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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.       NYSED Program Code: 84201        HEGIS: 5012

The Accessories Design major provides the knowledge and skills to prepare students for positions in design, product development, merchandising, pattern and sample making.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREALD 111 - Leather and Materials Technology2.5
LD 121 - Anatomy for Accessories1.5
LD 133 - Footwear Design and Construction I3
LD 143 - Handbag Design and Construction I3
RELATED AREAFA 113 - Fundamentals of Design I: 2D and Color1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 2
MAJOR AREALD 113 - Manipulating Leather: Volume and Texture1.5
LD 134 - Footwear Design and Construction II3
LD 144 - Handbag Design and Construction II3
RELATED AREAFA 114 - Fundamentals of Design II: 3D Form and Structure1.5
PH 272 - Photoshop I for Photographers2
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 3
MAJOR AREALD 231 - Boot Patternmaking and Construction1.5
LD 253 - Designing Desk Accessories2
LD 262 - Technical Spec and Black Line Drawing for Accessories1.5
RELATED AREAIL 321 - Digital Sketching and Comping for the Illustrator1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREALD 242 - Advanced Handbag Construction1.5
LD 243 - Belt Design and Patternmaking1.5
LD 263 - Marker Rendering for Accessories2.5
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective2-3
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 62.5-63.5

*Art & 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.  

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 liberal arts courses 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.                                                          

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.