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FD 134 — Materials and Construction II

2 credits; 4 lab hours

This course advances students' knowledge about materials, core properties and construction techniques that inform their choices made for silhouette creation and hands-on prototype development. Visits to the Museum at FIT study rooms and exhibitions provide further opportunities to explore fabrications. Students make garments using high-end construction details and techniques.
Prerequisite(s): FD 133.

Fashion Design/Florence and New York AAS Degree Program School of Art and Design Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00835       CIP:  50.0407 The Fashion Design AAS overseas program is offered in collaboration with Polimoda in Florence. Studying abroad in Florence offers the opportunity for students to be immersed in the culture of one of the most fashion forward countries in the world. Students, learning to think more creatively and flexibly—necessary skills for today's global competitive work environment. Refer to the Fashion Design AAS degree requirements and to the department’s website at  for courses to be taken in New York and Florence and for other information. Students may attend the Florence is program as an incoming freshman or during their second year. Italian 1 is a requirement for second year students prior to departure. The courses listed below are offered in the Fashion Design program in Florence (FDF). Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2022. One Year in Florence - Semesters 1 and 2 Semester 1 Credits MAJOR AREA FD 117 - Design Studio I - Introduction to Draping 2 FD 133 - Materials and Construction I 2 FF 111 - Visual Design Concepts I 2 FF 143 - Digital Design Studio 3 RELATED AREA TS 131 - Textile Principles for the Fashion Designer 3 GENERAL EDUCATION choice - see Requirements* or Foreign Language* G8 3 choice - see Requirements* 3 Semester 2 MAJOR AREA FD 127 - Design Studio II - Soft Draping 3 FD 134 - Materials and Construction II 2 FF 121 - Fashion Research and Inspiration 2 FF 161 - Fashion Art Studio 3 RELATED AREA FA 105 - Life Drawing * 1.5 GENERAL EDUCATION choice - See Requirements* 3 choice - see Requirements* or Foreign Language* 3 TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS GENERAL EDUCATION 12 MAJOR AREA 19 RELATED AREA 4.5   Total Credits: 35.5   One Year in Florence - Semesters 3 and 4 Semester 3 Credits MAJOR AREA FD 217 - Design Studio III - Structured Draping 3 FD 243 - Apparel Design Studio - Patternmaking 3 FF 211 - Visual Design Concepts III 2 FF 245 - Digital Design: Flats and Floats 1.5 ART HISTORY HA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era 3 GENERAL EDUCATION choice - see Requirements* or Foreign Language* G8 3 Semester 4 MAJOR AREA FD 227 - Design Studio IV: Advanced Draping 3 FD 244 - Design Development: Digital Communication and Management 1.5 FF 212 - Visual Design Concepts IV 2 ART HISTORY HA 212 - Renaissance Art in Florence G7 3 GENERAL EDUCATION choice - see Requirements* or Foreign Language* 3 TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS ART HISTORY 6 GENERAL EDUCATION 6 MAJOR AREA 16   Total Credits: 28