Progress rarely runs in a straight line. Neither does our approach to preparing students for a demanding creative economy. all intersect at the Creative Nexus that is FIT.

It's a powerful network where artists collaborate with executives, faculty influence business, and the working world informs the classroom. It's where academic and professional partnerships form around new ideas that spark change. It's where students design and produce and learn and connect. And our New York City location enables the coolest collaborations: museums, libraries, zoos, universities, hospitals, and media organizations are just some of our partners.

The Creative Nexus is a virtuous circle of alumni, industry, students, and faculty exploring and growing and challenging the status quo. Are you ready?

A Unique Community Focused on the Future

What makes FIT unlike any other community? A dedicated faculty with a blend of industry expertise and academic credentials. Alumni with an uncommon approach to their careers. Industry connections that create amazing opportunities—like competitions that give students professional-level experience before graduation. And so much more! See our Points of Distinction below for the big picture.

Where It All Adds Up

FIT’s global network is a fast track to your future and a sixth gear you can tap into right now. We’re part community, part creative powerhouse. We’re rooted in New York City, which is its own creative nexus—a world center of arts, design, commerce, media, tech, culture, and more. Find where you want to go and we’ll help you get there.

Leading the Leaders

FIT is a catalyst for people who shape the creative economy. Our alumni, faculty, and industry partners break ground, spark change, and make things happen.

I attended FIT in the late 1970s, and the school provided a totally comprehensive curriculum for fashion design that is unparalleled. Since my days there, it has evolved and become even stronger.


Michael Kors

Where Values Meet Vision

When it comes to living your values, let's be honest — it's not always easy. But faculty and students are committed to FIT's core strategic priorities of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Innovation; and Sustainability, and promote them through inspiring research and projects. 

Brenda Cowan Fulbright Scholarship to study Syrian Refugees in Sweden
Werewool by FIT faculty Theanne Schiros
FIT's natural dye garden for sustainability

The Power of the Network

The Creative Nexus is FIT's fuel. It's behind everything we do, from The Museum at FIT's engaging exhibitions to Hue magazine's vibrant stories to the FIT Foundation's vital partnerships that support it all.

FIT students created reconceptualized characters for Disney on Broadway

Reimagining Disney on Broadway

For Disney on Broadway's 25th anniversary, 10 FIT students reconceptualized some of the most iconic Disney characters on stage and screen. Our networks run deep across industries, opening doors and opportunities no matter your major.

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