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FALL RETURN 2021:   Find details about FIT’s full return to campus for fall classes.

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Textile Design

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Fall Courses

Aug 30 - Dec 23

Questions about course content? Contact:
Textile/Surface Design - (212) 217-5140

TD 115
Introduction to Textile Surface Design
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

Textile design painting techniques and terminology are explored through research and assembly of reference material. Students strengthen design skills and create painted designs in repeat for the fashion fabrics market.

CRN Section Day Time Location
30833 15A M 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C501


TD 131
Woven Design I
1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

Introduction to creating woven fabrics on a table hand loom. Students learn basic weaving techniques, drafting of weaves, and the interrelation of yarns, color, and weave structure in a fabric design.

CRN Section Day Time Location
32574 15A R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C510


TD 212
CAD and Design Fundamentals for Printed Textiles
1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

This course introduces students to design and CAD fundamentals for printed textile design. Design and production processes are explained. Students research trend information to create collections of repeating designs for specific markets.

CRN Section Day Time Location
29584 15A M 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C307


TD 224
Computer-Aided Print Design
1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

Using Adobe Photoshop, students scan images and create original designs, repeats, colorways, and coordinates targeting specific markets. Emphasis is on creative use of the software, awareness of industry trends, and the development of an original portfolio of digitally produced designs.

CRN Section Day Time Location
32573 15A W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C304
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