36 months
15870 USD/year
15870 USD/year
5290 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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At Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY 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.  


Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY 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.  

Our program offers specialization in: Children's Wear, Intimate Apparel, Knitwear, Special Occasion and Sportswear.


FIT prepares you for a variety of careers in fashion design. Graduates hold positions as:

  • design assistant
  • designer
  • CAD designer
  • stylist
  • collection specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Knitwear Design
  • Stretch 
  • Lifestyle Collection Design
  • Design Studio
  • Soft Draping
  • Materials and Construction 
  • Fashion Research and Inspiration
  • Fashion Art Studio
  • Life Drawing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For bachelor degree the admission is only in fall.


94 alternative credits

94 - 124 if you choose Two-Year Associate Degree Program


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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7935 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    15870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7935 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    5290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2645 USD per semester during 36 months.


  • In-state: $3585 per sem
  • Out-of-state: $10846 per sem
  • AAS - Res.: $220 / OOS: $661 per cred
  • Bachelor - Res.: $299 / OOS: $904 per cred

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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