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International Fashion Design - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program - Fall 2011 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2011 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.

This overseas academic program leads to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design. It is offered in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano. The courses below are those offered in Milan. In certain cases, some classes may be substituted with those offered at Politecnico. Students may attend this overseas program for one or two years. The Knitwear Track is offered only in semesters 5 and 6. The Sportswear/Children's Wear Track is offered in all four semesters. Refer to the Fashion Design BFA degree requirements and to the department's website at www.fitnyc.edu/fashiondesign for courses to be taken in New York and for other information. Students must complete IT 111 - Italian I before attending IFDM in Milan.

Semester 5 - Knitwear, Sportswear, Children's Wear Tracks
MAJOR AREA FD 321 Computerized Pattern Design 1.5
FD 351 Body Contour 1.5
FD 352 Knitwear Des.: Flat Pat. Des. & Sew. 1.5
FD 353 Knitwear Design: Machine Knitting 2
FF 351 Knitwear Design I 1.5
RELATED AREA FM 301 Fashion Merch./Apparel Designers 3
FM 324 Business of Licensing 3
LIBERAL ARTS choice see History of Art and Civ.* G7 3
or SS 374 Cross-Cultural Studies G9 3
choice see Foreign Language* G8 3.5

Semester 6 - Knitwear Track
MAJOR AREA FD 354 Knitwear Des.: Draping, Adv. Sewing 1.5
FD 355 Primavision I 1.5
FF 321 20th Cent. Style/Modern Design 2
FF 352 Knitwear Design II 1.5
RELATED AREA FS 322 Fashion Knit Design 2
MG 301 Apparel Prod.: Labor Analysis 2
TS 261 Intro. to Weft Knitting Principles 3

Semester 6 - Sportswear/Children's Wear Track 
MAJOR AREA FD 341 Design with High-tech Fabrics 1.5
FD 362 Active Sport Design 2
FD 363 Swimwear Design 2
FF 321 20th Cent. Style & Modern Design 2
FF 392 Swim/Active Sport Portfolio 2
FF 398 Out. & Perf. Apparel Des. Port. 2
RELATED AREA MG 301 Apparel Prod.: Labor Analysis 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see History of Art and Civ.* G7 3
    choice  see Foreign Language*    3.5 
or SS 374 Cross-Cultural Studies G9 3

Semester 7 - Sportswear/Children's Wear Track  
MAJOR AREA FD 355 Primavision I 1.5
FD 364 Outerwear/Performance Apparel Design 2
FD 391 Practicum (Children's Wear Track Only) ** 1.5
FD 461 Tailoring Techniques 2
FF 393 Portfolio: Sportswear 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see History of Art and Civ.* G7 3
or SS 374 Cross-Cultural Studies G9 3
choice see Foreign Language * 3.5

Semester 8 - Sportswear/Children's Wear Track  
MAJOR AREA FD 475 Leather Apparel Design
FD 496 Sr. Collection: Sports/Active Wear 3
FF 491 Internship 2
FF 492 E-portfolio 1
RELATED AREA choice see Related Area electives*** 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see History of Art and Civ.* G7 3
or SS 374 Cross-Cultural Studies G9 3

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements (www.fitnyc.edu/gened).

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

Note:  Students who plan to attend this program for two years in Milan must meet with the Fashion Design program coordinator early in the prior semester to determine how best to fulfill their Liberal Arts requirements for the BFA degree.

Liberal Arts offered in Milan may vary depending on semester.

American History (G10) is not offered in Milan.  Students must plan to take this requirement in New York.

Foreign language: 
IT 112, 213, and 214 (G8).
Note:  IT 111 must be taken before acceptance into the program

History of Art and Civilization:
History of Art (G7) course offerings vary in Milan. See Program Coordinator.

** FD 391 is for Children's Wear students only.
See Program Coordinator for course(s).

*** RELATED AREA ELECTIVES
See Program Coordinator for course(s).

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