48 months
15870 USD/year
15870 USD/year
5290 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Technical Design from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY was designed in response to industry demand for qualified professionals who can precisely communicate the details of a garment—across town or across the world.


Technical Design from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY curriculum covers the technical elements of grading, marking, and specs. You'll learn about the critical relationship between technical design and the production and manufacturing cycles. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in digital imaging and using industry-specific grading and marking software.

Graduates with Technical Design from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY will:

  • develop and sew production patterns and document how the garment is to be constructed in language that is clear to the manufacturer;
  • analyze the fit of a garment and document the problems in a clear and concise manner;
  • follow a garment through pattern development, construction, and fitting, and create a Technical Specifications Packet (Tech Pack);
  • measure a variety of garments: blouses, pants, skirts, jackets, dresses, intimate apparel, and be familiar with different methods used to measure garments in the industry;
  • distinguish between the properties associated with different fabric types and how these properties impact pattern development, sewing, pressing, finishing, and fit;
  • analyze a grading specifications sheet and grade basic patterns in a full size range without compromising the original design;
  • analyze corporate structure and describe the responsibilities of the designer, technical designer, merchandiser, and contractor;

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computerized Pattern Development 
  • Manufacturing Process Analysis 
  • Advanced Textiles for Technical Design 
  • Strategies of Business Communication 
  • Mathematical Modeling for Business Applications 
  • Production Pattern Development 
  • Technical Design: Wovens

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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120 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • File the SUNY Application Online 
  • Admissions Essay
  • School Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • U.S. equivalency of your credential(s)
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) strong B average
  • An English translation for all documents, where applicable

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7935 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    15870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7935 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2645 USD per semester during 48 months.

Bachelor tuition:

    • In-state: $3,585 per semester
    • Out-of-state: $10,846 per semester

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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