You’ll learn the fundamentals of professional draping, patternmaking, and sewing techniques
. You’ll master computer-aided design (CAD), and learn how to take a design from concept to finished garment. This singular program guides you to become not only a designer
with your own creative vision, but a professional prepared to take your place in this challenging industry.
In this program, you’ll:
- Located on New York’s Seventh Avenue—also known as Fashion Avenue—FIT has been a part of the fashion industry since 1944.
- Faculty members are seasoned professionals with current experience, opening doors to the industry.
- Top designers serve as “critics,” helping students create an outfit to present in an on-campus exhibition (AAS) or the annual student runway show, FIT on the Catwalk (BFA). Critics have included Carolina Herrera, Norma Kamali, Gemma Kahng, Calvin Klein, and Bob Mackie.
- The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), Cotton Incorporated, and Lululemon Athletica are among many sponsors of student competitions that provide opportunity and experience.
- An internship at a leading fashion house gives you experience and valuable connections. Internship sites have included Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger, among many others.
- connect with industry leaders at guest lectures and industry events, and build a network of valuable contacts.
- find inspiration at The Museum at FIT , where you’ll study its world-class collection of couture, designer, and historical garments close up.
- have the opportunity to study abroad . Programs include the unique International Fashion Design degree.