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In FIT's School of Art and Design, you can choose among 17 creative professions and learn from passionate artists and designers who are also working professionals. We provide a practical, hands-on, real world based education that can help you put an idea on paper, a concept into a computer, or a design into production. FIT can take you from the classroom to an internship, from a job to a career.


Joanne Arbuckle, Dean of the School of Art and Design
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology; BS, Empire State College; MA, New York University

Sass Brown, Acting Assistant Dean of the School of Art and Design

BA, Ravensbourne College of Art and Design; MPS, Fashion Institute of Technology


Darlene Levy-Birnbaum, Assistant to the Dean

Jamie Hetzel, Administrative Coordinator

Vacant Position, Administrative Assistant

Rachel Ellner, Part-Time Media Coordinator


Fashion Institute of Technology
School of Art and Design
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
New York, NY 10001-5992

Dean’s Office:  212.217.7665
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 am – *6:30 pm
*5:00pm during the summer and when school is not in session

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