You may not apply directly to the bachelor’s degree program. High school students should apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program in Fashion Design or other related field and after completing that degree apply to the two-year bachelor’s program.
Complete list of FIT AAS programs
If you have an AAS from FIT
You may apply to the bachelor’s degree program. The Technical Design BS program is designed for students with an AAS degree in Fashion Design or Menswear Design. Students graduating with AAS degrees in other areas must have completed the following bridge courses or their equivalents before beginning the Technical Design BS program:
- TS111 – Fundamentals of Textiles
- FD131 – Sewing Techniques I
- FD111 – Draping I OR DP111 – Draping Proficiency I
- FD121 – Flat Pattern Design I OR PM121 – Patternmaking I
- AR101 – Fashion Art and Design
- AR215 – Fashion Design Using Illustrator OR FF242 – Fashion Design Computer: Illustrator
- FD241 – Apparel Product Data Management OR MG252 – Product Data Management
- MG153 – Excel for Business
If you have credits or a degree from another college
You may apply to the two-year Technical BS program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at FIT:
- you will have an associate’s or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in a program that is equivalent to any FIT AAS program. (This is a guideline; graduates in other areas may also be considered.) Certain prerequisite or equivalent courses in the major area must be completed before you apply.
- you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent or related program at a regionally accredited college.
A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as in FIT AAS programs. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the AAS program.
Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration.