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Fall 2012 Curriculum

Fashion Design - Evening/Weekend Associate Degree Program - Fall 2012 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2012 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the curriculum of their beginning year in this program. The major in Fashion Design offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for positions as designers, assistant designers, technical designers, stylists, or fashion executives.

Semester 1
MAJOR AREA FD 111 Draping I: Fundamentals 3
FD 131 Sewing Techniques I 1.5
FF 111 Fashion Art and Design I 2

Winter
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Mathematics* G2 3-3.5

Semester 2
MAJOR AREA FD 121 Flat Pattern Design I 1.5
FD 132 Sewing Techniques II   1.5
FF 114 Model Drawing I for Fashion Designers 1
LIBERAL ARTS EN 121 English Composition G1 3

Summer
LIBERAL ARTS HA 112 History of Western Art & Civ. G5 3
ELECTIVE choice see Social Sciences* G4 3
choice see General Elective 1-2.5

Semester 3
MAJOR AREA FD 112 Draping II: Constructed Silhouettes 3
FD 221 Flat Pattern Design II 1.5
FF 112 Fashion Art and Design II G6 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Science* G3 3-5

Winter        
RELATED AREA
TS 132 Intro. to Textile Principles for Fashion Designers 3

Semester 4        
MAJOR AREA FD 211 Draping III:  Soft Silhouettes 3
FF 211 Fashion Art and Design III 2
FF 241 Fashion Design Computer: Photoshop 1.5

Summer
LIBERAL ARTS   choice see Social Sciences* 3
choice Physical Education 1
RELATED AREA FA 105 Life Drawing 1.5

Semester 5        
MAJOR AREA FD 212 Draping IV:  Advanced Techniques 3
FF 221 Fashion Past and Present 2
  FF 242 Fashion Design Computer:  Illustrator   1.5

Winter        
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Humanities* G7 3
choice Physical Education 1

Semester 6        
MAJOR AREA FD 241 Apparel Product Data Management   1.5
FF 243 Digital Flats and Specs   1.5
FF 212 Fashion Art and Design IV   2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see English/Speech* G1  3

Total Credit Requirements   
Major Area 35
Liberal Arts  24-26.5
Related Areas  4.5 
Health and/or Phys. Ed. 
Elective  1-2.5 
Total 66.5

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

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.

*REQUIREMENTS

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, 236, 241, 242, 244, 245, or 253.

Humanities: 3 credits
Choice of HA 111, 214, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 231, 311, 312, 314, 331, 332, 342, 343, 344, 345, 391, 392, or 393 (any one of which meets G7).

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

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

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

Upper Division Alternatives
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor or Fine Arts programs in Fashion Design, International Fashion Design/Florence and New York, Fabric Styling, Textile/Surface Design, or Toy Design; or to the Bachelor of Science programs in Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries, Technical Design, and Textile Development and Marketing.