FD 462 — Designer Sportswear Incubator
2.5 credits; 1 lecture and 3 lab hours
In this research and development course, students stretch the possibilities of shaping, seaming, handling, and manipulating select fabrics to create innovative, wearable designer sportswear silhouettes and details. Cutting-edge techniques and developments, combined with the inspirational examples of high-end designer role models further challenge individual experimentation that reflects the students' personal aesthetic vision.
Prerequisite(s): FD 369.
School of Art and Design Applications accepted for fall only. NYSED: 00735 CIP: 50.0407 The Fashion Design BFA program in the sportswear specialization is offered in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano. Studying abroad in Milan offers the opportunity for students to be immersed in the culture of one of the most fashion forward countries in the world. Students enjoy learning in a city recognized internationally as one of the world’s most important fashion capitals and are able to tour the facilities of world-renown luxury manufacturers. Refer to the Fashion Design BFA degree requirements and to the department’s website at fitnyc.edu/fashiondesign for courses to be taken in New York and Florence and for other relevant information. Students may attend the Milan program for either 5th semester; 3rd year; and/or 4th year. Students attending 5th semester or 3rd or 4th year in Milan should refer to the Fashion Design New York–Knitwear program. The courses listed below are offered in the Fashion Design program in Florence (FDF). Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2022. Semester 5 Credits MAJOR AREA FD 342 - CAD for Fashion Design and Development 2 FD 357 - Introduction to Knitwear Design 3 FD 381 - Stretch Fundamentals 2.5 FF 311 - Lifestyle Collection Design or MetaDesign Project part A** 2.5 Major Area Elective or Meta Design Project part B** 3 LIBERAL ARTS choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts/History of Art or Liberal Arts Elective(s)/Italian 3 Semester 6 MAJOR AREA FD 369 - Sportswear Development Concepts 3 FF 322 - 20th Century Style for the 21st Century Aesthetic 3 FF 363 - Design Directions in R-T-W 2.5 choice - see Requirements*: Major Area Elective(s) 2 RELATED AREA MG 301 - Apparel Production: Labor Analysis or Milan Tech & Production 2 LIBERAL ARTS choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts/History of Art or Liberal Arts Elective(s)/Italian 3 Semester 7 MAJOR AREA FD 462 - Designer Sportswear Incubator 2.5 FF 497 - Senior Portfolio: Sportswear Design 2.5 choice - see Requirements*: Major Area Elective(s) 2 RELATED AREA TD 481 - Screen Printing: Scarves 2 LIBERAL ARTS choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts/History of Art or Liberal Arts Elective(s)/Italian 3 choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts 3 Semester 8 MAJOR AREA FD 485 - Senior Thesis: Sportswear Design 3 FF 491 - Internship 2 choice - see Requirements*: Major Area Elective(s) 1.5 RELATED AREA PH 162 - Photographic Styling 2 LIBERAL ARTS choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts/History of Art or Liberal Arts Elective(s)/Italian 3 choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts 3 TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS MAJOR AREA 37 RELATED AREA 6 LIBERAL ARTS 18 Total Credits: 61 *Fall 2022 Requirements: See below. Liberal Arts: 18 credits History of Art: 6 credits. CHOICE of one (1) HA course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9) and one (1) additional HA course. See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8) Liberal Arts Elective(s): 6 credits. Select Liberal Arts courses from the following subject areas: CH (Chinese); EN (English); FI (Film and Media Studies); FR (French); HA (History of Art); HE (Health Education) HE 201 , HE 301 ; IT (Italian); JA (Japanese); MU (Music); HI (History); MA (Math); MC (Modern Languages and Cultures); PE (Physical Education and Dance) PE 215 , PE 216 , PE 217 ; PL (Philosophy); PO (Portuguese); SC (Science); SP (Spanish); and SS (Social Sciences). Major Area Elective(s): 5.5 credits. CHOICE of FD 341 , FD 343 , FD 386 , FD 475 , or FF 323 **MetaDesign Project parts A and B: 5.5 credits. The Meta Design Studio course at FIT in Milan addresses the learning outcomes vital for creative fashion design collection building and merchandising a successful brand/product mix for a targeted customer group. It is taught as a true international exchange of design ideas with participation by students from FIT in Milan, the Politecnico di Milano, and Erasmus. Students conduct research independently on the brief, then must critically defend their ideas, edit, create cohesion, compile, and present their original multiple product collection in a global collaborative team setting. ***Milan Tech & Production: 2 credits. This course may be used as a substitute for MG 301 NOTE: The assortment of Major Area Elective and Related Area Elective courses available and offered during a given semester is subject to change. All courses will not be available or offered each semester. The list of course options may evolve over time; contact the Fashion Design Department for details. FIT in Milan reserves the right to modify the order of course offerings, or which courses are offered in Milan.