Fashion Design AAS Degree Program


http://fitnyc.edu/fashiondesign

School of Art and Design  

 

The program is designed to enable students to evolve successfully as creative womenswear apparel design leaders and brand-builders through creative application of design knowledge acquired using experimental learning. The program is progressive and leads to the development of the student's own 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 not yet imagined. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2017. 

 

Semester 1

Credits

MAJOR AREA

FD 117 - Design Studio I - Introduction to Draping

2

 

FD 133 - Materials and Construction I

2

 

FF 111 - Visual Design Concepts I

2

 

FF 143 - Digital Design Studio

3

RELATED AREA

TS 131 - Textile Principles for the Fashion Designer

3

ART HISTORY

choice - see Requirements*

3

GENERAL EDUCATION

choice - see Requirements*

3

Semester 2

 

MAJOR AREA

FF 121 - Fashion Research and Inspiration

2

 

FD 127 - Design Studio II - Soft Draping

3

 

FD 134 - Materials and Construction II

2

 

FF 161 - Fashion Art Studio

3

RELATED AREA

FA 105 - Life Drawing **

1.5

GENERAL EDUCATION

choice - see Requirements*

6

Semester 3

 

MAJOR AREA

FD 217 - Design Studio III - Structured Draping

3

 

FD 243 - Apparel Design Studio - Patternmaking

3

 

FF 211 - Visual Design Concepts III

2

 

FF 245 - Digital Design: Flats and Floats

1.5

ART HISTORY

choice - see Requirements*

3

GENERAL EDUCATION

choice - see Requirements*

3

Semester 4

 

MAJOR AREA

Apparel Concentration

6.5

 

or Art Concentration

 

GENERAL EDUCATION

choice - see Requirements*

6

TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

 

ART HISTORY

6

 

GENERAL EDUCATION

18

 

MAJOR AREA

35

 

RELATED AREA

4.5

 

Total Credits:

63.5

 

Apparel Specialization

FD 227

Design Studio IV: Advanced Draping

3

FD 244

Design Development: Digital Communication & Management

1.5

FF 212

Visual Design Concepts IV

2

Total Credits

6.5

 

*Fall 2017 Requirements:  See below

FIT's General Education and Art History Requirements for Art and Design Associate Degree Programs:

 

·         Three (3) credits from each required General Education area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2, and G3

·         Six (6) credits from two (2) different areas in liberal arts courses in G4 - G10

·         Three (3) credits of any 200- or 300-level English literature or speech course

·         Six (6) credits from Art and Design History courses: HA 112 (3 credits, required for all Art and Design majors), plus another 3-credit HA course.

 

FIT's Gen Ed courses are organized along the following categories: G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History. 

 

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.  

Certain majors require specific courses. Please review your DARS audit to determine if a particular course is required by your major to meet General Education credits.

 

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

 

Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Fabric StylingFashion Design-Children's WearFashion Design-Intimate ApparelFashion Design-KnitwearFashion Design-Special OccasionFashion Design-SportswearTextile/Surface Design, and Toy Design, and the Bachelor of Science programs in Production Management: Fashion and Related IndustriesTechnical Design, and Textile Development and Marketing.