Fashion Institute of Technology

One of New York City’s premier public institutions, FIT is an internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business. We’re known for our rigorous, unique, and adaptable academic programming, experiential learning opportunities, academic and industry partnerships, and commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

While our pedagogical mission is to prepare our students for professional excellence in design and business, our broader ethos is to foster creativity, inspire leadership, impart a global perspective, and educate students to embrace inclusiveness, commit to sustainability, and engage with community. We encourage students, scholars, teachers, and industry colleagues to cross traditional boundaries of both geography and disciplines. Together we strive to develop innovative design and strategic business solutions that will upend the status quo, create personal and professional opportunity, and have a lasting and sustainable global impact.


Head of School

Dr. Joyce F. Brown is president of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a specialized college of art and design, business and technology of the State University of New York (SUNY). Appointed in 1998, she is the college’s sixth president.
Dr. Brown, a highly regarded educator and academic administrator, has had over 30 years experience in public higher education. She held a number of senior administrative posts at the City University of New York (CUNY) before arriving at FIT, including acting president of Bernard Baruch College and vice chancellor of the university. Prior to her appointment at FIT, she was professor of clinical psychology at the Graduate School and University Center of CUNY, where she is currently professor emerita. Dr. Brown also served as a New York City deputy mayor for public and community affairs during the David Dinkins administration.

Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Bachelor of Jewelry Design
Bachelor of Menswear
Bachelor of Textile/Surface Design
Bachelor of Fashion Design
Bachelor of Accessories Design
Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
Master of Arts in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management

Noteworthy Alumni

Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa, Brian Atwood, Dennis Basso, Nina Garcia and Joy Herfel.

Life in New York

FIT is a great place to learn, and a great place to live. Our campus provides students with an exciting and rewarding college experience in the heart of New York City. Whether you’re living in a residence hall or commuting, you’ll find everything you need. There’s a whole world at your doorstep waiting to be discovered.

The FIT campus is home to a creative community with diverse interests, talents, and backgrounds. With four residence halls, two fitness centers, an intercollegiate athletics program, more than 60 clubs, and hundreds of on-campus activities, you’ll find a wide range of resources for study, exploration, and fun. You’ll gain new perspectives and opportunities you never imagined, and be immersed in a vibrant urban experience as rich as you want it to be.

Tuition and Scholarship Information

FIT is a college of the State University of New York. In addition to state funding, it receives support from the Board of Education of the City of New York. This means that we can share access to our world-class faculty and relevant curricula at an affordable cost. The Financial Aid Office will assist you in seeking financial aid to pay for your college education which may come in the form of scholarship, grant, loan, Federal work-study, or a combination. Your financial Aid will be determined by the Cost Of Attendence (COA) and your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is determined by your financial aid application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on tuition click here and for Financial Aid click here.

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