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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00762     HEGIS 5012

The major in Menswear offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for careers with retail and wholesale organizations as designers, assistant designers, or stylists with an understanding of merchandising, or as merchandising executives with design aptitudes.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAMW 131 - Menswear Flat Patternmaking Design I3
MW 141 - Menswear Construction1.5
MW 151 - Menswear Design I1.5
RELATED AREAFA 107 - Basic Design1.5
IL 103 - Illustrating the Male Figure1.5
TS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles3
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYHA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era3
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAMW 152 - Menswear Design II1.5
MW 232 - Menswear Flat Patternmaking Design II2
MW 241 - Tailoring the Jacket2
MW 254 - Computer Design I2
RELATED AREAFA 105 - Life Drawing1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYHA 215 - History of Menswear G73
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAMW 251 - Menswear Design III1.5
MW 253 - Advanced Computer Fashion Design2
MW 262 - Presentation/Portfolio2
MW 231 - Menswear Flat Patternmaking Design III4
RELATED AREAFM 202 - The Marketing of Menswear3
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAIC 296 - AAS Internship B: Career Exploration2
MW 221 - Digital Art for Menswear1.5
MW 252 - Menswear Design IV5
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 68

*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.  

  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.                                                      

Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Fabric Styling and Textile/Surface Design , and the Bachelor of Science programs in Direct and Interactive Marketing , Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries , Technical Design , and Textile Development and Marketing . By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science programs in Fashion Merchandising Management  and International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries .