The Institute Fashion of Technology (FIT) is a public university in New York City. It is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) and focuses on art, business, design, mass communication and technology related to the fashion industry. It was founded in 1944.
Seventeen majors are offered through the School of Art and Design, and ten through the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology leading to the A.A.S., B.F.A. or B.S. degrees. So The School of Liberal Arts offers a B.S. Bachelor of Art History and Museum Professions and a B.S. Bachelor of Film and Media. The School of Graduate Studies offers seven programs leading to the Also degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, or Master of Professional Studies.
In addition to degree programs, FIT offers a wide selection of non-credit courses through the Center for Professional Studies. One of the most popular programs is the “Sew like a Pro” series, which teaches basic to advanced sewing skills.
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FIT is an accredited institutional member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and But the Interior Design Accreditation Council. FIT publishes research on store branding and store positioning. In 1967, FIT faculty and staff won the first higher education union contract in New York State.
The nine-building campus in Midtown South includes classrooms, But radio and television studios, laboratories, design workshops, and multiple exhibition galleries.
The Fred P. Operand Center for Art and Design (nearby) and the Shirley Goodman Resource Center (far) are located on either side of the 27th Street entrance to campus.
The Fred P. Operand Center for Art and Design offers facilities for design studios: photography studios with black and white dark rooms, painting rooms, a sculpture studio, also an engraving room, a graphics lab, exhibition rooms and design of exhibitions, life sketch rooms and a modeling workshop. The Shirley Goodman Resource Center houses the Museum at FIT and Library / Media Services, with references from history, sociology, technology, art and literature; international magazines and periodicals; sketchbooks and records So donated by designers, manufacturers, and merchants; slides, tapes and periodicals; and a clipping file.
The Gladys Marcus Library provides access to books, periodicals, DVDs and non-print materials, and houses the special collections and university archives of the Fashion Institute of Technology. FIT also has many computer labs for student use. The Educational Media Services Department provides television and audiovisual support and an in-house television studio. Student work is also displayed throughout the campus. Fashion shows featuring the work of B.F.A. graduates students occur every academic year.