SUNY Ulster Now Offers Seamless Transfer to FIT's Technical Design Program

SUNY Ulster Now Offers Seamless Transfer to FIT’s Technical Design Program

May 2, 2019 – Stone Ridge, NY – SUNY Ulster now offers a seamless transfer opportunity for fashion program graduates to pursue a B.S. in Technical Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). SUNY Ulster Fashion graduates can transfer their credits directly into FIT’s Technical Design program once accepted as part of a new articulation agreement.

To qualify for this, students must have successfully completed their A.S. degree in Fashion Design from SUNY Ulster, have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0, and have a C or better in all General Education courses. FIT will determine admission based on their discretion, available space, and assessment of each eligible student's qualifications. To date, FIT has accepted all SUNY Ulster applicants who met qualifications into the Technical Design Program.

FIT’s Technical Design degree is designed for graduates to find work as technical designers, an increasingly demanded position within the industry. Graduates go on to become technical designers in design, manufacturing, and retail companies, fit engineers, specification technicians, and technical assistants to product developers. Graduates from the program have a 90% placement rate, and many of the internships required for graduation result in full-time jobs.

Kristin Flynn, Fashion Program Coordinator at SUNY Ulster, says, "I am so excited that our students have this incredible opportunity to transfer directly to FIT. Pursing a Technical Design degree at this world-renowned institution can make our students’ dreams of working in fashion become a viable reality."

The Fashion Design program at SUNY Ulster sets students up for further fashion study or direct employment upon graduation. In addition to FIT, SUNY Ulster also has a fashion articulation agreement with SUNY Oneonta. The SUNY Ulster Transfer Office can counsel students who want to transfer to other schools to continue their fashion design education. For more information on the fashion program and articulation agreements, visit https://www.sunyulster.edu/explorefashion or contact Kristin Flynn by email at flynnk@sunyulster.edu or by phone at (845) 688-6006. 

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