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Program in Sustainable Interior Environments School of Graduate Studies Fashion Institute of Technology

  • New York, NY
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 83%17%
    student ratio
  • Not Reported
    total students
  • $9,198 | $16,704
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees offered

Overview

Programs of Study

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art and design, business, and technology, is home to a mix of innovative achievers, creative thinkers, and industry pioneers. FIT fosters interdisciplinary initiatives, advances research, and provides access to an international network of professionals. With a reputation for excellence, FIT offers its diverse student body access to world-class faculty, dynamic and relevant curricula, and a superior education at an affordable cost. It offers seven programs of graduate study. The programs in Art Market: Principles and Practices; Exhibition Design; Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice; and Sustainable Interior Environments lead to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. The Illustration program leads to the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree. The Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) degree programs are Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management, and Global Fashion Management.

Sustainable Interior Environments is a 36-credit, two-year, part-time evening and weekend M.A. program for established professionals, including practicing interior designers, architects, facilities planners, and managers. The program's intensive, hands-on curriculum focuses on the principles and theories of sustainable design as they apply to the built environment. Through experiential learning, specialized science courses, case studies, and research, students acquire a deep understanding of human psychological, physiological, and ergonomic needs, as well as information about toxic substances, pollution prevention, environmental systems, energy efficiency, and resource conservation. A graduate seminar guides students toward their research-oriented capstone project.

Research Facilities

The School of Graduate Studies is primarily located in the campus's Shirley Goodman Resource Center, which also houses the Gladys Marcus Library and The Museum at FIT. School of Graduate Studies facilities include conference rooms; a fully equipped conservation laboratory; a multipurpose laboratory for conservation projects and the dressing of mannequins; storage facilities for costume and textile materials; a graduate student lounge with computer and printer access; a graduate student library reading room with computers, reference materials, and copies of past classes' qualifying and thesis papers; specialized wireless classrooms; traditional and digital illustration studios; and classrooms equipped with model stands, easels, and drafting tables.

The Gladys Marcus Library houses more than 300,000 volumes of print, nonprint, and digital resources. Specialized holdings include industry reference materials, manufacturers' catalogues, original fashion sketches and scrapbooks, photographs, portfolios of plates, and sample books. The FIT Digital Library provides access to over 90 searchable online databases.

The Museum at FIT houses one of the world's most important collections of clothing and textiles and is the only museum in New York City dedicated to the art of fashion. The permanent collection encompasses more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the eighteenth century to the present, with particular strength in twentieth-century fashion, as well as 30,000 textiles and 100,000 textile swatches. Each year, nearly 100,000 visitors are drawn to the museum's award-winning exhibitions and public programs.

Financial Aid

FIT directly administers its institutional grants, scholarships, and loans. Federal funding administered by the college may include Federal Perkins Loans, federally subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Loans for students, Grad PLUS loans, and the Federal Work-Study Program. Priority for institutionally administered funds is given to students enrolled and designated as full-time.

Cost of Study

Tuition for New York State residents is $4599 per semester, or $383 per credit. Out-of-state residents' tuition is $8352 per semester, or $696 per credit. Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of FIT's Board of Trustees. Additional expenses--for class materials, textbooks, and travel--may apply and vary per program.

Living and Housing Costs

On-campus housing is available to graduate students. Traditional residence hall accommodations (including meal plan) cost from $6119 to $6299 per semester. Apartment-style housing options (not including meal plan) cost from $5241 to $9521 per semester.

Student Group

Enrollment in the School of Graduate Studies is approximately 200 students per academic year, allowing considerable individualized advisement. Students come to FIT from throughout the country and around the world.

Student Outcomes

Students in the Sustainable Interior Environments program gain highly marketable expertise that enables them to advance in their current employment, as well as assume leadership positions in the design industry, educational institutions, and research centers.

Location

FIT is located in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, at the heart of the advertising, visual arts, marketing, fashion, business, design, and communications industries. Students are connected to New York City and gain unparalleled exposure to their field through guest lectures, field trips, internships, and sponsored competitions. The location provides access to major museums, galleries, and auction houses as well as dining, entertainment, and shopping options. The campus is near subway, bus, and commuter rail lines.

Applying

Applicants to all School of Graduate Studies programs must hold a baccalaureate degree in an appropriate major from a college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. International students from non-English-speaking countries are required to submit minimum TOEFL scores of 550 on the written test, 213 on the computer test, or 80 on the Internet test. Each major has additional, specialized prerequisites for admission; for detailed information, students should visit the School of Graduate Studies on FIT's Web site.

Domestic and international students use the same application when seeking admission. The deadline for completed applications with transcripts and supplemental materials is March 30 for the Sustainable Interior Environments program. After the deadline date, applicants are considered on a rolling admissions basis. Candidates may apply online at www.fitnyc.edu/gradstudies.

Correspondence and Information

School of Graduate Studies

Shirley Goodman Resource Center, Room E315

Fashion Institute of Technology

227 West 27 Street

New York, New York 10001-5992

Phone: 212-217-4300

Fax: 212-217-4301

E-mail: gradinfo@fitnyc.edu

Web sites: http://www.fitnyc.edu/gradstudies

http://www.fitnyc.edu/SIE

The Faculty

A partial list of faculty members is below. Guest lecturers are not included.

Grazyna Pilatowicz, Chairperson; M.A., Lublin Catholic University (Poland).

Susan Kaplan, B.Arch., CUNY, City College.

Arthur H. Kopelman, Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center.

Karen R. Pearson, Ph.D., Washington State.

Nora J. Rubenstein, M.Phil. and Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center.


Location & Contact

Program in Sustainable Interior Environments

School of Graduate Studies
Fashion Institute of Technology

Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
New York, NY 10001-5992
United States

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Interior Design Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$9,198
    • Out-of-state tuition *$16,704
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$590.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%


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