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Textile/Surface Design - 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/Surface Design offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for careers in the fabrics, fashion, home furnishings, and related industries as designers, colorists, stylists, and studio directors, as well as freelance entrepreneurs.

Semester 1
MAJOR AREA SD 112 Textile Color Fundamentals 2
SD 113 Styles and Sources 2
SD 121 Studio Practices 3
SD 141 Nature Studies G6 1.5
TD 111 CAD Principles for Text. Des. 1.5
TD 131 Woven Design 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see History of Art & Civ.* 3
choice see Requirements* 3

Semester 2
MAJOR AREA SD 122 Printed Fabrics 3
SD 142 Advanced Nature Studies 1.5
SD 181 Fundamentals of Screen Printing 1.5
TD 132 Woven Design 1.5
TD 133 CAD/Yarn-Dyed Woven Fabrics 1.5
RELATED AREA TS 111 Fundamentals of Textiles 3
LIBERAL ARTS choice see History of Art & Civ.* 3
choice see Requirements* 3

Semester 3
MAJOR AREA SD 156 Intro. to Decorative Fabrics 2
SD 224 Computer-Aided Print Design 1.5
SD 228 Techniques for Fashion Fabrics 2
SD 229 Screen Print Techniques 2
RELATED AREA FA 131 Life Drawing I 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6
ELECTIVE choice General elective 1.5-3

Semester 4
MAJOR AREA SD 253 Advanced Decorative Fabrics 2
SD 261 Industrial and Studio Practices 3
SD 271 T/SD Using Adobe Illustrator 2
SD 321 Advanced Hand Screen Printing 2
TD 237 Experimental Wovens 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6

TOTAL Minimum Required

Major Area: 39 credits
Related Area: 4.5 credits
Liberal Arts: 24 credits
Elective: 1.5-3 credits
Total Minimum Required : 69 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.


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.

History of Art & Civilization: 6 credits
HA 112 (G5), and
CHOICE of HA 111, 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 231, 311, or 314 (any one of these meets G7).

Mathematics: 3-3.5 credits
Graduation requirement: Arithmetic proficiency as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate developmental mathematics course(s).
CHOICE of MA 142, 161, 213, 222, 231, or 331 (any one of these meets G2).

Science: 3-5 credits
CHOICE of SC 111, 112, 121, 122, 045/145, 253, 326, or 032/332 (any one of these meets G3).

Social Sciences: 6 credits
CHOICE of two: SS 131, 141, 151, or 171 (any one of these meets G4).


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 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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