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Portfolio Requirements

NOTE: This is a summary of portfolio requirements. You must download complete portfolio requirements and instructions from the FIT Admissions Office in order to complete and submit your portfolio.


Portfolio submissions for Menswear consist of: a design test, a sewing test, a written essay, and a portfolio cover page. We want to understand your creative process in both written and visual components.

PART ONE: Design Test

You will be required to create a mood/inspiration page for a selection of original mix-and-match garment designs. You will also be required to submit sketches of your original fashion design artwork.

PART TWO: Your Original Artwork

Prospective menswear students are asked to submit photographs of garments they have sewn to demonstrate knowledge of construction. Originality, creativity, and design aesthetic are valued.

PART THREE: Written Essays

You will be required to provide a short essays (250 words or less). Please respond thoughtfully and note that your answers do not replace the essay/academic history that you are required to submit as part of your FIT/SUNY application.

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