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Toy Design - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program - Fall 2012 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2012 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.

Semester 5
MAJOR AREA TY 311 Toy Design I 1.5
TY 321 Drawing for Toy Design 1.5
TY 322 Marker Rendering 1.5
TY 323 Basic Drafting for Product Design 1.5
TY 351 Product Materials and Safety 2
TY 362 The Toy Industry: An Overview 1
RELATED AREA FA 301 Anatomy for Toy Designers 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS SS 232 Developmental Psychology 3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREA TY 313 Soft Toy and Doll Design 3
TY 325 Adv. Drafting for Product Design 1.5
TY 331 Model-Making I 2
TY 342 Computer Graphics in Toy Design 2
RELATED AREA MK 301 Marketing for the Toy Industry 3
LIBERAL ARTS HA 345 History of Industrial Design 3
HE 301 Motor Learning 3
Semester 7A
MAJOR AREA TY 491 Summer Internship: Toy Design** 4
Semester 7B
MAJOR AREA TY 411 Toy Design II and Product Update 2
TY 416 Hard Toy: Design 1.5
TY 417 Hard Toy: Engineering 1.5
TY 418 Licensed Product Design 1.5
TY 431 Model-Making II 2
TY 442 Advanced Graphics/Toy Design 2
RELATED AREA GD 407 Graphic Design for Toy Designers 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS MA 041 Geometry and Probability Skills 0
MA 241 Topics in Probability/Geometry 3

Semester 8
MAJOR AREA PK 403 Packaging for the Toy Designer 2
TY 414 Games*** 1.5
    TY 444 Photorealistic Product Communication
TY 461 Business Practices/Toy Industry 2
TY 462 Professional Portfolio Dev. 2
TY 493 Senior Project: Design 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see American History* G10 3
choice see Other World Civ.* G9 3

TOTAL Minimum Required

MAJOR AREA: 43 credits
RELATED AREA: 6 credits
LIBERAL ARTS: 18 credits
TOTAL Minimum Required: 67 credits


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.


American History: 3 credits
CHOICE of EN 271 or 272 or LA 221 or 392 (any one of these meets G10).

Foreign Language:
The Gen. Ed. Foreign Language requirement (G8) has been waived for the Toy Design major.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
CHOICE of HA 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, or 226 (any one of these meets G9).

** If Internship cannot be completed during the summer, a special independent study program will be arranged in the eighth semester.

*** Students may substitute TY 314 for TY 414.


FIT assists students in licensing designs, in accordance with terms agreed to by the student and FIT prior to matriculation.

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