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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00833      HEGIS 5012

The major in Textile/Surface Design offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for careers in the fabrics, fashion, home furnishings, and related industries as designers, colorists, stylists, and studio directors, as well as freelance entrepreneurs.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREATD 111 - Computer-Aided Design Principles for Textile Design1.5
TD 112 - Textile Color Fundamentals2
TD 113 - Textile Surface Design: Styles Sources2
TD 121 - Studio Practices3
TD 131 - Woven Design I1.5
TD 141 - Nature Studies1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see History of Art and Civilization*3
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREATD 122 - Printed Fabrics3
TD 132 - Woven Design II1.5
TD 133 - CAD for Yarn-Dyed Woven Fabrics1.5
TD 142 - Advanced Nature Studies1.5
TD 181 - Fundamentals of Screen Printing1.5
RELATED AREATS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles3
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see History of Art and Civilization*3
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREATD 156 - Introduction to Decorative Fabrics2
TD 224 - Computer-Aided Print Design1.5
TD 228 - Techniques for Fashion Fabrics2
TD 229 - Screen-Print Techniques for Fabric2
RELATED AREAFA 131 - Life Drawing I1.5
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5-3
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREATD 237 - Experimental Wovens2
TD 253 - Advanced Decorative Fabrics2
TD 261 - Industrial/Studio Practice3
TD 271 - Textile/Surface Design Using Adobe Illustrator2
TD 321 - Advanced Hand Screen Printing for Portfolio Development2
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 69-70.5

*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.        

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 program in Textile Development and Marketing .