FIT, worldwide leader in fashion education
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 65 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.