http://fitnyc.edu/accessoriesdesign

School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 27491     CIP: 50.0407

The Footwear & Accessories Design major offers design, technical, and business skills to prepare students for careers in design, product development, merchandising, and entrepreneurship. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2021. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREALD 332 - Theatrical and Character Footwear3
LD 342 - Zippered Handbags Design2.5
LD 371 - Accessories that have Changed Fashion2.5
RELATED AREAJD 138 - Introduction to CAD Modeling for Designers2
LIBERAL ARTSHA 344 - History of Western Costume3
choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREALD 331 - Athletic Footwear Design3
LD 451 - Sports-Specific Bags and Carrying Gear2.5
RELATED AREAJD 237 - 3D Digital Object Design2
TD 362 - Screen Printing for Accessories Design2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts/Foreign Language3
choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts/History of Art3
PE/HEALTH choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts Elective(s)/PE/Health1
Semester 7
MAJOR AREALD 333 - Nontraditional Footwear Design2.5
LD 341 - Unconventional Handbag Techniques2.5
LD 471 - The Accessories Industry2.5
LD 492 - Portfolio Development3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Requirements*: Related Area Elective(s)3
LIBERAL ARTS choice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts/Foreign Language3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREALD 491 - Accessories Design Senior Project3
RELATED AREAIC 497 - Senior Internship: Career Planning3
choice - see Requirements*: Related Area Elective(s)3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
PE/HEALTH1
MAJOR AREA27
RELATED AREA15
LIBERAL ARTS18
 Total Credits: 61
 

*Fall 2021 Requirements: See below.

Liberal Arts: 18 credits

  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8). 
  • History of Art: 6 credits. HA 344 and CHOICE of one (1) additional 3-credit History of Art course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9). See History of Art

Liberal Arts Elective(s): 6 credits. Select Liberal Arts course, (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following subject areas: AB (Arabic); CH (Chinese); EN (English); FI (Film and Media Studies); FR (French); HA (History of Art); HE (Health Education) 201301; IT (Italian); JA (Japanese); MU (Music); HI (History); MA (Math); MC (Modern Languages and Cultures); PE (Physical Education and Dance) 215216217; PL (Philosophy); PO (Portuguese); SC (Science); SP (Spanish); and SS (Social Sciences).

Related Area Elective(s): 6 credits. CHOICE of any elective courses in Art and Design (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 6 credits.  

NOTE: Students who hold an AAS degree from the School of Art and Design and who wish to transfer into the BFA program from the following majors: Fashion Design, Jewelry Design, Menswear and Textile/Surface Design are required to complete LD 133 and LD 143 prior to 5th semester. 

Students who hold an AAS degree from the School of Art and Design and who wish to transfer into the BFA program from the following majors: Communication Design Pathways, Fine Arts, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography are required to complete the 1-yr AAS degree in Footwear & Accessories Design prior to starting 5th semester.

Students who hold an AAS degree from the School of Business and Technology or Liberal Arts and who wish to transfer into the BFA program from the following majors are required to complete the 1-yr AAS degree in Footwear & Accessories Design prior to starting 5th semester.

Students who successfully complete the Footwear & Accessories Design BFA degree will be able to:

  1. Research, analyze, and creatively illustrate the historical relevance of fashion evolution, innovation, and trends.
  2. Design and create accessories that address a need in the current market using learned assembly techniques, inventive materials, and trend research.
  3. Develop an accessories business plan and deliver a coherent, articulate oral presentation.
  4. Identify technology and apply, either digitally or manually, to the creation of fashion, theatrical, and athletic accessories.
  5. Prepare, organize, and present a professional-level portfolio for internship and employment opportunities.