Fashion Institute of Technology: Distance Learning Programs

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New York, New York

Fashion Institute of Technology was founded in 1944. It is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It first offered distance learning courses in 1998. In fall 2003, there were 500 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.

Services Distance learners have accessibility to campus computer network, e-mail services, library services.

Contact Beth Harris, Academic Coordinator, Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th Avenue at 27th Street, New York, NY 10001. Telephone: 212-217-3601. Fax: 212-217-7639. E-mail: [email protected].


Programs offered do not lead to a degree or other formal award.


Undergraduate— advertising; business; business marketing and marketing management; English as a second language; fine arts and art studies; law and legal studies related; management information systems/business data processing; mathematics; photography.

Non-credit— accounting; business; marketing management and research; mathematics.

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The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) offers a variety of industry-specific courses including Advertising and Promotion, Introduction to the Fashion Industry, Product Development, Merchandise Planning and Control, Import Buying, Fashion Business Practices, and Fundamentals of Textiles, as well as liberal arts courses such as History of Western Art and Civilization, Modern Art, and English as a Second Language. Other online offerings include Starting a Small Business, Introduction to Business Law, Photography Portfolio Development for the World Wide Web, and Information Systems in Business Management. For detailed descriptions of each course, as well as a complete list of online course offerings, students should visit the FIT Web site at

Students who are currently enrolled at FIT can enroll for online courses through FIT's regular enrollment procedures. For anyone who is not currently enrolled at FIT, registration and enrollment forms are available on the FIT Web site. For registration information, students should visit the FIT Web site or [email protected]. All credit courses can be applied toward an FIT degree. Students who are interested in obtaining degree status should contact the Office of Admissions at 212-217-7755 or e-mail [email protected].

Using groupware and the Internet, FIT and the SUNY Learning Network (SLN) have created an electronic forum where students and professors–-working at a distance from each other–-learn collaboratively. For information about the SUNY Learning Network and to preview a course, students should visit the SLN Web site at For information on general online courses, students can e-mail [email protected].

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