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|Congratulations to the Class of 2013
We're incredibly proud to welcome the Class of 2013 to the FIT Alumni network! You can watch highlights of Commencement 2013, which includes a keynote address from Fern Mallis, who spoke at the ceremony for the Baker School of Business and Technology and the School of Liberal Arts, and FIT alumni Rebecca Minkoff and Dennis Basso, who spoke at the ceremony for the School of Art and Design and the School of Graduate Studies. Also, watch President Brown give the welcome address to graduates.
Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management Capstone Presentations
Graduating students in the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management MPS program present their capstone projects on the theme of “Beauty in a Digital World.” Joe Rospars, chief digital strategist for the Obama campaigns and chief executive officer and founding partner of Blue State Digital, will provide the keynote, about the importance of social media and “big data” to consumer industries.
June 8 - July 6
Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT
Graduating students of the MFA program in Illustration present Cloud 9, a visual thesis exhibition.
Talk and Tour: RetroSpective
Fashion and Textile History Gallery
Join museum curators for a tour of RetroSpective, an exhibition exploring fashion’s relationship with its own history, and the many designers who embrace the past to create reinterpretations of everything from crinolines to “flapper” dresses. The exhibition includes work by Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, Norman Norell, Yves Saint Laurent, Anna Sui, Walter Van Beirendonck, and artist Cat Chow.
School of Continuing and Professional Studies Info Session
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Are you unsure which Continuing Education path is right for you? Come learn about their various study options: non-credit courses, part-time college courses, part-time degree programs, and evening/weekend degree programs.
|Alumna Celebrates 35 Years of Friendship with Favorite Professor
Sibylle Pfaffenbichler (Textile Design ’78) has kept in touch with retired FIT professor, Miriam Russo, for the last 35 years. Pfaffenbichler shares her story about their friendship, which has evolved from letters, to email, to Facebook. Read how Professor Russo, who's now 91 years old, still gives Pfaffenbichler high marks on her artwork and continues to inspire her in her endeavors.
|FIT Launches Film and Media Program
Beginning in fall 2014, FIT will offer a seamless AAS and BS degree in Film and Media through the School of Liberal Arts. Studies include screenwriting, cinematography, editing, lighting, animation, the storyboard, film genres, major directors, avant-garde film, and television. Applications are being accepted this year for fall 2014.
|Alumni in the News
The New York Times recently interviewed Leah Dumigan (Toy Design ’07), whose children’s products were selected for MOMA’s Destination: NYC series. With over 1,000 submissions, the Museum of Modern Art Design Store selected 5 of Dumigan’s products to be sold in the store, including a button stool with a learn-to-tie sash, an eye chart with animal faces and a baby mat resembling a fried egg.
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