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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
FF 114 - Model Drawing I for Fashion Designers1
FD 121 - Flat Pattern Design I1.5
FD 131 - Sewing Techniques I1.5
RELATED AREAFA 105 - Life Drawing1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONG1 Basic Communication3
G2 Mathematics3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFD 112 - Draping II: Constructed Silhouettes3
FD 132 - Sewing Techniques II1.5
FD 221 - Flat Pattern Design II1.5
FF 112 - Fashion Art and Design II2
FF 241 - Fashion Design Computer: Photoshop1.5
RELATED AREATS 132 - Introduction to Textiles for Fashion Designers3
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAFF 211 - Fashion Art and Design III2
FF 221 - Fashion Past and Present2
FF 242 - Fashion Design Computer: Illustrator1.5
FD 211 - Draping III: Soft Silhouettes3
HEALTH AND/OR PHYS EDchoice - PE/Health1
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAApparel Concentration 17.5-8
or Art Concentration2 
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1-2.5
HEALTH AND/OR PHYS EDchoice - PE/Health1
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 66-68

Apparel Concentration 1

FD 212Draping IV: Advanced Techniques3
FD 241Apparel Product Data Management1.5
FF 212Fashion Art and Design IV2
FF 243Digital Flats and Specs1.5
Total Credits8

Art Concentration 2

FD 241Apparel Product Data Management1.5
FF 213Model Visualization Techniques1
FF 243Digital Flats and Specs1.5
FF 244Design Collections: Visual Solutions1.5
FF 291Fashion Portfolio Collection2
Total Credits7.5

*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.                          

Evening/Weekend Option:
An evening/weekend option is available for this degree program (see Curricula or visit the FIT website at ).

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 Wear , Fashion Design Intimate Apparel , Fashion Design Knitwear , Fashion Design Special Occasion , Fashion Design Sportswear , Fabric Styling , Textile/Surface Design , and Toy Design , and the Bachelor of Science programs in Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries , Technical Design , and Textile Development and Marketing .