About FIT: Unconventional Minds at Work

The Fashion Institute of Technology is New York’s celebrated college for creative and business talent. FIT has been an innovative leader in career education in design, fashion, business, and technology for nearly 80 years. With a superior faculty of practitioners and scholars, a pioneering curriculum, a dynamic campus environment, and a global reputation, FIT provides an uncommon blend of experiential learning and theory built on a foundation in the liberal arts that prepares students for success and leadership in the creative industries. Sustainability and diversity are core institutional values.
FIT is part of the State University of New York, offering 48programs that are affordable and relevant to today’s rapidly changing fields. FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, diverse community in which to learn. Unique facilities include The Museum at FIT, one of the world’s leading collections of fashion and textiles; its acclaimed exhibitions draw visitors from around the world.

FIT is deeply connected to New York City’s design, fashion, marketing, and communications sectors. The faculty brings high-level industry experience to the classroom, working as corporate executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, designers, artists, and authors. They connect students with real-world practice in their fields, fostering collaboration, innovation, and a global perspective.

Founded in 1944 to meet the fashion industry’s need for well educated, highly skilled designers and managers, the college now includes a range of creative fields, from toy design, animation, and game design to cosmetics marketing, international trade, and filmmaking. It has approximately 8,000 students and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees.

In 2022, the Center on Education and the Workforce atGeorgetown University placed FIT first among public colleges that predominantly award associate’s degrees for its “net present value” 10 years post-graduation, a measure of return on investment; FIT placed second among public four-year colleges. CEOWORLD magazine ranked FIT first on its list of Best Fashion Schools in the World for 2023.
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Fashion Design BFA program at FIT
Ranked the best in the world*

For industry insiders, style icons, and fashion devotees, FIT is synonymous with fashion education. The college’s distinctive brand of teaching centers on creativity, innovation, and career success, and the renowned Fashion Design programs prepare students to become tomorrow’s trailblazers at every level and in every category of the global style industry.

*By CEOWORLD in 2021
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