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FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
VOLUME 7: ISSUE 5: JULY 2009

Precollege programs for

high school students

Saturday& Sunday

Fall 2009

in art, design, business, technology, and the liberal arts.

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Welcome

Welcome to Precollege Programs at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Saturday and Sunday courses created especially for high school students.

What will your life after high school include? If you’re interested in fashion design, illustration, interior design, photography, international trade and marketing, or a related field, FIT’s Saturday and Sunday Live courses can help you explore career possibilities before you choose your college. Your instructors will be drawn from FIT’s outstanding community of artists, designers, and other professionals, and you’ll receive focused, goal-oriented instruction to help you chart your course for the future. Best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and interact with students your own age, with interests that match your own, in a stimulating academic environment. For students interested in art and design, many Saturday and Sunday Live courses help to build your creative portfolio, an invaluable tool in today’s competitive college atmosphere. And, because we’re a State University of New York college of art and design, business and technology, our courses are remarkably affordable. FIT is located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, a vibrant community alive with creative energy. The campus comprises an entire tree-lined city block on West 27th Street and is within walking distance of Times Square, the Broadway theatre district, and Macy’s. Come get a jumpstart on your future at FIT. I look forward to seeing you on West 27th Street!

Michele Nagel Director Evening, Weekend, and Precollege Programs

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

Table of Contents
General Information 2
Frequently Asked Questions 3

Interest and Career Guide 4 Non-credit Course Listings 6 Details 15
Non-credit Registration Information 15 Information and Consent Form 16 Online Registration System 17 Non-credit Registration Form 18 Program Fees and Payments 19 Non-credit Payment Form 20 Add/Drop/Refund Form Inside back cover

Calendar
Calendar for Non-credit Courses
Activate a fall FIT account beginning Aug. 26, 2009 Registration: September 3-18, 2009 Orientation for first-time students: September 26, 2009 First day of fall 2009 classes: October 3, 2009 Thanksgiving recess, no classes: November 28-29, 2009 Last weekend of fall 2009 classes: December 19-20, 2009 Classes meet on Saturdays or Sundays, for 11 weeks

Circulation Statement
FIT Fashion Institute of Technology (021-642) is published monthly except May, September, and October by Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001-5992. Periodical postage paid at New York, NY 10001. Postmaster: Send change of address notice to Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Mail Center, 227 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001-5992.

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Information

General
Course Offerings
The Center for Precollege Programs offers credit and non-credit courses. Non-credit courses are offered in a wide variety of subjects for students interested in career exploration. In the spring, we also offer courses for college credit in conjunction with FIT’s School of Liberal Arts. To attend a credit course, you must be a high school senior graduating in the summer of 2010 and in exceptional academic standing. Students are limited to one credit course per semester.

Field Trips In and Around FIT
Many classes take field trips to enhance the course curriculum. Locations may include nearby museums, retailers, industry showrooms, or studios. In addition, many classes visit other areas of the college, such as the Gladys Marcus Library or The Museum at FIT. Instructors accompany students on all trips, and all trips start and end at the FIT campus.

Admission to FIT’s Degree Programs
FIT offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 programs, from Advertising Design to Toy Design, from Fashion Merchandising Management to International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries. If you are considering applying to FIT after you graduate from high school, you can begin the process now by learning more about the college. Come to a video presentation and question-and-answer session to learn about degree options at FIT. General information sessions are conducted by admissions counselors and are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (except holidays) at noon in Room C205. Appointments are necessary only for groups of ten or more. For group reservations, call Admissions at 212 217.3760. For information regarding FIT’s admissions process and portfolio requirements, write to fitinfo@fitnyc.edu or visit the Admissions website at www.fitnyc.edu/admissions.

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GENERAL INFORMATION 3

Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an FIT ID card? All students are required to wear FIT ID cards while on campus. Students without a valid FIT ID are not allowed into class. To replace a lost ID card, contact Security at 212 217. 7777. The cost of a replacement card is $25. Please visit our website or call 212 217.7777 for a schedule of available dates and times to have your photo taken for your ID. All students must have their ID cards before the first day of class. What supplies will I need? All art and design courses require supplies that students must purchase on their own. Sudents receive a supply list on the first day of classes; some instructors may post supply lists on our website with their course listing to give you a sense of what will be required. Students should expect to spend up to $50 for supplies; photography classes that include darkroom use may require spending up to $130 for supplies. What can parents do while their child is in class? While their children are attending classes at FIT, parents can take advantage of the exhibits at The Museum at FIT or tour Chelsea, an exciting neighborhood filled with galleries, gourmet shops, restaurants, and fashion boutiques. The college is within walking distance of great shopping on 34th Street and Herald Square, and Seventh Avenue between 17th and 24th streets. The FIT campus also has wireless internet access for parents who wish to work on their computers. Please visit the IT for FIT portion of our website to learn more about our wireless access. How much will my class cost? Each course has a fixed cost, plus an additional registration fee. Costs vary for New York State and non-New York State residents. The course fees listed with each course include a $15 materials fee and a $15 registration fee. See page 19 for details. How do I register for a class? Students can register for classes either online or by fax or mail. Students must complete the Registration Form and have their parents sign the Information and Consent Form. Registration instructions and forms begin on page 15. What is a prerequisite course? A prerequisite course is one that provides the background skills needed to take advanced-level courses. Prerequisite courses must be successfully completed prior to registration for advanced-level courses. Will I receive a grade? Precollege classes do not carry college credits, but they do provide students with grades to help them evaluate their own success and progress. This grade also appears on all future FIT transcripts. Students must go online at the end of the semester to obtain grades and unofficial transcripts. Grades are issued based on students’ performance, growth, and potential standing in a general applicant pool. Can my class or school visit FIT? Yes. Ask your art teacher, college counselor, or principal to coordinate a group visit to FIT’s campus. Tour the college, speak with Admissions counselors, and visit The Museum at FIT. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/precollege and click on the High School Outreach link. When is the next semester of classes? Precollege programs are held three semesters a year. In the fall (September through December) and spring (February through May), the program is called Saturday and Sunday Live, and courses are held on Saturdays and Sundays. In the summer (July), the program is called Summer Live, and courses are held Monday through Thursday. Where is FIT located? FIT is located on West 27th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. The Center for Precollege Programs is located on the first floor of the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Room D130.

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Interest and

Career

Guide
Portfolio Preparation
If you are considering applying to an art and design program in college, you will be required to present a portfolio of your artwork. This portfolio is a collection of your artwork that best represents your creative abilities and artistic talents. Colleges and universities will review your portfolio to help them determine if you qualify for their school. Having the best portfolio presentation is critical to gaining admission to the art and design program of your choice. Courses in both the Fashion and Visual Arts and Design tracks will help you create quality portfolio pieces for a wide variety of majors. The following majors at FIT have a portfolio requirement: Accessories Design, Communication Design, Computer Animation and Interactive Media, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Packaging Design, Menswear, Photography, Textile/Surface Design, and Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design. For FIT portfolio requirements, visit www.fitnyc.edu/portfoliorequirements.

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INTEREST AND CAREER GUIDE 5

Interest and Career Guide
Business Track
FIT Majors
Advertising and Marketing Communications

Career Possibilities
Copywriter, public relations director, event planner, marketer, journalist

What class should I take? What kind of career do I want? This guide will help answer these questions for you. 1 Review the chart below to identify your personal interests, then determine which track you want to explore. 2 Review the list to the right to see which FIT majors offer classes in the track that corresponds to your interests. Note the career possibilities associated with each major. 3 Read the course offerings organized by track on the following pages to select the classes that meet your interests.

Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing Marketing manager, product developer, brand manager, fragrance evaluator Fashion Merchandising Management International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries Retail manager, product developer, buyer, sales representative International buyer, international sales representative, importer/exporter Apparel production coordinator, production engineer, manufacturing director, operations manager

Textile Development and Marketing Textile merchandiser, fabric research and development manager, fiber company manager

Personal Interests
Advertising Business Buying and selling Cartooning Clothes Color coordinating Computer graphics Designing Drafting Drawing and sketching Entertainment Event planning Fabrics Fashion Fundraising Hats and handbags Jewelry Leadership Model making Painting Personal expression Photography Planning Money and finance Organizing Sculpture Sewing Shopping Travel Writing

Business Track

Fashion Track

Visual Arts and Design Track

Fashion Track
FIT Majors
Accessories Design Fashion Design Jewelry Design Menswear Technical Design Textile/Surface Design

Career Possibilities
Accessories designer, stylist, patternmaker, product-line builder Fashion designer Jewelry designer, jeweler Menswear designer Technical designer, fit engineer, specifications technician Textile designer, colorist, stylist

Visual Arts and Design Track
FIT Majors
Communication Design Computer Animation and Interactive Media Fine Arts Illustration Interior Design Packaging Design Photography Toy Design Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design

Career Possibilities
Advertising designer, graphic designer, production designer, web designer Modelor, animator, storyboard artist, creative and technical director, effects artist Painter, sculptor, printmaker Illustrator: corporate, magazine, animation, or fashion Interior designer or manufacturing or retail design consultant Packaging designer Commercial or studio photographer, photo editor Toy designer Visual merchandiser, display designer, exhibition studio artist, store planner

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Listings
How to read the course listings
Sample:
HAR 089

Course
Section A

Non-credit

Fashion Design Portfolio
Prerequisites: HAR 016, 122, or 143 How do you develop a professional fashion design portfolio? In this course, you’ll create a small collection and learn simple rendering techniques and presentation formats. 9:15 am-12:30 pm HAR 089 Fashion Design Portfolio HAR 016, HAR 122, or HAR 143 How do you develop... A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

Course number: Title: Prerequisites*: Description: Section: Class time:

*Prerequisite courses must be successfully completed prior to registration.

Saturday and Sunday Live Course Fees

Price per course: $308 for New York State residents (includes $15 lab fee) $391 for non-New York State residents (includes $15 lab fee)

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NON-CREDIT COURSE LISTINGS 7

Business Track
Advertising and Marketing Communications
Sharpen your communications skills and investigate the business side of advertising. Explore a career in advertising, corporate communications, direct marketing, publicity, public relations, promotion, media production, or journalism.
HAC 063

Fashion Merchandising Management
Focus on the business aspects of the fashion industry and learn how to build a career in buying, merchandising, marketing, product development, creative fashion presentations, styling, sales, or management.
HFM 061

The Business of Fashion
This introductory course investigates the diverse enterprises, activities, and practices of the fashion business, including fashion merchandising management, advertising and marketing communications, manufacturing management, patternmaking, and textile development and marketing. Section A Section B 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

Careers in Advertising and Marketing Communications
How do you create an effective ad? How does publicity work? What makes an event special? Learn about the many career opportunities in the communications field while you create TV commercials, publicity campaigns, and special event concepts. Section A Section B 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HFM 064

The Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising
Learn how color, fabrics, consumer motivation, sales, and fashion publications affect the art of merchandising. You’ll analyze merchandising strategies by visiting retail stores and get an overview of historic style trends by touring the costume collection of The Museum at FIT. Section A Section B Section C 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 9:15 am-12:30 pm

Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing
Discover the secrets and learn about the history behind the creation of cosmetics and fragrances. Explore a career in cosmetics and fragrance product development, brand management, or evaluation.
HCM 190

International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries
Do you want your career to take you from New York to Tokyo to Turkey? Explore international trade and marketing careers with apparel manufacturers, textile and textile-related manufacturers, retailers, governments, distribution areas, international trade banks, and shipping services.
HIN 131

The Beauty Business: Art and Science of Cosmetics and Fragrance
Explore the cosmetics and fragrance industries in this exciting, hands-on course. Students will get a brief overview of the history of cosmetic and fragrance products and the language used in these industries before working in FIT’s laboratory. Students will examine hair samples under the microscope and develop a flavored cosmetic product and various bath products. The course culminates in the study of fragrance genealogy. Please note: Students will be exposed to a wide variety of odors and should not be allergic to smells. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

International Fashion Marketing
It’s a small world, but how do you market fashion to it? This introductory course will teach you the basics of international marketing for the fashion industries. You’ll cover the evolution and characteristics of global markets, how to identify global marketing targets and formulate international marketing strategies, and analyze ethical and social issues affecting the international marketing of fashion products. Section A 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

For additional courses and online registration, visit: www.fitnyc.edu/precollege

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Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries
Discover how sewn products are made—from dresses to car seats to parachutes—and explore careers in the management of the production process, including production control, sourcing, costing, engineering, product development, quality assurance, and technical design.
HMG 165

Textile Development and Marketing
Textiles are intrinsic to so many products—from the denim in your jeans to the cotton in your sheets to the recycled plastic in high-performance carpet. Study all facets of the textile, fashion, and home furnishings industries and explore careers in textile marketing and merchandising and fabric development and sourcing.
HTD 195

Small Business Start-up
You have a great idea for a small business. Now what? In this course, you’ll learn startup basics, including how to create a business plan and explore your idea’s potential. You’ll also analyze costing techniques, discover the differences between a product and a service business, and gain insight about how to plan, manage, and deliver your goods or services. Section A Section B 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 am-4:45 pm

Introduction to the World of Textiles
Any professional who uses fabric needs to know the fundamentals of textile development and fabric characteristics in order to make the best application choices. Students interested in fashion, interior design, merchandising, or new producct developmment learn how textiles are an important building block for all these specialties and which fabrics are best used in various design situations. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

HTD 196

HMG 172

Textile Selection and Application
Explore the 21st century of textiles in this exciting hands-on course. Students are taught basic textile science to help in selecting facbrics for their end use. The course also examines the environmental impact of textile production on our planet. Students are exposed to the selection and application techniques needed to achieve sustainability and preservation. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

New Media in the Fashion Business Start-up
New technologies have emerged that can assist in better understanding and grasping the many facets of the fashion business. Students acquire computer literacy and study strategic marketing, starting up a fashion business, data collection and analysis, audio and video pod-casting, and global manufacturing. They also use new technology in their class, emulating new college learning environments and experiences. Section A Section B 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 am-4:45 pm

For additional courses and online registration, visit: www.fitnyc.edu/precollege

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NON-CREDIT COURSE LISTINGS 9

Fashion Track
Accessories Design
Are you passionate about bags? Belts? What about shoes? Learn about styling, design, product development, leather, accessories, and patternmaking careers—the hottest markets in the fashion industry.
HLD 014

HAP 025

Sewing for Fashion Designers: 9th and 10th graders
You’ll learn the basics of sewing on an industrial machine; how to make several different seams, seam finishes, and hems; and how to lay out and cut a pattern. Projects include an apron, a skirt or shorts, and other basic sewing projects. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

HAP 026

Sewing for Fashion Designers: 11th and 12th graders
You’ll learn the basics of sewing on an industrial machine; how to make several different seams, seam finishes, and hems; and how to lay out and cut a pattern. Projects include an apron, a skirt, pajama pants, a peasant top, and a blouse. Section A Section B 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

Accessory Design Techniques
Learn to design and create handbags and accessories. In this hands-on course, you will be taught to sew on an industrial machine, learn how to use a pattern and cut out your fabric, and create your own personal accessories. Projects include a tote bag, zip-top case, small carry-all, and different style handbags, belts, and small accessory projects. Section A Section B Section C 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HAP 095

Introduction to the Fashion Design Industry
What does a fashion designer do everyday? This course teaches you how the fashion business works and includes field trips to museums, stores, and fabric sources. Presentation boards are also created in class, requiring basic fashion art skills. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

HLD 085

Accessory Design Techniques II
Prerequisite: HLD 014 Develop your design talent by creating advanced handbag and accessory projects. Students will improve their design techniques, perfect their sewing skills, and become familiar with the different kinds of machines used to create accessories. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

HAP 153

Intermediate Sewing and Embroidery Design
*Prerequisite: HAP 026 or prior sewing experience Improve your expertise by sewing advanced projects using a variety of machines. You’ll create and execute your own embroidery designs, using machine and hand embroidery to decorate your designs. Projects include an embroidered T-shirt and jean jacket. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

Fashion Design
Apparel designers create clothing for every occasion and lifestyle. Explore a career as a fashion designer, assistant designer, stylist, or fashion executive. FASHION DESIGN-APPAREL CLASSES These courses focus on the design and construction of clothes.
HAP 017

*To waive the prerequisite for course HAP 153, you need to submit a letter to the Precollege Programs office stating that you have the skills necessary for this advanced class, including the ability to sew a perfectly straight hem and work with zippers and familiarity with industrial sewing machines. Please make sure to include your full name and date of birth. You can fax the letter to 212 217.7964 or email it to precollegeprograms@fitnyc.edu.

Fashion Design Techniques
Learn to design clothing and make patterns for your designs by draping and shaping muslin on a dress form. You’ll learn basic skills as well as creative variations on several bodices and skirts. Section A Section B 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

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10 NON-CREDIT COURSE LISTINGS
FASHION DESIGN-ART CLASSES These courses focus on sketching, drawing, and fashion history.
HAR 016 HAR 092

Quick-Sketching Watercolor Techniques for Fashion Designers
Prerequisites: HAR 016, 090, 122, or 143; or HMW 151 Sketch from a live, clothed model using a variety of techniques with a special focus on watercolor applications. Learn fabric and rendering skills while developing your own signature drawing style. Sketches can be developed into unique fashion designs. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

Fashion Art for Fashion Designers
If you dream of becoming a fashion designer, merchandiser, or stylist, this course can help make that dream a reality. Learn the elements of a basic fashion design sketch and start to develop a portfolio of your own. Students learn to develop a fashion figure and explore the basic silhouettes used in fashion design. Section A Section B Section C Section D Section E Section F Section G Section H Section I Section J 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 9:15 am-12:30 pm 10:00 am-1:15 pm—Sunday section 10:00 am-1:15 pm—Sunday section 10:00 am-1:15 pm—Sunday section

HAR 122

Designing for Entertainers
Showgirls, hip hop dancers, clowns, and opera singers: They’re all performers and they all need special clothes. This course familiarizes you with various entertainment fields and teaches you to create original designs for everything from awards presentations and Las Vegas revues to music videos and circus acts. Section A 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HAR 123

Adobe Photoshop for Fashion Design-Art
Use Adobe Photoshop’s digital tools, techniques, and filters to enhance your work. View your original designs in a variety of solids, plaids, and prints that you design yourself. Learn to create virtual backgrounds for your drawings and other tips and tricks for enhancing your presentations. Projects are adaptable for student portfolios and school projects. Section A 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HAR 089

Fashion Design Portfolio
Prerequisites: HAR 016, HAR 122, HAR 143, or HMW 151 How do you develop a professional fashion design portfolio? In this course, you’ll create a small collection and learn simple rendering techniques and presentation formats. Projects in this course will help you begin your portfolio. Section A Section B 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HAR 143

Urbanwear
You know what’s hot today. Here’s where you can learn to create what will be hot tomorrow. This course focuses on junior sportswear, urbanwear, and gothic styles. You’ll explore major influences on junior trends and research the youth market, then develop your own brand, including several fashion lines perfect for your peer group. Section A Section B 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HAR 090

Model Drawing for Fashion Design
Prerequisites: HAR 016, HAR 122, HAR 143, or HMW 151 Make your drawings come to life! Sketch from a live model, learning specific fabric and rendering techniques, and then interpret your drawings into original fashion designs. Section A 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HAR 091

Anatomy of Fashion
Research historic and contemporary designers from A-Z to learn about their contributions to the fashion industry. Students will create projects based on their designer of choice, such as Chanel, Gianni Versace, or Thierry Mulger. Students will also create designs inspired by paintings, "Old Hollywood" glamour, and notorious designers. Finally, students will research divas of their day to discover their contributions to beauty and fashion standards. Students will complete a small design collection based on their research. Section A Section B 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

For additional courses and online registration, visit: www.fitnyc.edu/precollege

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NON-CREDIT COURSE LISTINGS 11

Jewelry Design
Discover the artistry of jewelry making as you investigate a career as a designer, self-employed jeweler, or executive in fine and fashion jewelry manufacturing.
HJD 019

Textile/Surface Design
Where do the patterns on products come from? Textile surface designers create designs and patterns on all types of surfaces, from wallpaper to fabric to dinnerware. In these courses, you’ll explore a career as a designer, colorist, stylist, studio director, or freelance entrepreneur.
HTS 013

Jewelry Design Workshop
Work with metals and surface treatments and learn to use a variety of jewelry-making tools in this intensive studio class. Learn what the industry is really about as you create three-dimensional jewelry and develop your personal style. Section A Section B Section C 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 10:00 am-1:15 pm—Sunday section

Introduction to Textile/Surface Design
T-shirts, scarves, drapery, sheets, and gift wrap are just a few of the products that need textile/surface designers. In this course, you’ll learn how to use color, paint, collage, mixed media, and digital photography to create original pattern designs for fashion and interiors. Build your portfolio and learn about career opportunities in the field. Section A 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

Menswear
Menswear is more than just shirts and ties—it encompasses style and sensibility through cut, proportion, and fabric. Concentrate your creativity on one of fashion’s most dynamic fields and learn about careers in design, styling, and merchandising.
HMW 151

HTS 105

Creative Fabric Painting
Create original designs for tote bags, t-shirts, jeans, belts, shoes, etc. Experiment with mixing color and learn professional techniques to develop a design, transfer it, and paint it directly on fabric using various fabric paints, stamps, stencils, image transfers, and other materials to create unique and innovative fashion looks. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

Introduction to Menswear Design
Discover how to create artwork and presentation boards that showcase your design ideas as you add two menswear collections to your portfolio. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

HTS 166

Print, Pattern, and Portfolio Presentation
Do color and pattern inspire you? Explore texture, pattern, and color to create original surface designs for home, apparel, children’s wear, and accessories. Learn how to design a successful collection and develop a portfolio, and find out about career opportunities in the field. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

Patternmaking Technology
Discover how to transform designer sketches or pictures of outfits into real garments and explore a career in patternmaking technology, patternmaking, technical design, or grading, or as a production executive or assistant designer.
HPM 067

Manual Patternmaking and Sewing
Fashion design doesn’t end at the drawing board. Learn the process and skills needed to create a sewing pattern and manufacture clothing, including flat patternmaking, draping, grading, manual markermaking, and basic sewing. Section A Section B Section C 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 10:00 am-1:15 pm—Sunday section

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Visual Arts & Design Track
Communication Design
Examine the ways that visual imagery persuades, educates, and informs us, and explore careers with advertising agencies, graphic and corporate communications firms, department stores, art studios, and publishing companies and in freelance graphic design.
HAD 018

HAD 150

Computer Basics for Magazine Design
Produce your own original magazine using professional industry software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Emphasis is placed on creativity as you use your own photographs, artwork, poems, and essays to express your point-of-view. Skills to be learned include layout design, image enhancement, scanning photographs, and manipulating typography. Your finished magazine may be used as a portfolio piece when applying to college. No previous computer experience needed. Taught on Mac platform. Section A 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

Computer Graphics/Computer Animation and Interactive Media
Create animated content for the web. Explore career possibilities including being an animator, storyboard artist, creative or technical director, or effect artist.
HGD 175

Advertising Design Basics
Have you ever wanted to create your own magazine or ad campaign? How are typography, color, and design used to communicate visual ideas? This course gives you an exciting introduction to the advertising/graphic design profession and teaches you important hands-on paste-up and design skills. Create a promotional piece to generate interest and communicate clear visual ideas. Coursework is hands-on and does not involve computer design. Section A Section B 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

2D Animation Using Adobe After-Effects
Used in producing television commercials, film credits, and web animations, Adobe After-Effects software can be employed to create two-dimensional animations. Students learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop for the first few weeks and then transition to AfterEffects. Students product their own 30-second animations, text animations, and several other projects that may be viewed on any computer and used for portfolio submissions. Basic Adobe Photoshop knowledge preferred but not required. Section A 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HAD 109

Illustrator for Beginners
Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based software used to create illustrations and logos for the commercial art industry. Students learn to use Illustrator’s powerful drawing and type tools and are encouraged to apply their creativity to produce original artwork and graphics. A mini-portfolio of class projects is produced during this course. Taught on the Mac platform. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

Fabric Styling
Use fabric to coordinate a look or mood by selecting colors and designs for applications in apparel, home furnishings, and decorative items. Forecast the next season’s trends.
HFS 180

HAD 149

Advertising and Graphic Design Portfolio
Improve your art and design work so that it accurately represents your talent, and discover what colleges are looking for in your portfolio. This course teaches you the best way to present both your work and yourself in interviews. You’ll develop your art and design sensibilities while creating new projects to strengthen your existing portfolio. Previous basic art experience required. Please bring samples of work to the first class session. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

Fabric Styling for Fashion
Do friends ask you to pick out their clothes? Do you often look through fashion magazines? Perhaps a career in celebrity or photo styling is for you. Study color, pattern, texture, and the skills necessary to make it all work together. Students create up to three fashion identity boards for their “clients.” Section A Section B Section C Section D Section E 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 10:00 am-1:15 pm—Sunday section

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NON-CREDIT COURSE LISTINGS 13

Fine Arts
Painting, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking are all avenues of self-expression and creativity for the fine artist. Explore these disciplines as well as careers in the applied arts.
HFA 023

Illustration
Broaden your artistic skills as you investigate illustration careers with advertising agencies, publishing companies, design studios, and in-house graphics departments.
HIL 011

Basic Drawing
This introductory course can be your passport to the world of perspective and still-life drawing. You’ll develop basic drawing skills, working in both black-and-white and color media. Section A Section B Section C 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 10:00 am-1:15 pm—Sunday section

Sketch a Model: Fashion Illustration for Beginners
Imagine sketching a live model fashionably dressed from head to toe. This course will help you use basic media to explore your own approach to fashion illustration. Section A Section B 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HIL 012

HFA 024

Introduction to General Illustration
Get a feel for what it takes to become a professional illustrator while you improve your drawing skills, learn about materials and techniques, and build your portfolio. In this course, you'll draw from live models and still-life arrangements and work on specific projects such as magazine covers, posters, and book and editorial illustrations. Section A Section B 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

Basic Life Drawing
Study basic anatomy and proportion as you develop your drawing ability. You’ll sketch a live nude model using quick- and extended-study techniques. Section A Section B 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HFA 145

Design/Composition/Color Theory
Discover the principles of design and color theory as you create drawings, paintings, and collages. You’ll also explore the roles design and color play in fashion, architecture, advertising, fine arts, and graphic, interior, and surface design. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

HIL 015

Learn the Art of Comic Book Drawing
Do you dream of creating your own superhero comic or graphic novel? This course teaches you to use pencil and ink to develop your own comic-book style. You’ll also get an overview of the industry and explore comic-art career options. Section A 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HFA 148

Fine Arts Portfolio
Create a first-class portfolio, or perfect your existing portfolio, for presentation to college review committees. Develop new skills as you create drawings from live nude models, still lifes, and interiors, using perspective drawing techniques. Use of all drawing media is encouraged. Section A Section B Section C 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 10:00 am-1:15 pm—Sunday section

Interior Design
Create interior environments for homes, hotels, restaurants, banks, and hospitals. Investigate careers with design, architectural, and similar firms, or as freelance designers, drafters, and renderers.
HID 022

Illustrating Interior Spaces
It takes special skills to capture the essence of an interior space on paper. In this course, you’ll learn drafting, freehand drawing, and color painting techniques that will allow you to communicate design ideas that improve the look and feel of a room. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

HID 027

The Process of Interior Design
Discover how to transform a boring room into a dynamic living environment. In this course you’ll get an overview of the profession and career opportunities as you explore the interior design process, including space planning, furniture arrangements, material and sample selection, and the development of presentation boards. Section A 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

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Photography
Do you long to create images that express your artistic vision, document history, or sell products? Photography encompasses both traditional and digital technologies. Explore a career as a photographic studio assistant, corporate or advertising photographer, or freelancer in fashion, illustration, and/or still-life photography.
HPH 167

Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design
Discover how to use props, signs, fixtures, lighting, graphics, audio, and typography to create environments that showcase products for consumers while learning about careers in department and specialty stores, display studios, exhibition centers, and related firms.
HDE 094

Boutique and Interactive Store Design
Design an original boutique or specialty store from the ground up. Basic drafting and special planning techniques, decorating for retail, and how brand names evolve into marketing images are all covered in this course. Your final project is the construction of a small store model and the creation of a marketing kit. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

The Intermediate, Traditional Photographic Darkroom
Prerequisite: HPH 021, HPH 161, or HPH 168 Refine your film developing and darkroom printing skills as you deepen the creative aspects of your camera work. In this course, you’ll also explore the art of visual communication and ways to use photography as a fine-art design element. Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras. Estimated cost of supplies is $130. Section A 9:15 am-12:30 pm

HDE 125

Digital Photography: Basics and Beyond
Learn how to purchase and use a digital camera, how to photograph your displays and artwork, and how to save, manipulate, and output images. This course teaches you to edit your images using Adobe Photoshop. Section A 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HPH 168

Introduction to Traditional and Digital Photography
In this introductory course, you’ll learn the basics of black-and-white commercial photography and how to communicate a variety of ideas using both traditional and digital techniques. Traditional darkroom and digital printing techniques will be covered. The pros and cons of each approach will be discussed, and you’ll begin to develop your own perspectives on lifestyle and fashion photography. Section A 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HDE 126

Graphic Design for Parties, Events, and Fashion Promotions
if you want your portfolio to dazzle with captivating pieces reflecting the hottest trends, then this class is for you! Using basic Adobe software, you learn how to create innovative graphics for events such as Sweet 16 parties, weddings, bat mitzvahs, and red carpet events. You also design retail graphics for a fashion designer including a shopping bag and a poster. Section A 1:30 pm-4:45 pm

HPH 169

Fundamentals of Digital Photography and Photoshop
If you’re an intermediate-level digital photographer and want to focus on lighting, advanced camera techniques, and image sequencing, this course is for you. You’ll also cover the basics of Adobe Photoshop, including image processing, photo retouching, and collage. Section A Section B 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 10:00 am-1:15 pm—Sunday section

HDE 135

Photo-Styling for Magazines, Catalogues, and More!
Explore many avenues of a career in styling. You’ll create concepts and develop an eye for details and style in the areas of fashion, print ads, visual presentation, and food and home decoration, as well as a range of media opportunities. Assignments include set and prop styling; food styling; styling for a fashion shoot, fashion shows, and video production; and styling for the home. Section A Section B Section C 9:15 am-12:30 pm 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 10:00 am-1:15 pm—Sunday section

HDE 140

The Art of the Party
Throwing a great party is no accident; it’s an art. In this course, you’ll learn the principles and practices of party planning, including how to design themes, table settings, invitations, and décors for special occasions. Section A Section B 1:30 pm-4:45 pm 10:00 am-1:15 pm—Sunday section

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DETAILS 15

Non-credit Registration Information
You can register by mail or fax using the form on page 18 or by using our online registration system (see next page).

Mail and Fax Registration Instructions
To enroll in a course, complete the Non-credit Registration Form and mail or fax it to: Fashion Institute of Technology Precollege Programs 227 West 27th Street, Room D130 New York, NY 10001-5992 Fax 212 217.7964 Additional registration forms can be obtained online, and students may also register online at www.fitnyc.edu/precollege.

Details

Registration Confirmation
You may print your schedule of classes b y logging on to the Online Information and Registration System at MYFIT. See instructions on page 17.

Enrollment Requirements
For high school courses, students must be currently enrolled in grades 9-12.

New Student Orientation
New Precollege Programs students are invited to attend the Precollege Orientation session on Saturday, September 26, at 11 am and 2 pm. Students will learn about the campus, program rules and policies, and important neighborhood resources. Course changes can also be requested at this time.

For additional courses and online registration, visit: www.fitnyc.edu/precollege

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16 INFORMATION AND CONSENT FORM You must bring this form with you on your first day of class to enter the FIT campus and participate in FIT’s Precollege Programs.
Student name FIT student ID number Student date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) Student cell phone, if available

MEDICAL INFORMATION (to be completed by parents) Special medical needs List any prescription medications taken

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION Parent/guardian’s name Name of contact person if parent/guardian is unavailable Name of student’s physician Name of student’s health insurance carrier (Check here if not insured ) Telephone Telephone Telephone

HEALTH CARE AUTHORIZATION AND RELEASE In the event that my child is injured while participating in FIT’s Center for Precollege Programs and if I am unable to accompany my child to the hospital or to be at the hospital while my child receives emergency medical treatment, I hereby grant FIT permission to authorize emergency medical treatment, if necessary. Pursuant to this grant, I authorize FIT to sign, on my behalf, any consent and/or authorization required by any local hospital for the provision of medical treatment to my child. I understand and agree that FIT is not responsible or liable for any injury or damage that might arise out of or in connection with such authorized emergency medical treatment. In addition, I assume all responsibility for my child’s emergency medical treatment and care and agree that FIT will not be responsible for the quality or cost of any emergency medical treatment and care provided to my child. Signature of parent/guardian Date

PHOTOGRAPHY CONSENT On occasion, the Fashion Institute of Technology may photograph students in small group settings and use these photographs in FIT catalogues and brochures and on its informational website. If my child is admitted to an FIT program, I hereby consent to FIT’s unrestricted use of my child’s name, portrait, or picture for the purposes of advertising and promoting FIT programs. I waive the right to approve any such publicity or promotional materials and understand that I will receive no compensation for my consent.

Signature of parent/guardian

Date

Information and Consent Form

Precollege Programs Fall 2009

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ONLINE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION 17

Online Information and Registration System

To use FIT’s Student Online Information and Registration System, you’ll need an FIT username and password. If you do not have a username and password, go to www.fitnyc.edu/precollege and select “Registration Details.” You may request a fall username and password online beginning August 26.

Where is the Online Information and Registration System?
1.Go to https://myfit.fitnyc.edu. 2. Enter your FIT username and password in the box entitled “Secure Access Login.” 3. You should see a greeting that reads: “Welcome [your first and last name]. You are currently logged in.” 4. Your account is ready for you to enroll. If you cannot log in and/or receive error messages, please call 212 217.HELP or email customer_service@fitnyc.edu. In both cases clearly state that you are a Precollege Program student so you can be properly assisted.

Are you ready to enroll (beginning September 3)?
1. Log in using steps 1–4 above. 2. Select “Online Resources.” 3. Select “Registration.” 4. Select “Register/Add/Drop Classes.” 5. Select term: “Fall 2009” 6. Enter the CRN(s) for any class(es) you wish to enroll in. 7. When you are done, select “Submit Changes.”

Are you ready to pay now?
1. After you select “Submit Changes” (step 7 above), select “Complete Your Registration.” 2. Select “Credit Card Payment” to pay online. 3. Follow the instructions provided.

Do you need a confirmation?
1. After you select “Submit Changes” (step 7 above), select “Complete Your Registration.” 2. Select “Student Schedule by Day and Time” to view your schedule. 3. Print your schedule. Please note: If you do not submit payment by 5 pm Friday of the week you register, your registration will be canceled and a place will not be held for you.

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18 NON-CREDIT REGISTRATION FORM
Please complete this form and mail or fax to: Fashion Institute of Technology Precollege Programs 227 West 27th Street, Room D130 New York, NY 10001-5992 Fax: 212 217.7964 GENERAL INFORMATION Have you ever applied to FIT for a high school or college course? Yes No

FIT student ID number (leave blank if new to FIT’s Precollege Programs) @ Name
LAST FIRST MIDDLE

Current mailing address
STREET APT. NUMBER CITY STATE ZIP CODE

Telephone

Parent’s email
REQUIRED FOR EMAIL CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION

Date of birth
MONTH DAY YEAR

Gender

Male

Female Grade 7 8 9 10 11 12

School currently attending Ethnicity (optional) You may check more than one: White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic/Latino Unknown Other

American Indian/Native Alaskan

Asian or Pacific Islander

COURSE REGISTRATION Please fill in the appropriate course information for the courses you are applying for. I am registering for 1 course

2 courses

3 courses.

Saturday Courses Morning Session (9:15 am–12:30 pm) Course Number FIRST CHOICE ALTERNATE CHOICE EXAMPLE HAD 150 A HAR 016 B Section Afternoon Session (1:30–4:45 pm) Course Number Section

Sunday Courses (10:00 am–1:15 pm) Course Number Section

HAP 026

C

Non-credit Registration Form

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PROGRAM FEES AND PAYMENTS

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Program Fees and Payments
Program Fees
Students are required to pay full course fees at the time of registration. The basic course fees are as follows: High School Students New York State residents: 1 course $308* 2 courses $601* 3 courses $894* Non-New York State residents: 1 course $391* 2 courses $767* 3 courses $1,143* *Course fees include $15 materials fee, and a nonrefundable $15 registration fee.

Course Withdrawal/Refund of Program Fee
Course withdrawal and refund of program fee requests must be made in writing on the Add/Drop/Refund Form available through the registration information page at www.fitnyc.edu/precollege or on the inside back cover of this book. The date that the application for refund is received is considered the official date of the student’s withdrawal. The $15 registration fee is not refundable. The refund period terminates prior to the second scheduled session of the class, in accordance with the following: Withdrawal prior to last day of registration (September 18) 100% Withdrawal prior to first day of class (October 3) 75% Withdrawal prior to second day of class (October 10) 50% Thereafter, no refund. A WA (authorized withdrawal) grade will be automatically entered for a student who stops attending classes.

Payments
Tuition and fee payments may be made by American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or personal check or money order made payable to Fashion Institute of Technology. If paying by check or money order, mail payment with your Registration Form. To view your balance and make a payment online, go to http://myfit.fitnyc.edu. If you are enrolling via mail or fax, full payment must accompany your application. If you are enrolling via our Online Information and Registration System (see page 17), online credit card payment must be submitted by 5 pm Friday of the week you register or your place will not be held.

Class Changes
Course changes may be made online by logging in to our Online Information and Registration System at MYFIT (see page 17) or by completing the Add/Drop/Refund Form in this catalogue. Students may add or drop a class, free of charge before September 18. After that date, course change requests must be made by faxing the Add/Drop/Refund Form on the inside back cover to 212 217.7964. No course changes may be made after the second scheduled class session.

Mandatory ID
Students are required to wear their semester photo identification cards at all times while on campus. ID card photos are taken in Room D404. Days and hours are posted each semester at www.fitnyc.edu/precollege under Program Details.

Fees
Returned check fee: $25 Transcript fee: $5 per copy Replacement ID card fee: $25

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20 NON-CREDIT PAYMENT FORM

Course Fees
New York State residents: Non-state residents: $308 for one course $ 391 for one course $601 for two courses $767 for two courses $894 for three courses $1,143 for three courses Fee inludes a $15 materials, and a nonrefundable $15 registration fee.

Payment Instructions
TO PAY ONLINE:

See instructions on page 17.
TO PAY BY FAX:

Complete the form below and fax to the Bursar at 212 217.3681. Do not submit this form to Precollege Programs.
TO PAY BY MAIL: Complete the form below and mail it, along with a check, money order, or credit card information to: Fashion Institute of Technology Cashiering Operations 227 West 27th Street, Room B127 New York, NY 10001-5992

GENERAL INFORMATION Date Student’s name
FIRST LAST MIDDLE INITIAL

FIT student ID number @

CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM Credit card being charged: Cardholder name Credit card expiration date Authorized signature Amount to be charged $ American Express Discover MasterCard Visa Account number

Non-credit Payment Form

Precollege Programs Fall 2009

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SUMMER LIVE 21 ADD/DROP/REFUND FORM

Date Name

Add/Drop/Refund Form
FIT student ID number: @
LAST FIRST MIDDLE STREET CITY STATE ZIP

Address Phone CHANGE: DROP Please complete this form and mail or fax to: Fashion Institute of Technology Precollege Programs 227 West 27th Street Room D130 New York, NY 10001-5992 Fax: 212 217.7964

CRN EXAMPLE 2059

Course HAP 026

Section A

Time 9:30 am

CHANGE: ADD

CRN EXAMPLE 2059

Course HAP 026

Section A

Time 9:30 am

Note: If the cost of the course(s) you are adding is greater than the cost of the course(s) you are dropping, please submit payment immediately for the additional amount. If the cost is less, we will issue a refund for the difference.

WITHDRAWAL/REFUND

CRN EXAMPLE 2059

Course HAP 026

Section A

Time 9:30 am

How did you pay? ___ Did not pay ___ Check ___ Money order ___ Visa ___ MasterCard ___ American Express ___ Discover Account # _____________________________________________________ Card Expiration Date _______________________ Cardholder’s signature _____________________________________________________ Withdrawal/Refund Schedule Refunds are calculated from the date we receive the form. Withdrawals cannot be processed by phone. ___ FIT cancelled the course Refund: 100% including registration fee ___ Withdrawal prior to the last day of registration Refund: 100% of course fee, exclusive of registration fee ___ Withdrawal prior to the first scheduled class Refiund: 75% of course fee, exclusive of registration fee ___ Withdrawal prior to the second schedule class Refund: 50% of course fee, exclusive of registration fee ___ Withdrawal thereafter No refund

Note: The registration fee is not refundable. Refund processing generally takes four to six weeks.

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Fashion Institute of Technology
227 West 27th Street New York, NY 10001-5992

Periodicals Postage Paid

Museum Exhibitions

Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out Through September 26, 2009 Fashion & Politics Through November 7, 2009
The Museum at FIT hours Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 pm; Saturday, 10 am–5 pm

www.fitnyc.edu/precollege


								
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