The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a premier fashion institution in NYC offers a Visiting Student Program to students from other universities around the country and world. The ARMD program at NDSU is one such school allowed to offer this option to our students. There are five majors available to students participating in the FIT Visiting Student Program. The most popular with our students is the fashion design and retail merchandising programs.
Professional enrichment is possible through departmental affiliation with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, or various Study Abroad programs. NDSU students who attend these institutions for a semester or a year gain valuable experience in fashion or retail merchandising. Students should prepare to do this experience during their junior and/or senior year. A student in good standing at NDSU can apply for admission to the one-year Visiting Student Program at FIT, which provides students with an associate degree from FIT and a Bachelor of Science from NDSU. It is important to work closely with your Academic Advisor to ensure that you meet the graduation requirements of both universities.
FIT accepts the coursework from the home school as meeting FIT requirements for their associate degree and NDSU accepts courses taken during the year long program at FIT to complete the required minor in ADHM and for the professional electives needed for a degree from NDSU. Credits are transferred back to NDSU from FIT. Students interested in the fashion design program need a strong art background as a portfolio review is part of the admissions process. An overall minimum GPA is also required.
Apparel, Retail Merchandising, and Design Program Coordinator
E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 178
Fargo, ND 58108-6050