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Computer Essentials for Fashion Design

All designers are expected to be proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Fashion designers must be able to use Microsoft Excel for their specifications. If your computer skills have not caught up with the times, these certificate programs are for you.

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

A total of 9 courses (8 required and 1 personal choice) are needed to complete this certificate.
Courses can be taken in any order if there are no prerequisites.

Computer Essentials for Fashion Design
CTB 010  Excel
CTB 012  Excel II: Fashion Design
CTD 100  Illustrator I
CTD 110  Illustrator II: Fashion Design
CTD 120  Illustrator III: Fashion Design
CTD 131  Creating Complete Tech Packs in Illustrator
CTD 200  Photoshop I
CTD 212  Photoshop II: Textiles and Product Development

Choose at least one course from those listed below:
CTB 052  Product Development with PLM
CTD 112  Illustrator II: Textiles and Product Development
CTD 135  Technical Design for Costume Jewelry
CTD 320  NedGraphics - Printing Studio Pro and Fashion Studio (Easy Weave)
CTD 350  Kaledo Print
CTD 351  Kaledo Knit and Weave
CTD 112  Illustrator II: Textiles and Product Development
CTD 390  Intro to Knit CAD with Shima Seiki

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 Kathleen Friedman from Certificate Programs at Kathleen_Friedman@fitnyc.edu. You may also pick it up from the Center for Professional Studies, located at 236 West 27th Street (store front level).

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