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FIT Discovery Day

FIT Discovery Day is designed especially for high school students and their parents who are interested in learning more about FIT. Explore FIT's undergraduate majors in fashion, visual arts and design, business, and the liberal arts.

  • Meet our department chairs and speak with representatives from the Admissions office.
  • Participate in hands-on workshops with the Art & Design and Business & Technology majors.
  • Get helpful tips from faculty members and Admissions counselors on preparing your portfolio.
  • Join a student-led tour including a residence hall, specialized classrooms, labs, and much more.

In order to share FIT with as many students as possible, we have a morning start and an afternoon start for the event. Please note the schedule is the same for both sessions. 

REGISTER HERE: FIT Discovery Day: Saturday March 14, 2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

REGISTER HERE: FIT Discovery Day: Saturday March 14, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY: Morning Session

9:00 - 9:30 am         Early Bird Tours
9:30 - 10:00 am       Check-In & Refreshments: Feldman Center Lobby
10:00 - 10:05 am     Welcome: Haft Auditorium
10:05 - 10:25 am     Meet FIT: Haft Auditorium
10:25 - 10:30 am     Program Overview & Workshop Descriptions: Haft Auditorium
10:45 - 11:45 pm     Workshop Session #1
12:00 - 1:00 pm       Workshop Session #2
1:00 pm                   End of Event

  • Campus Tours available throughout the day

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY: Afternoon Session

12:30 - 1:00 pm      Check-In & Refreshments: Dubinsky Student Center Lobby & Dining Hall
1:00 - 1:05 pm        Welcome: Haft Auditorium
1:05 - 1:25 pm        Meet FIT: Haft Auditorium
1:25- 1:30 pm         Program Overview & Workshop Descriptions: Haft Auditorium
1:45 - 2:45 pm        Workshop Session #1
3:00 - 4:00pm         Workshop Session #2
4:00 pm                  End of Event

  • Campus Tours available throughout the day

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS: Each of the workshops listed below will be offered during both sessions.  Workshop access is determined by availability and will be assigned at event check-in. Please be prepared with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice for your workshop selection. Workshop offerings are updated regularly. Please check back closer to the event date for a complete listing.

  1. Accessories Design Workshop: Custom accessories are a great way to express your personal style. Learn techniques to make a tassel to attach to your bag or a cord keeper to organize your ear buds using leather, fabric, vinyl, and hardware.
  2. Admissions Information Session: Learn about the application process and important Admissions tips.
  3. Brand Design Workshop: Join the Communication Design Pathways Department for an opportunity to experience the brand design and development process. Students will be given a design brief and work in teams to develop an advertising concept, logo, graphics, product packaging, and an app or pop-up store.
  4. Business & Technology Workshops: Get a hands-on look at the Advertising Marketing & Communications, Fashion Business Management, Production Management, and Textile Development & Marketing labs with this interactive series of workshops.
  5. Fashion Design Workshop: Learn what it takes to be a Fashion Design student at FIT. You will also receive a fashion illustration lesson and the chance to vote on your favorite designs by current FIT students.
  6. Fine Arts Workshop: Blend the old with the new by reconfiguring and re-imagining paintings by historically significant artists.
  7. Interior Design Workshop: Future designers will be using collage techniques, two dimensional media, and virtual reality to construct the elements of their dream space. 
  8. Jewelry Design Workshop: Students will be provided professional jewelry design templates and will sketch 3 fashion color rings of their own. Students will learn the techniques for realizing these sketches into finished jewelry.
  9. Preparing Your Portfolio: Get helpful tips on preparing your portfolio for admission to the School of Art & Design.
  10. Textile Surface Design Workshop: Working with simple embroidery stitches, up-cycled fabric, and thread, workshop participants will create their own personalized embroidered button to take home.
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