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Menswear - Two-Year Associate Degree Program - Fall 2012 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2012 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the

The major in Menswear offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for careers with retail and wholesale organizations as designers, assistant designers, or stylists with an understanding of merchandising, or as merchandising executives with design aptitudes.

Semester 1
MAJOR AREA MW 131 MW Flat Patternmaking Design I 3
MW 141 Menswear Construction 1.5
MW 151 Menswear Design I 1.5
RELATED AREA FA 107 Basic Design G6 1.5
IL 103 Illustrating the Male Figure 1.5
TS 111 Fundamentals of Textiles 3
LIBERAL ARTS HA 112 History of Western Art & Civ. G5 3
choice see Requirements* 3

Semester 2
MAJOR AREA MW 152 Menswear Design II 1.5
MW 232 MW Flat Patternmaking Design II 2
MW 241 Tailoring the Jacket 2
MW 254 Computer Design I 2
RELATED AREA FA 105 Life Drawing G6 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS HA 215 History of Menswear G7 3
choice see Requirements* 3

Semester 3
MAJOR AREA MW 231 MW Flat Patternmaking Design III 4
MW 251 Menswear Design III 1.5
MW 253 Adv. Computer Fashion Design 2
MW 262 Presentation/Portfolio 2
RELATED AREA FM 202 The Marketing of Menswear 3
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6

Semester 4
MAJOR AREA IC 296 AAS Internship B: Career Explor. 2
MW 221 Digital Art for Menswear 1.5
MW 252 Menswear Design IV 5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6

TOTAL Minimum Required

MAJOR AREA: 31.5 credits
RELATED AREA: 10.5 credits
LIBERAL ARTS: 24 credits
Health and/or Phys. Ed: 2 credits
TOTAL Minimum Required: 68 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.

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).

Upper Division Alternatives

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

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

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