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. 

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. Certain majors require specific courses. Please review your DARS audit to determine if a particular course is required by your major to meet General Education credits.       

Associate Degree: (Effective for students entering AAS programs in Fall 2014)

  • Three (3) credits from each required area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2 and G3
  • Six (6) credits from two (2) different areas in G4-G10 
  • Three (3) credits of any 200 or 300 level English literature or speech course
  • Six (6) credits from Art/Design History courses: HA112 (3 credits, required for all Art & Design majors), plus another 3 credit HA course.                                                       

Upper Division Alternatives:

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Fashion Design, Fashion Design Children's WearFashion Design Intimate ApparelFashion Design KnitwearFashion Design Special OccasionFashion Design SportswearFabric StylingTextile/Surface Design , and Toy Design , and the Bachelor of Science programs in Production Management: Fashion and Related IndustriesTechnical Design , and Textile Development and Marketing .