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

Fashion Institute of Technology’s Accessories Design program combines traditional liberal arts courses with hands-on classes to help students develop both critical-thinking and technical skills.  Students design and produce a full professional-quality accessories line, including belts, footwear, handbags, and more.  Faculty with professional experience and FIT’s other ties to the industry provide students with the education and connections they need to launch their careers.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Fashion Institute of Technology offer?
As of 2011, Fashion Institute of Technology offers the following degrees:
AAS Accessories Design
BFA Accessories Design & Fabrication

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

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: 226

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: 18

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.

All data is as of 2011.