http://fitnyc.edu/fashiondesign

School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall and spring.      NYSED: 00835      CIP: 50.0407

The Fashion Design one year AAS program offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for positions as designers, assistant designers, technical designers, or stylists. Through the application of design knowledge and experiential learning, the students develop their unique sense of aesthetics. Successful students will be able to adapt and apply their acquired knowledge to the evolving fashion industry, related design fields, and other creative careers. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2021.

Apparel Specialization

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFD 113 - Apparel Design: Structured Silhouettes4
FD 114 - Apparel Design: Soft Silhouettes3
FD 135 - Materials and Construction (for 1-Year AAS)3
FF 113 - Fashion Art and Design (for 1-Year AAS)5
FF 115 - Digital Fashion Design Studio I (for 1-Year AAS)2
RELATED AREAFA 105 - Life Drawing *1.5
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFD 227 - Design Studio IV: Advanced Draping3
FD 242 - Digital Fashion Design Studio II2
FD 243 - Apparel Design Studio - Patternmaking3
FF 114 - Model Drawing I for Fashion Designers1
FF 212 - Visual Design Concepts IV2
RELATED AREACL 112 - Faces and Places in Fashion2
TS 131 - Textile Principles for the Fashion Designer3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA28
RELATED AREA6.5
 Total Credits: 34.5

Art Specialization

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFD 113 - Apparel Design: Structured Silhouettes4
FD 114 - Apparel Design: Soft Silhouettes3
FD 135 - Materials and Construction (for 1-Year AAS)3
FF 113 - Fashion Art and Design (for 1-Year AAS)5
FF 115 - Digital Fashion Design Studio I (for 1-Year AAS)2
RELATED AREAFA 105 - Life Drawing *1.5
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFD 242 - Digital Fashion Design Studio II2
FD 243 - Apparel Design Studio - Patternmaking3
FF 213 - Model Visualization Techniques1
FF 244 - Design Collections: Visual Solutions2
FF 291 - Fashion Portfolio Collection2
RELATED AREACL 112 - Faces and Places in Fashion2
TS 131 - Textile Principles for the Fashion Designer3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA27
RELATED AREA6.5
 Total Credits: 33.5

* Related Area Elective(s): 1.5 credits (minimum) FA 105 or CHOICE of another Fine Arts course

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

  1. Create garments that reflect creativity and innovation through the use of foundational techniques achieved through shape, color, silhouette, proportion and fabrication.
  2. Adapt and develop artistic abilities to form original  fashion designs with understanding of diverse fashion proportions, utilizing hand and digital rendering techniques.
  3. Effectively use appropriate, innovative technologies to conceptualize, create, produce and communicate fashion design and related concepts.
  4. Develop an understanding of ethical and sustainable principles in fashion design considering environmental, social, economic, and political impacts of climate change.
  5. Recognize and apply foundational concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion in the fashion design development process that honor communities and people who have been marginalized and excluded from the dominant fashion discourse.
  6. Utilize information and communication technologies to research, evaluate, create, and communicate information as it relates to fashion design concepts at a foundational level.