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Color Specialist

(Business and Design Certificate)

Intensive study ofcolor usage fordesign, product development, andmanufacture of apparel, accessories and home products, or for the enhancement of people in media and life. After anintroduction to both career concentrations- Fashion Products andImage and Style - in SXC 010, students are encouraged to specialize in one concentration orthe other depending on interests and career paths.

Not all courses areofferedevery semester.
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A total of13 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 100How Color Gets to Market
SXC 150Color 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 350Color Intensive:Pitch and Presentation RealityWorkshop
SXF 840Career Opportunities for Working with Color

Choose either concentration*:

Fashion and Home Products Concentration
Personalchoice courses** (choose 4)
SXF 501Fabrication Dyeing, Printing, and Finishing Essentials
SXF 700 Demystifying Fashion Forecasting
SXF 710 13 Ways to Get Smart About Fashion Trends
SXF 725 Expert Fashion Trend Online Research for Line Planning (online course)
SXF 802Textile Color Lab Essentials for Apparel Designers and Developers
SXH 300 Color Intensive Workshop for the Home Fashion Market
CTD 350Kaledo Print, Knit, and Weave

Image and Style Concentration
Personal choice courses** (choose 4)
SXF 810 Color for Wardrobe Planning
SXF 820 Color Psychology
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 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: Deborah Hernandez

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 fromthe instructorof your first course or by contacting Andrea Adkins-Miller from Certificate Programs at You may alsopick it up from the Center for Professional Studies, located in the Pomerantz Center, room D130.
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