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Textile Development and Marketing - Two-Year Associate Degree Program - Fall 2011 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2011 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.

The major in Textile Development and Marketing offers preparation for careers in the development of fabrics for the fashion and home furnishings industries, with emphasis on global sourcing and textile applications.

Semester 1
MAJOR AREA TS 111 Fundamentals of Textiles 3
RELATED AREA AC 111 Advertising and Promotion 3
FM 114 Intro. to the Fashion Industry 3
LIBERAL ARTS EN 121 English Composition G1 3
SC 111 Intro. to the Physical Sciences G3 3

Semester 2
MAJOR AREA TS 215 History of Textile Trade & Tech. 2
TT 173 Computer Apps. for Textile Dev. 2
TT 174 Comparative Fabric Structures 3
RELATED AREA MG 108 Textile Products Manufacturing 2
LIBERAL ARTS HA 112 History of Western Art & Civ. G5 3
SS 141 Macroeconomics G4 3

Semester 3
MAJOR AREA TT 301 Textile Applications 3
TT 473 Textiles/Home Furnishing Mkts. 2
RELATED AREA MG 242 Principles of Accounting 3
LIBERAL ARTS PL 211 Informal Logic: Clear Thinking G7 3
SC 032 Color Science Laboratory 1
SC 332 Color and Light 3
choice see English/Speech* 3

Semester 4
MAJOR AREA TT 247 Applied Color Technology/Styling 2
TT 475 Textile Marketing 3
RELATED AREA IN 201 Global Sourcing/Textile Industries 3
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Arts* G6 3
choice see Mathematics* G2 3-3.5
choice see Social Sciences* 3

TOTAL Minimum Required

MAJOR AREA: 20 credits
RELATED AREA: 14 credits
LIBERAL ARTS: 31-31.5 credits
Health and/or Phys. Ed: 2 credits
TOTAL Minimum Required: 67 credits


A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements (www.fitnyc.edu/gened).

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Math; G3 Science; G4 Social Science; G5 Western Civilization; G6 Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.


Arts: 3 credits
CHOICE of EN 251, EN 266, HP 231, or LA 321 (any one of these meets G6).

English/Speech: 6 credits
EN 121 (G1) (Prerequisite: College-level English as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate Educational Skills courses), and
CHOICE of EN 231, 232, 233, 236, 241, 242, 244, 245, or 253.

Mathematics: 3-3.5 credits
CHOICE of any course from list of Gen. Ed. Mathematics courses (G2).

Social Sciences: 3 credits
CHOICE of SS 131, 151, or 171.


Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science programs in Direct and Interactive Marketing, Home Products Development, Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries, and Textile Development and Marketing, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Fabric Styling.

By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply to the Bachelor of Science programs in Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fashion Merchandising Management, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, and Technical Design.

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