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Fashion Merchandising Management - Evening/Weekend 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 FIT catalog of their entering year.

The major in Fashion Merchandising Management offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare
for careers with retail and wholesale organizations in buying, merchandising, product development,
creative fashion presentations, sales, management, or marketing.

Semester 1
MAJOR AREA FM 114 Intro. to the Fashion Industry 3
FM 116 Fashion Business Practices 3
RELATED AREA AC 111 Advertising and Promotion 3
MG 153 Excel for Business 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6
Semester 2
MAJOR AREA FM 117 Intro. to Fashion Marketing 3
FM 262 Contemporary Retail Management 3
choice see Major Area electives*** 3
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 9
Semester 3
MAJOR AREA FM 224 Merchandising Math Applications 3
FM 268 Team Development Workshop 2.5
choice see Major Area Alternatives*** 3-4
RELATED AREA choice see Related Area electives** 1.5-4
TS 111 Textile Fundamentals 3
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 3
Semester 4
MAJOR AREA FM 244 Product Development 3
FM 225 Fashion Merchandising 3
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 3.5
MA 222 Statistical Analysis 3.5
choice see Arts* G6 3

Total Credit Requirements

Major Area 29.5-30.5 credits
Related Areas 9.5 - 12 credits
Liberal Arts 24.5 credits
General Elective 3 credits
Phys. Ed. 2 credits
Total Credits 68.5


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.


American History: 3 credits
Choice of EN 271, EN 272, EN 274, EN 335, HA 314, LA 221, LA 392, or any other course that meets the American History Gen. Ed. requirement (G10).

Arts: 3 credits
Choice of EN 251, EN 262, EN 361, HA 214, HP 231, LA 211, or LA 321 (any one of these meets G6).

English/Speech: 6 credits
EN 121 (G1) (Pre-requisite: College-level English as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate Educational Skills courses), and choice of EN 231, 232, 233, or 236 before the fourth semester.

History of Art and Civilization: 3 credits
HA 112 (G5).

Mathematics: 3.5 credits
Graduation requirement: Arithmetic proficiency as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate developmental math course(s). MA 222 (G2).

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

Social Sciences: 6 credits
SS 141 (G4), and Choice of SS 131, 151, or 171.

** RELATED AREA ELECTIVES: 1.5-4 credits

CHOICE of AC 221, AR 101, AR 115, DE 101, HD 111, HP 201, IC 296, IC 297, IC 298, ID 103, JD 101, PH 116, PH 162, or SD 112 .

*** MAJOR AREA ELECTIVES: 6-7 credits

CHOICE of two of the following courses: FM 144, 212, 213, 222, 223, 226, 231, 245, 251, or 491.


Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Fabric Styling, and the Bachelor of Science programs in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, Direct and Interactive Marketing, Fashion Merchandising Management, Home Products Development, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, Production 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 Communications and Technical Design.

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