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Color Specialist

(Business and Design Certificate)

Intensive study of color usage for design, product development, and manufacture of apparel, accessories and home products, or for the enhancement of people in media and life. After an introduction to both career concentrations- Fashion Products and Image and Style - in SXC 010, students are encouraged to specialize in one concentration or the other depending on interests and career paths. 

Not all courses are offered every semester. 
Links direct you to current offerings.

A total of 13 courses (9 required and 4 personal choice) is needed to complete this certificate. 

Required courses (recommended in this order)

SXC 010  Experience the Power of Color: Life, Business, and Career
SXC 100  How Color Gets to Market 
SXC 150  Color Intensive for the Fashion Professional 
SXF 500  Fabrication: Everything You Need To Know 
SXC 210  Color Basics: Moving from Art to Science  
SXC 260  Color Painting Studio 
SXC 300  Color through the Eyes of the Modern Artist 
SXC 350  Color Intensive: Pitch and Presentation Reality Workshop 
SXF 840  Career Opportunities for Working with Color 

                                                  Choose either concentration*:


Fashion and Home Products Concentration
Personal choice courses** (choose 4)
SXF 501 Fabrication Dyeing, Printing, and Finishing Essentials 
SXF 700  Demystifying Fashion Forecasting
SXF 725  Expert Fashion Trend Online Research for Line Planning (online course)
SXF 802 Textile Color Lab Essentials for Apparel Designers and Developers
SXH 300 Color Workshop for the Home Fashion Market 
CTD 350 Kaledo Print


Image and Style Concentration
Personal choice courses** (choose 4)
SXF 810  Color for Wardrobe Planning 
SXG 130 Fashion in Film and Media  
SXM 110 Media Makeup Knowledge for Designers, Stylists, and Consultants  
SXN 515 Makeup Artistry: The Master Class with Lindsay Ebbin  
SXF 400  Fashionspeak: How to Get What You Want, When You Need It
SXF 710  13 Ways to Get Smart About Fashion Trends  


* Students who prefer to be more of a color generalist and want to explore career options may choose courses from either concentration.
** Inquire with a Professional Studies adviser about the possibility of substituting an alternate class.

Facilitator: Ben Gomes


Students interested in a Professional Development Certificate of Completion must file an affidavit/Online Certificate Declaration after completing the first class of the certificate program. This will also enable you to obtain your official FIT ID.
  • Log into MYFIT with your username and password at
  • Select STUDENT tab
  • Under Online Resources select ONLINE INFORMATION SYSTEM
  • In the MAIN MENU options select STUDENT
  • Select your program

*Students who are not currently registered for a class may experience difficulties in filing their affidavit online. If you encounter any problems processing your affidavit please contact Andrea Adkins Miller at with your name, email address and the name of the certificate you are completing. 

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