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Accessories Design - Two-Year Associate Degree Program - Fall 2010 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2010 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.

The major in Accessories Design offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for positions as designers, product development personnel, stylists, and patternmakers of leather and other accessories products.

Semester 1

MAJOR AREA LD 111 Leather and Materials Technology
2.5
LD 121 Anatomy for Accessories 1.5
LD 133 Footwear Design/Construction I 3
LD 143 Handbag Design/Construction I 3
RELATED AREA FA 113 Design I: 2D and Color G6 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6
Semester 2
MAJOR AREA LD 113 Manipulating Leather 1.5
LD 134 Footwear Design/Construction II 3
LD 144 Handbag Design/Construction II 3
RELATED AREA FA 114 Design II: 3D Form and Structure G6 1.5
PH 272 Photoshop I for Photographers 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6
Semester 3
MAJOR AREA LD 231 Boot Patternmaking/Construction 1.5
LD 253 Designing Desk Accessories 2
LD 262 Technical Spec/Black Line Dwg. 1.5
RELATED AREA IL 321 Digital Sketching and Comping 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREA LD 242 Advanced Handbag Construction
1.5
LD 243 Belt Design and Patternmaking 1.5
LD 263 Marker Rendering for Accessories 2.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6
ELECTIVE choice General elective 2-3

Total Credit Requirements

Major Area: 28 credits
Related Areas: 6.5 credits
Liberal Arts: 24 credits
General Elective: 2 - 3 credits
Health and/or Phys. Ed. 2 credits
Total Credits: 62.5

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements.

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 - See below.

English/Speech: 6 credits
EN 121 (G1) (Prerequisite: 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.

History of Art & Civilization: 6 credits
HA 112 (G5), and
CHOICE of HA 111, 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 231, 311, or 314 (any one of these meets G7).

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

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

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

Upper Division Alternatives
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Accessories Design and Fabrication.

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