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Fashion Institute of Technology, Department of Fashion Design

Written by FS StaffNovember 14, 2011
Fashion Institute of Technology

Fashion Institute of Technology: Fashion Design
New York, New York
Department of Fashion Design

Fashion Institute of Technology’s Fashion Design program focuses on exposing students to the demands and practices that they will face in their careers in the fashion world.  Students learn how to create a garment from design to the finished product, while studying draping, patternmaking, and sewing techniques.  The program includes traditional liberal arts courses, providing students with critical thinking and communication skills as well as the technical skills needed for success in the fashion industry.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Fashion Institute of Technology offer?
As of 2011, Fashion Institute of Technology offers the following degrees:
AAS Fashion Design
BFA Fashion Design, Children’s Wear, Intimate Apparel, Knitwear, Special Occasion, Sportswear

What’s the school’s contact information?
Fashion Institute of Technology
Department of Fashion Design
Seventh Ave. & 27th St.
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-217-3760
www.fitnyc.edu/fashiondesign

Type of School? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $3,714 (in-state)
Room & Board: $9,650 - $17,520

What’s the typical student profile?
Fashion Institute of Technology total undergraduate students: 10,207
Fashion program students: 1,189

What are the requirements to enter program?
AAS degree requires a portfolio, a high school diploma or GED, and SAT scores.  BFA degree requires an AAS from Fashion Institute of Technology or an equivalent associates or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college, or at least 60 credits toward a bachelor’s degree in an equivalent program at a regionally accredited college.

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does Fashion Institute of Technology’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 107

What career placement services does Fashion Institute of Technology provide?
Students are required to complete an internship, where they are typically placed among top companies in the industry.  Study abroad is also encouraged for students to prepare them for work in a global community.  Opportunities are available around the world. 

All data is as of 2011.