School of Art and Design
Applications accepted for fall only. NYSED: 84201 HEGIS 5012
The Accessories Design major provides the knowledge and skills to prepare students for positions in design, product development, merchandising, and pattern- and sample-making. Curriculum below is for entering class of Fall 2018.
|MAJOR AREA||LD 111 - Leather and Materials Technology||2.5|
|LD 121 - Accessories Design and the Human Anatomy||2|
|LD 133 - Footwear Design I||3|
|LD 143 - Handbag Design I||3|
|LD 165 - Sketching Accessories||2.5|
|LD 228 - Accessories CAD||2|
|MAJOR AREA||LD 134 - Footwear Design II||3|
|LD 144 - Handbag Design II||3|
|LD 227 - Introduction to Line Building||2|
|LD 243 - Belt Design||2.5|
|LD 293 - Developing a Successful Portfolio||3|
|RELATED AREA||choice - see Requirements*||2|
|TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS|
*Related Area Elective: 2 credits (minimum)
CHOICE of one of the following: AC 111, AC 114, AC 141, AR 115, BL 201, CD 113, CD 123, CD 235, CG 121, CG 214, DE 101, FA 101, FA 104, FA 106, FA 107, FA 113, FA 114, FA 116, FA 203, FD 231, FD 341, FD 475, FF 341, FM 116, FM 212, FM 324, FS 341, FS 451, GD 202, ID 121, ID 151, ID 158, ID 322, IL 127, IL 131, IL 133, IL 141, IL 181, IN 201, IN 312, JD 101, JD 121, JD 213, JD 219, PH 112, PH 117, PH 118, PH 171, PH 201, SS 277, SS 376, TD 111, TD 113, TS 111, TS 171, TS 215, or TY 101.
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/Construction1) 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 Accessories Design 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.
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.