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In FIT's School of Art and Design, you can choose from among 17 creative professions and learn from passionate artists and designers who are also working professionals.  We provide a practical, hands-on, real world based education that can help you put an idea on paper, a concept into a computer, or a design into production.  FIT can take you from the classroom to an internship, from a job to a career.


Joseph Seipel, Interim Dean of the School of Art and Design

Darlene Levy-Birnbaum, Assistant to the Dean

Elke Herold, Associate Coordinator

Teresa Eddy, Administrative Coordinator

Juliette Cruz, Administrative Assistant

Rachel Ellner, Media Coordinator

Joan Endres, Media Communications


Fashion Institute of Technology
School of Art and Design
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
New York, NY 10001-5992

Dean's Office:  212.217.7665

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 am 5:00 pm*

*Spring 2017 evening office hours will be from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm on the dates posted on the
Dean's Open Office Hours page