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School of Business and Technology

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00841     HEGIS 5313

The major in Textile Development and Marketing prepares students for careers in sustainable fabric development, color creation, and management for fashion apparel and home furnishings end uses, with an emphasis on textile applications and forensics, global sourcing, and marketing. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2018. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREATS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles3
TS 215 - The History of Textile Trade and Technology2
TT 247 - Color Creation and Sustainable Applications3
TT 276 - Fabrics for Interiors2
RELATED AREAFM 114 - Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
MG 108 - Apparel and Home Textile Products Manufacturing2
MG 153 - Excel for Business2
TD 212 - CAD and Design Fundamentals for Printed Textiles1.5
Semester 2
MAJOR AREATT 174 - Fabric Development3
TT 201 - Fabrics for Private Label/Vertical Retailer3
TT 202 - Textile Value Chain Marketing: Concept to Consumer3
TT 261 - Performance Textiles3
RELATED AREAIC 296 - AAS Internship B: Career Exploration or choice of Related Area elective*2
MG 242 - Principles of Accounting3
 Total Credits: 35.5

*Related Area Electives:
CHOICE of AC 221AR 115, HP 201, LD 101, PH 118, or PH 162

If you are a high school student

High school students should apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program. You may not apply directly to the Bachelor of Science program. On completing the AAS, many students choose to apply to the two-year BS program. 

If you have an AAS from FIT

You may apply to the Bachelor of Science (BS) program if you have an AAS in Textile Development and Marketing or in Fashion Merchandising Management, Production Management, Fashion Design, or other such major. High school students may not apply directly to the bachelor's degree program; they should apply to the two-year AAS program, and after completing that degree apply to the two-year BS program. 

If you have credits or a degree from another college

You may apply to the two-year Textile Development and Marketing BS program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at FIT:  

  • you will have an associates or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in a program that is equivalent to the FIT AAS program
  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent program at a regionally accredited college.  

A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as the FIT Textile Development and Marketing BS program. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the AAS program.

Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration.

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