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Color Specialist

(Business and Design Certificate)

Intensive study of color usage for design, product development, and manufacture of apparel, accessories and home products, or for the enhancement of people in media and life. After an introduction to both career concentrations- Fashion Products and Image and Style - in SXC 010, students are encouraged to specialize in one concentration or the other depending on interests and career paths. 

Not all courses are offered every semester. 
Links direct you to current offerings.

A total of 13 courses (9 required and 4 personal choice) is needed to complete this certificate. 

Required courses (recommended in this order)
SXC 010 Experience the Power of Color: Life, Business, and Career
SXC 100 How Color Gets to Market
SXC 150 Color Intensive for the Fashion Professional
SXF 500 Fabrication: Everything You Need To Know
SXC 210 Color Basics: Moving from Art to Science 
SXC 260 Color Painting Studio
SXC 300 Color through the Eyes of the Modern Artist
SXC 350 Color Intensive: Pitch and Presentation Reality Workshop
SXF 840 Career Opportunities for Working with Color

                      Choose either concentration*:

Fashion and Home Products Concentration
Personal choice courses** (choose 4)
SXF 501 Fabrication Dyeing, Printing, and Finishing Essentials 
SXF 700  Demystifying Fashion Forecasting
SXF 725  Expert Fashion Trend Online Research for Line Planning (online course)
SXF 802 Textile Color Lab Essentials for Apparel Designers and Developers
SXH 300 Color Workshop for the Home Fashion Market 
CTD 350 Kaledo Print

Image and Style Concentration
Personal choice courses** (choose 4)
SXF 810  Color for Wardrobe Planning 
SXG 130 Fashion in Film and Media  
SXM 110 Media Makeup Knowledge for Designers, Stylists, and Consultants  
SXN 515 Makeup Artistry: The Master Class with Lindsay Ebbin  
SXF 400  Fashionspeak: How to Get What You Want, When You Need It
SXF 710  13 Ways to Get Smart About Fashion Trends  

* Students who prefer to be more of a color generalist and want to explore career options may choose courses from either concentration.
** Inquire with a Professional Studies advisor about the possibility of substituting an alternate class.

Facilitator: Ben Gomes

Students interested in a Professional Development Certificate of completion must file an affidavit form after completing the first course in the certificate. This will also enable you to obtain your official FIT ID. You may obtain this form from the instructor of your first course or by contacting Andrea Adkins-Miller from Certificate Programs at You may also pick it up from Professional Studies, located in the Pomerantz Center, room D130.
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