Saturday, December 23, 2017

My First Semester at the Fashion Institute of Technology {+Video}



The last day of my first semester at the Fashion Institute of Technology was officially Tuesday, December 19th, 2017. I made it! It seems as if time just flew by but if I look back at all the things I did, a lot has happened and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Overall, my first semester at FIT was one for the books. College, in general, seems like it’s going to be a rollercoaster ride from now on. I don’t mind that at all. While some of the things I learned in my first semester were repetitive and some of the experiences reminded me a lot of high school, it was still better than it would be if I wasn’t in NYC.
To summarize: I finished my first semester at FIT for the Fashion Design AAS degree. Now I have three more semesters left until I either choose to graduate or continue to my specialty Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) which will be Childrenswear. This semester, the classes I had to take go like this:

General Classes:
Required Classes:
English Composition
Intro To Draping
History in Western Art
Materials and Construction

Digital Design Studios

Visual Design Concepts

Textile Principle Fashion Designers

In total, I took seven classes which translated into 18 credits. In order for me to stay on track for graduation for my 2-year associate degree, I either have to continue to take 15, 18, or 21 credits for the last three semesters. I think I’ll be fine! Next semester, I will be taking 18 credits + 3 credits (it’s complicated).

Here is a detailed video of my time and experiences at FIT for my first semester. In the video, I talk about my classes, the projects, social life, and dorm living:


I’m the type of person who looks for different experiences when it comes to my life. I don’t like to be confined to one place or one thing and I like to know what else is out there even if I may be leaving people behind. NYC has been the perfect place for me. A place where I can stay up until 3:00 AM and restaurants are still open and people walking around the streets like it's normal. Whether it’s studying, meetings, and sporadic walks,  I love New York City and so far, I think it loves me. More to come. We’ll be in touch.

Love, H