FIT offers Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree programs in Fashion Design. See eligibility requirements before you apply.
Student competitions and exhibitions offer opportunities to tap into industry connections. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CDFA) and Lululemon Athletica are among student competition sponsors.
FIT events include an exhibition (AAS) and the annual student show, the Future of Fashion (BFA). Mentors have included Norma Kamali, Phillip Lim, Calvin Klein, Zac Posen, Dao-Yi Chow, and Stacey Bendet.
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
The AAS curriculum provides training in the techniques of fashion art and apparel design. FIT also offers a two-year International AAS program with one year of study in New York and the other in Florence.
If you have transferable credits from another college, you may be able to earn your
Fashion Design AAS in one year.
Learn about the One-Year AAS program
The Fashion Design AAS program can be completed in the evenings and on weekends.
Learn about Evening/Weekend AAS Programs
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Students can continue their studies and earn a BFA degree. The fifth semester in common is a blended curriculum, which assists you in pursuing and registering for a concentration, based on availability. They are:
- Children’s Wear
- Intimate Apparel
- Special Occasion
FIT also offers an International BFA program with one year of study in New York and the other in Milan.
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