School of Art and Design
Applications accepted for fall only. NYSED: 27491 HEGIS 1009
The 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 2018.
|MAJOR AREA||LD 332 - Theatrical and Character Footwear||3|
|LD 342 - Zippered Handbags Design||2.5|
|LD 371 - Accessories that have Changed Fashion||2.5|
|RELATED AREA||JD 138 - Introduction to CAD Modeling for Designers||2|
|LIBERAL ARTS||HA 344 - History of Western Costume||3|
|choice - see Liberal Arts Requirements*||3|
|MAJOR AREA||LD 331 - Athletic Footwear Design||3|
|LD 451 - Sports-Specific Bags and Carrying Gear||2.5|
|RELATED AREA||JD 237 - 3D Digital Object Design||2|
|TD 362 - Screen Printing for Accessories Design||2|
|LIBERAL ARTS||choice - see History of Art||3|
|choice -see Foreign Language*||3|
|PE/HEALTH||choice - PE/Health||1|
|MAJOR AREA||LD 333 - Nontraditional Footwear Design||2.5|
|LD 341 - Unconventional Handbag Techniques||2.5|
|LD 471 - The Accessories Industry||2.5|
|LD 492 - Portfolio Development||3|
|RELATED AREA||choice - see Related Area Elective**||3|
|LIBERAL ARTS||choice - see Foreign Language*||3|
|MAJOR AREA||LD 491 - Accessories Design Senior Project||3|
|RELATED AREA||IC 497 - Senior Internship C: Career Planning||3|
|choice - see Related Area Elective**||3|
|LIBERAL ARTS||choice - see Requirements*||3|
|TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS|
Fall 2018 Requirements: see below
* Liberal Arts: 18 credits
- Liberal Arts elective: 6 credits. Select Liberal Arts courses (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following subject areas: CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film and Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 362, 461, and FI 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art), HE (Health Education) HE 201, or 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music) MU 202, 203, or 391, HI (History), MA (Math), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages and Cultures), PE (Physical Education and Dance) PE 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses
- Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8). See the list of courses available in Foreign Languages
**Related Area Electives: 6 credits
CHOICE of any elective courses in Art and Design (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 6 credits.
If you are a high school student
You may not apply directly to the bachelor's degree program. High school students should apply to FIT's two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program in Accessories Design and after completing that degree apply to the two-year bachelor's program.
Applicants to this program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio.
If you have an AAS from FIT
You may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program.
Graduates of any FIT Art and Design AAS program are eligible to apply to the Accessories Design BFA program. However, graduates of any Art and Design AAS program other than Accessories Design must complete LD 133 (Footwear Design/Construction 1) and LD 143 (Handbag Design/Construction 1) before beginning the BFA program.
If you have credits or a degree from another college
You may apply to the two-year Accessories Design BFA 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 an accredited college in a program that is equivalent to the FIT Accessories Design AAS program.
- you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent program at an accredited college.
A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as the FIT Accessories Design AAS program. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the Accessories Design AAS program. Most transfer students are eligible for the one-year AAS program.
You must also complete LD 133 (Footwear Design/Construction 1) and LD 143 (Handbag Design/Construction 1) before beginning the BFA program, and LD 134 (Footwear Design/Construction 2) and LD 144 (Handbag Design/Construction 2) before the start of the seventh semester of the BFA program.
Applicants to this program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio. Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration.