Fashion Institute of Technology

Fashion Institute of Technology

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Chelsea, New York, New York
(921 Reviews)

One of New York City’s premier public institutions, Fashion Institute of Technology 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. 

Does your career need more creativity? Do your skills need some spark? Does your talent need a tune-up? Our programs help professionals transform enthusiasm into enterprise, and elevate experience into a satisfying career.

We offer credit and non-credit courses in fashion, business, design, computer technology, and marketing, as well as a range of certificate programs to help you enter and advance in the fashion and related industries. With short seminars, multi-session courses, and flexible schedules, you can learn at a time and pace you can manage and afford. So realize a competitive advantage in your current career or prepare for a new one. Explore everything you'd love to learn. It's a creative education for the real world.

Reviews of Fashion Institute of Technology

(921 Reviews)
Illustrator I (Mac)

2/16/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Illustrator I (Mac)


Chris was a great teacher. He is a low key dude who knows a ton about Adobe.

Demystifying Fashion Forecasting

1/25/2020
maria b.

Attended: Demystifying Fashion Forecasting


Loved this class! If this is something you’re interested in then you will get a lot out of this. Professor was so sweet and knowledgeable. The class flew by! I wish there was more time!

Introduction to Events Planning and Publicity

1/24/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Events Planning and Publicity


Professor Barbara was very insightful and renown! FYI, If you have a background in events already you don’t really need to take this class but GREAT for people starting out in the industry or just networking.

Photoshop I (Mac)

1/17/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Photoshop I (Mac)


Photoshop is an extremely difficult program to master. It would have been more helpful if the handouts provided step by step instructions to accompany the exercises and demonstrations in class. It was difficult to take in all the steps involved in editing an image without any detailed documentation to follow. I felt I missed out on steps as I tried to write down my own notes. The instructor was always willing and helpful in addressing any questions or concerns that came up, however it is not an easy class to follow without any prior knowledge of Photoshop.

Fabrication: Everything You Need to Know

1/16/2020
Emily H.

Attended: Fabrication: Everything You Need to Know


Hard to imagine a more knowledgeable instructor for this subject! Definitely a class aimed at people who work in a fabric or fiber related industry--- personally I would have loved a little more on the history or economics of various fabrics, but I think that would maybe fall under a different class heading. I would highly recommend this class and this instructor (Lisa Kesselman) for anyone who wants practical knowledge for use in industry or design.

Intro to Rhino for the CAD Novice (PC)

1/10/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Rhino for the CAD Novice (PC)


The second class was great, but you could really skip the first session- 2/3 of it is trying to get logged in to the FIT computers, a powerpoint and videos showing what you can do with 3D modeling and printing, and info about a lot of about other classes you can take. You don't even open the program until the last hour (of 3).

Introduction to Woodworking Techniques: Side Table

11/26/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Woodworking Techniques: Side Table


The class is affordable and good if you’re a beginner. However, the instructor might have anger management issues. He was constantly yelling and snapping at students over simple issues most of time(some were actually his fault) and only stressing people out more when there is indeed a serious issue. So although I liked the work itself, that’s the reason I won’t proceed to a more advanced course offered there. The assistants are awesome so I gotta be fair with them and thank them. Also the other students were great to work with.

Introduction to Fashion Styling

11/26/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Fashion Styling


Good class

Live Fashion Drawing and Moodboard Creation

11/26/2019
carolyn e.

Attended: Live Fashion Drawing and Moodboard Creation


The professor is so talented and a fabulous teacher!

The Power of Negotiation

11/22/2019
Michelle O.

Attended: The Power of Negotiation


Loved this class! The instructor had a wealth of knowledge and gave us clear tactics for approaching situations in the future. Applicable for business, personal, and just life in general. Highly recommend!

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227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001
Fashion Institute of Technology
Chelsea, Manhattan
227 W 27th St
Btwn W 27th & W 26th St
New York, New York 10001

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If unsure of your room number, please visit the main security desk at the lobby of Marvin Feldman Center at 27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue for Room Information.

Upcoming Classes at Fashion Institute of Technology

Textile Color Lab Essentials for Apparel Designers
Textile Color Lab Essentials for Apparel Designers
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Saturday Feb 22nd, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Fashion Styling: Still-Life Fundamentals
Fashion Styling: Still-Life Fundamentals
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Saturday Feb 22nd, 9:30am - 4:30pm

AutoCAD I
AutoCAD I
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Saturday Feb 22nd, 10am - 5pm

InDesign (Mac)
InDesign (Mac)
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Saturday Feb 22nd, 10am - 5pm

Setting a Course for Your Business
Setting a Course for Your Business
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Saturday Feb 22nd, 11am - 2pm

Gerber I
Gerber I
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Sunday Feb 23rd, 10am - 5pm

Intro to Data Analytics through Digital Marketing
Intro to Data Analytics through Digital Marketing
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Monday Feb 24th, 6pm - 9pm

Legal Basics for Business Start-ups
Legal Basics for Business Start-ups
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Monday Feb 24th, 6:20pm - 9:10pm

Introduction to Planning and Allocation
Introduction to Planning and Allocation
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Monday Feb 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Omni Channel Management Certificate Program
Omni Channel Management Certificate Program
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Tuesday Feb 25th, 6pm - 9pm

Illustrator I (Mac)
Illustrator I (Mac)
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Tuesday Feb 25th, 6:20pm - 9:10pm

Vintage: The First Sustainable Fashion Business
Vintage: The First Sustainable Fashion Business
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Wednesday Feb 26th, 6pm - 9:10pm

The Great Fashion Designers
The Great Fashion Designers
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Wednesday Feb 26th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm

ESL: Speaking Skills for Fashion Professionals
ESL: Speaking Skills for Fashion Professionals
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Wednesday Feb 26th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Basics of Patternmaking
Basics of Patternmaking
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Thursday Feb 27th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm

Fashion Styling: Men
Fashion Styling: Men
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Saturday Feb 29th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Introduction to Fashion Styling
Introduction to Fashion Styling
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Saturday Feb 29th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Events: Communications and Social Media Strategies
Events: Communications and Social Media Strategies
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Saturday Feb 29th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Fashion Design: From Sketching to Moodboards
Fashion Design: From Sketching to Moodboards
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Saturday Feb 29th, 9:30am - 1:30pm

Introductory Jewelry Techniques I
Introductory Jewelry Techniques I
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Saturday Feb 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

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Teachers at Fashion Institute of Technology

Adam Shorsten Alan P. Kelman Alex Joseph Alexandra Story Alicia Goodwin Alicia Cerrone Althea Gaskin Feurich Alton Brown Alyssa Alia Andrea Moore Andrew Sia Andy Ward Aneta Genova Anne Carpenter Anne Marika Verploegh Chassé Ardalan Jalayer Arnetta Kenney Arnetta Kenney & Esperanza Zeno Art Veloira Arturo Veloira Auralis Herrero-Lugo Aviad Stark Barbara Zeins Barbara Berman Barbara Arlen Barbara Berman & Dalia Strum Barbara Joan Burger Barry M. Cohen Ben Gomes Bernadette Grinley Bernard Kahn Bernie Kahn Beryl Wing Betsy Karp Beverly Buscemi Bill D'Arienzo Bridgett Artise Bud Kraus Bud Kraus Camille Block Carl Ferrando Carmen Artigas Carmen Malvar Carmita Sanchez-Fong & Ernesto Fong Carol Davidson Carrie Gennuso Caryn Pang Catherine Mirenda Cay Paras Cesar Moreno Chris Lam Chris Papas Christina Lee Christine Snow Christine Pomeranz Claira Zambon Versland Claudine DeSola Cliff Hoppus Colby David Dalia Strum Dalia Strum Dana Buscaglia Dana Humphrey Dana Farbo Danajean Cicerchi Daniel Levinson Wilk Daniel Russo Danielle Rabin Burrick Danielle Lewis David Lees David Albrecht David Colby David Colby Dawn Chesko Dawnn Karen Dean Gamanos Deborah Hernandez Deborah Geiger Deborah Beard Dennis Lee Dennis Lee and Tyler Hall Diane Becker Diane De Mers Dianne Meshejian Dinna Soliman Dominique Isbecque & Carol Davidson Dominique Isbecque, Beryl Wing & Carol Davidson Don Salvatore Giardina Donna Gould Doty Horn Eileen Shulock Eileen Karp Ellie Schwartz Emma Sosa Emma Kadar- Penner Eric March Eric Ramirez Ernesto Fong Esperanza Zeno Esperanzo Zeno Esther Esses Fabrizio Babino Frank Zambrelli Frank Fraley Garnet Barracks Gary Osborne George Madaras Georgette Pascale Giusi Bettoni Guillermo Jimenz Holly Henderson Ingrid Price Irene Mak Iris Feldman Isabel Rubio Isolina Perez Iva Turgut Jacqueline Peros & Catherine Schuller Jada Schumacher James Gutman James Pearce Jamie Ross Jane Beard Janet Linville Jason Torreano Jaye Edelstein Jaye G. Edelstein & Camille Block Jaye G. Edelstein, Camille Block & Shelley Sarmiento Jeanine Scimeme Jene Stefaniak Jennifer Bartok Jeri Schatz Jeri Schartz Jerron Smith Jessica Agullo Jim Puliafico Jim Arnoff Joan Chiverton Joan Endres Joanne Sherrow Joe Schufle Joe Forgione & Robert Levy Joel Ehrlich Joel Ehrlich & Phyllis Ehrlich Joseph Frick Joseph DeAcetis Joseph Lucius Joseph Frick Joseph Schufle Joshua Burns Joshua Rockoff Judith Ann Graham Kareen Harmon Karen Robb Kathlin Argiro Kathryn Malik & Marian Grealish-Forino Katie Lewis Katie Dunn Ken Mitchell Ken Krug Ken Krug Ken Chan Kenneth Krug Kenneth Anderson Kerry Gibbons Kris Lynch Kristine Gloviak Lance Knowling Lars Niki Lauren Roth Laurie Pressman Lawrence De Paris Les Francis Lindsay Ebbin Lisa Hendrickson Lisa Kesselman Lisa Mermelstein Lloyd Lippman Lolita Alford Loretta Volpe Luca Spano Luciene Salomone Margaret Bishop Margaret Bishop or Lisa Kesselman Margaret Bishop, James Gutman or Lisa Kesselman Margo Moore Marian Grealish-Forino Marian Fay Levitt Marian Grealish & Kathryn Malik Mark Greiz Mary Alonso Mary Beth Budd Mary Beth Budd MaryAnne Kokidis & Beryl Wing Mathew Heggem Maureen Crilly Melissa Hall Melissa McGraw Michael Harrell Michael Kaye Michael Coan Michael Cokkinos Michael Baggio Michael Coan & Frank Zambrelli Michele Savola Misa Hylton Monisha Raja Multiple Instructors Nancy Ross Nancy Marino Nancy Gesimondo Nancy Alusick & Emmanuel Faure Nancy Alusick & Maria Vullo Nancy Alusick, Sadia Seymour Emma Sosa Nancy Alusick, Sadia Seymour & Emma Sosa Nancy Ross & Susan Kent Nathan Fleisig Neal Leavitt Nedo Bellucci Ngozi Odita Nicole Shore Noor Bchara Nora Navarro Noreen Kentish Olufemi Ariyo Oreste D'Aversa Paco Underhill Pamela Macklin Paul Fraccalvieri Paul Tomzak Paul Reyman Paula Lauriano Pedro Ha Pedro Avila Peggy Fincher Winters Peggy Fincher Winters & Arthur A. Winters Phyllis Seifer Preeti Gopinath Princess Jenkins Rachael Scarf Rachael Scarf Rachel Meeropol Reginald Keith Rogers Rekha Krishnamurthi Renee Hunter Renee Hunter Rhoda Okunev Richard Shapiro Riina O. London Robert E. Salerno Robert Levy Robert H. Shultz Robert Levy & Margo Moore Robert Levy & Margo Moore Robin Drake Robin Meyer Droescher Robin Bowyer Ruth Katz Sadia Seymour Sadia Seymour & Barbara Berman Sandra Holtzman Sarah Mullins Sarah Byrd Sarah Byrd or Beryl Wing Sasha Hill Sean Sullivan Shari Lifson Shelley Parker Sherri Finlay Shireen Musa Stephen J. Cucci Steven Ceraso Steven Ceraso Steven Broadway Steven Ceraso & David Halbout Strum Dalia Sumako Barnes Sumako Barnes and Esther Esses Sumako Barnes, Esther Esses & Leah Becker Susan Schear Susan Kent Susan Slotkis Susan Quinn Svetlana Zakharina Taylor Clayton-Brooks Terance Coffee Theodore Schachter Theodore Hoffman & Margaret Bishop Tina Shoulders Tova Weinstock Trina Morris Troy Witter Trudie Grace Tuyet Tran Valentina Brugnoli-Brewster Vanessa Leuck Vincent Quan Vincent Quan & Naomi Gross Vladimir Deming W. R. Mann Walter Atkinson Wilberte Paul
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