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Fashion Design

Department of Fashion Design

Fashion Design


For many people around the world, fashion education means just one thing: FIT. Our Fashion Design program-one of FIT's original degree programs-has been preparing students for success at every level, from haute couture to ready-to-wear to mass market, for 80 years.

The program keeps evolving along with fashion itself, but some FIT traditions are forever: First, our close ties to the industry let us immerse you in what's happening now in this fast-changing field. And our own brand of fashion education nurtures your creativity while providing a rigorous grounding in the practical and technical skills needed for career success, exposing you to the real demands and practices of the fashion world.

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.


  • The home campus is located on New York's Seventh Avenue, also known as Fashion Avenue. FIT has been a part of the fashion industry since 1944.
  • FIT SUNY Korea is our partner university located in Songdo Incheon, South Korea
  • Faculty members are seasoned professionals with current experience, opening doors to the industry.
  • Industry designers serve as critics, helping students create an outfit to present in the annual student on-campus exhibition (AAS).

In this program, you will:

  • Connect with industry leaders at guest lectures and industry events, where you can build a network of valuable contacts.
  • Students have the opportunity to study abroad. Programs include the unique International Fashion Design degree that allows our students to continue their studies in Italy or New York.