FIT BFA Fair – Textile/Surface Design

FIT BFA Fair – Textile/Surface Design


The first semester experience is basically
an advance on what they’ve already done as associate students. Technically, they’re moving to a different level
of expertise and also I think they’re finding the classes are more in depth, there’s probably more emphasis on coordination.
We’re looking for, I think, a level of creativity
the students can actually parlay into their design
work. It can be a discovery of what aptitude they’re strongest
in–whether it’s digital, whether it’s in the weaving or knit area. They have to really
be professionally competent in all of them. It’s a difficult balance. I would probably describe them as professional-
level. There is a lot of one-on-one time spent on each student
from a faculty point of view. It’s just run in a business-like manner.
Time is limited; periods go very very quickly and so it’s important to really utilize the time
for each student. And I would say that they’re serious and creative. They absolutely run the gamut from major well-known
companies to smaller more specialized companies. They’ve been very successful, I think mutually,
both the company and the student and I think the real growth area for us in terms of the
the internship preparing the student in a unique way
for entering the workplace. It was
founded by people in industry and no matter how much we’ve grown and changed
the emphasis is still on the pragmatic as well as the creative.

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