FD 475 — Leather Apparel Design

2 credits; 4 lab hours

This course introduces students to the use of leather, suede, and other animal skins for women's apparel design. The course explores the application of design principles exclusive to designing apparel with leather skins. Students create designs through draping and flat pattern utilizing industrial methods.

Fashion Design–Intimate Apparel

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School of Art and Design Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00735     CIP:  50.0407 Building upon the success of the AAS studies in Fashion Design, courses in the BFA program advance in complexity as students hone their expertise in the intimate apparel concentration. Through applied experiential learning and the creative application and development of critical problem-solving challenges, students become adept fashion designers. Students attain a greater understanding of the fashion design process, further perfect their conceptual/technical skills, and advance in the development of a personal design aesthetic and their adaptive abilities. This program prepares graduates for success in intimate apparel careers, related design fields, and other careers not yet imagined. Registering for this concentration is based on availability. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2020.

Fashion Design–Knitwear

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School of Art and Design Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00735      CIP:  50.0407 Building upon the success of the AAS studies in Fashion Design, courses in the BFA program advance in complexity as students hone their expertise in the knitwear concentration. Through applied experiential learning and the creative application and development of critical problem-solving challenges, students become adept fashion designers. Students attain a greater understanding of the fashion design process, further perfect their conceptual/technical skills, and advance in the development of a personal design aesthetic and their adaptive abilities. This program prepares graduates for success in knitwear careers, related design fields, and other careers not yet imagined. Registering for this concentration is based on availability. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2020. 

Fashion Design–Sportswear

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School of Art and Design Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00735     CIP:  50.0407   Building upon the success of the AAS studies in Fashion Design, courses in the BFA program advance in complexity as students hone their expertise in the sportswear concentration. Through applied experiential learning and the creative application and development of critical problem-solving challenges, students become adept fashion designers. Students attain a greater understanding of the fashion design process, further perfect their conceptual/technical skills, and advance in the development of a personal design aesthetic and their adaptive abilities. This program prepares graduates for success in sportswear careers, related design fields, and other careers not yet imagined. Registering for this concentration is based on availability. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2020. 

Fashion Design–Children’s Wear

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School of Art and Design Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00735     CIP:  50.0407 Building upon the success of the AAS studies in Fashion Design, courses in the BFA program advance in complexity as students hone their expertise in the children’s wear concentration. Through applied experiential learning and the creative application and development of critical problem-solving challenges, students become adept fashion designers. Students attain a greater understanding of the fashion design process, further perfect their conceptual/technical skills, and advance in the development of a personal design aesthetic and their adaptive abilities. This program prepares graduates for success in children’s wear careers, related design fields, and for other careers not yet imagined. Registering for this concentration is based on availability. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2020. 

Fashion Design–Special Occasion

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School of Art and Design Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00735      CIP:  50.0407 Building upon the success of the AAS studies in Fashion Design, courses in the BFA program advance in complexity as students hone their expertise in the special occasion concentration. Through applied experiential learning and the creative application and development of critical problem-solving challenges, students become adept fashion designers. Students attain a greater understanding of the fashion design process, further perfect their conceptual/technical skills, and advance in the development of a personal design aesthetic and their adaptive abilities. This program prepares graduates for success in special occasion careers, related design fields, and other careers not yet imagined. Registering for this concentration is based on availability. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2020. 

Fashion Design/Milan–Knitwear

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This overseas academic program is offered in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano. Courses listed below include those offered in Milan. Students may attend the Milan program for one or both years. The sequence presented here represents two full years of study in Milan. Students following a year sequence in Milan should refer to the Fashion Design New York – Knitwear program .  Equivalent course substitutions offered in Milan fulfill some related area and major area course requirements. Refer to the Fashion Design department ’ s website for course and other related information. Students must complete  IT 111  in the fall or spring academic semester   before attending the Fashion Design Program in Milan. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2020. 

Fashion Design/Milan–Sportswear

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Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00735      CIP:  50.0407 This overseas academic program is offered in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano. Courses listed below include those offered in Milan. Students may attend the Milan program for one or both years. The sequence presented here represents two full years of study in Milan. Students following a year sequence should refer to the Fashion Design – Sportswear program. Equivalent course substitutions offered in Milan fulfill some related area and major area course requirements. Refer to the Fashion Design department ’ s website  for course and other related information. Students must complete  IT 111   in the fall or spring academic semester before attending the Fashion Design program in Milan. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2020.    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 2020 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) – any FI course other than  FI 261 ,  361 ,  362 ,  461 , and  462 ;  FR  (French);  HA  (History of Art);  HE  (Health Education)  201 ,  301 ; IT  (Italian);  JA  (Japanese);  MU  (Music);  HI  (History);  MA  (Math);  LA  (Liberal Arts);  MC  (Modern Languages and Cultures);  PE  (Physical Education and Dance)  215 ,  216 ,  217 ;  PL  (Philosophy);  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.