School of Business and Technology

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00841     CIP: 19.0901 

The major in Textile Development and Marketing prepares students to make a textile what it is – and make a designer creation look and perform exactly as it should. Students learn sustainable fabric development, color creation, and management for fashion apparel and home furnishings end uses, with an emphasis on textile applications and forensics, global sourcing, and marketing. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2022. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREATS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles3
TS 215 - The History of Textile Trade and Technology2
RELATED AREAFM 114 - Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
TD 212 - CAD and Design Fundamentals for Printed Textiles1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONEN 121 - English Composition G13
choice - See Requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREATT 174 - Fabric Development3
TT 247 - Color Creation and Sustainable Applications3
RELATED AREAMG 108 - Apparel and Home Textile Products Manufacturing2
MG 153 - Excel for Business2
GENERAL EDUCATIONSS 141 - Macroeconomics G43
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREATT 201 - Fabrics for Private Label/Vertical Retailer3
TT 276 - Fabrics for Interiors2
RELATED AREAMG 242 - Principles of Accounting3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREATT 202 - Textile Value Chain Marketing: Concept to Consumer3
TT 203 - Yarn Formation: Fundamentals and Industry Applications3
RELATED AREAChoice Related Area Elective (2-3 credits)*2-3
GENERAL EDUCATIONSC 147 - The Forensics of Fiber Analysis G33
choice - see Requirements*3
 Total Credits: 61.5-62.5

*Fall 2022 Requirements: See below.

General Education: 24 credits 

See list of Gen Ed approved courses under FIT's General Education Requirements and Courses. An FIT Gen Ed course cannot be used to meet more than one General Education area.

  • Three (3) credits from each required area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2, and G3 (SC 147) Three (3) credits from G4 (SS 141)
  • Nine (9) credits from three different areas in liberal arts courses in G5-G10
  • Three (3) credit Speech course: CHOICE of EN 241, EN 242, EN 244, or EN 245

Related Area Elective(s):
CHOICE of AC 221, AR 115, HP 201, IC 297, LD 101, PH 118, or PH 162

Upper Division Alternative(s):
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science programs in Cosmetics and Fragrance MarketingDirect and Interactive MarketingHome Products DevelopmentProduction Management: Fashion and Related Industries, and Textile Development and Marketing. By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply to the Bachelor of Science programs in Advertising and Marketing CommunicationsFashion Business ManagementInternational Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, and Technical Design.

Upon graduating from the Textile Development and Marketing AAS degree program, students will demonstrate:

  1. Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility: Students will understand the meaning, relevance and responsibility to steward finance, ecology and society.
  2. Product Knowledge: Students will be able to examine textile products, including analysis and application to appropriate end uses.
  3. Technology: Students will develop a scientific baseline of textile technology to understand both the primary and ancillary needs of textile products.
  4. Research & Critical Thinking: Students will demonstrate techniques that enable decision making through product and process knowledge.
  5. Globalism: Students will develop diverse patterns of thinking to understand the complex geographical and cultural nature of the textile industry.
  6. Communication: Students will demonstrate the basic methods of domestic and international communication so they can function globally.