http://fitnyc.edu/fashiondesign

School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00735     HEGIS 1009 

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 2019. 

 
Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFD 357 - Introduction to Knitwear Design3
FD 381 - Stretch Fundamentals2.5
FF 311 - Lifestyle Collection Design2.5
FF 322 - 20th Century Style for the 21st Century Aesthetic3
choice - see Major Area Electives**2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFD 365 - Explorations in Children's Wear Design2
FD 366 - Fundamentals of Children's Wear Design2
FF 342 - Digital Children's Wear Design2
FF 343 - Children's Wear Design2.5
choice - see Major Area Electives**2
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives***2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFD 467 - Children's Wear Niche Market2
FD 498 - Children's Wear Practicum1.5
FF 493 - Senior Portfolio: Childrenswear Design2.5
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives***2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
choice - see Liberal Arts Requirements*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFD 488 - Senior Thesis: Childrenswear Design3
FF 491 - Internship2
choice - see Major Area Electives**2
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives***2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts*3
choice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA36.5
RELATED AREA6
LIBERAL ARTS18
 Total Credits: 60.5
 

Fall 2019 Requirements:  see below

* Liberal Arts: 18 credits

  • Liberal Arts electives: 6 credits. Select Liberal Arts courses from the following subject areas: AB (Arabic), CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film & Media) - any FI course other than FI 205, 261, 361, 461, 362, and 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Math), MC (Modern Languages & Cultures), PE (Physical Education & Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), PO (Portuguese), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Science). 
  • 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)

**Major Area Electives:  6 credits minimum 
CHOICE of major area courses (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following: FD 231, FD 281, FD 321, FD 341FD 342FD 343FD 364, FD 366, FD 374,  FD 383FD 384FD 385FD 386, FD 461, FD 467, FD 472FD 475FF 312FF 323FF 324FF 343FF 344FF 345FF 353FF 398. The same course cannot be used to fulfill a required Major Area and a Major Area Elective.

***Related Area Electives:  6 credits
CHOICE of any two to four elective courses (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 6 credits from the following: AC 114, BE 261, CD 123, DE 102, DE 143, EP 311, EP 321, FA 101, FA 103, FA 104, FA 105, FM 324IC 496, IN 322, IN 443, LD 112LD 133, LD 136LD 143, MG 301, PH 162, TD 101, TD 183, TD 227, TD 481, TS 116TS 368

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.

Students who successfully complete the Fashion Design BFA program will be able to:

  1. Create global design products utilizing their advanced knowledge of new technology and traditional craft.
  2. Identify problems, anticipate challenges, and envision solutions in existing fashion systems.
  3. Understand and incorporate sustainability decisions into their design aesthetics and creativity. 
  4. Collaborate across disciplines as a team leader, effective team member, and innovative design thinker.
  5. Function independently with a forward-looking ability to promote their inventive personal design vision through the creative work they present.