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Fashion Institute of Technology

Chelsea, New York, New York
(456 Reviews)

One of New York City’s premier public institutions, Fashion Institute of Technology is an internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business. We’re known for our rigorous, unique, and adaptable academic programming, experiential learning opportunities, academic and industry partnerships, and commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

While our pedagogical mission is to prepare our students for professional excellence in design and business, our broader ethos is to foster creativity, inspire leadership, impart a global perspective, and educate students to embrace inclusiveness, commit to sustainability, and engage with community. 

Does your career need more creativity? Do your skills need some spark? Does your talent need a tune-up? Our programs help professionals transform enthusiasm into enterprise, and elevate experience into a satisfying career.

We offer credit and non-credit courses in fashion, business, design, computer technology, and marketing, as well as a range of certificate programs to help you enter and advance in the fashion and related industries. With short seminars, multi-session courses, and flexible schedules, you can learn at a time and pace you can manage and afford. So realize a competitive advantage in your current career or prepare for a new one. Explore everything you'd love to learn. It's a creative education for the real world.

Reviews of Fashion Institute of Technology

(456 Reviews)

Jennifer L.

Attended: Beginners' Machine Knitting

I gave the rating above because of several reasons. I came in and thought machine knitting would be a great skill to learn and I know more then I did when walking into the classroom, but not as much as I would have wanted. The professor that taught the class said she's been all over in the fashion industry which is great and she's very knowledgeable and knows what she's talking about as I myself am in the industry but, there was a serious disconnect when it came to wanting to teach. I noticed that she would get aggravated when techniques she showed to the whole class you didn't get on your first try and would have to show you again. I though that was disrespectful especially when you are a teacher you should know your going to have to show students more then once how to use machines they've never used before in there life. On that note I liked the class even though it was a short amount of time and what it was about but not the teacher teaching it because I didn't get to fully understand it without having to worry about her getting mad that I didn't understand what she said the first time.


Attended: WordPress

Very happy


Attended: Hand Sewing, Mending, and Alteration Essentials

I learned a lot in class.


Attended: Hand Sewing, Mending, and Alteration Essentials

Great class, a bit fast paced for the beginner but it makes sense because theres so much to get through.


Attended: Introduction to Woodworking Techniques

Great intro to woodworking, we used almost every machine in the shop!

sarah h.

Attended: Social Media Marketing

Great teacher very informative would take another one of her classes. Also great for networking!


Attended: Learn to Sew Like a Pro I

Class was great and I'm excited to try my pants. Joan (Instructor) was very helpful and informative.


Attended: Learn to Sew Like a Pro I

The classroom was super hot and the humidity was stifling. There was a class before ours, students were always reluctant to leave the classroom.

Shannon M.

Attended: Ethical Fashion I

Kate is a great instructor. Her assignments and exercises really bring the most out of her students. She understands the industry/topic well and brings guest speakers into the class to complement her expertise. A must-take for anyone interested in changing the fashion industry or ethical business practices.

Jennifer B.

Attended: SketchUp Pro

The instructor Walter Atkinson always seemed unprepared and unorganized. Very flustered. He could not control the class when people started talking amongst themselves. There needed to be at least one Teacher's Assistant to help people moving slower than others. Maybe even two TAs would have been helpful. We only had a TA on the first day; then she never came back. Walter moved way too fast on day three and about half the class fell majorly behind, but he kept on going and more and more people started getting frustrated and confused. The class should have been smaller; perhaps half the size it was so that more time is alotted for undivided attention and one-on-one interaction with the teacher. Walter had trouble staying on topic during each class. He would start talking about his apartment, his other jobs, his hobbies, and all sorts of topics that were completely unrelated to SketchUp Pro. Then he would try to convince us to come to his studio in Cobble Hill Brooklyn to take private lessons. He was always trying to sell us something. Convince us to spend our money on him, which I would never do in the future. I feel a better teacher would have made me more successful in this course.

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227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001
Fashion Institute of Technology
Chelsea, Manhattan
227 W 27th St
Btwn W 27th & W 26th St
New York, New York 10001

If unsure of your room number, please visit the main security desk at the FIT Feldman Center on 27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues for Room Information.

Teachers at Fashion Institute of Technology

Alan P. Kelman Alex Joseph Alexandra Story Alicia Goodwin Alicia Cerrone Alton Brown Andrea Moore Andrew Sia Andy Ward Aneta Genova Anne Carpenter Arnetta Kenney Arnetta Kenney or Esperanza Zeno Art Veloira Arturo Veloira Auralis Herrero-Lugo Aviad Stark Barbara Berman Barbara Arlen Barry M. Cohen Ben Gomes Bernard Kahn Bernie Kahn Beryl Wing Beverly Buscemi Bill D'Arienzo Bridgett Artise Bud Kraus Bud Kraus Camille Block Carl Ferrando Carmen Artigas Carmen Malvar Carmita Sanchez-Fong & Ernesto Fong Carol Davidson Cay Paras Cesar Moreno Chris Lam Chris Papas Christine Snow Christine Pomeranz Cliff Hoppus Colby David Dalia Strum Dalia Strum Dana Buscaglia Dana Humphrey Dana Farbo Danajean Cicerchi Daniel Levinson Wilk Daniel Russo Danielle Rabin Burrick David Lees David Albrecht David Colby David Colby Dawn Chesko Dawnn Karen Dean Gamanos Deborah Hernandez Deborah Geiger Deborah Beard Diane De Mers Dianne Meshejian Dinna Soliman Dominique Isbecque, Beryl Wing & Carol Davidson Don Salvatore Giardina Donna Gould Doty Horn Eileen Shulock Eileen Karp Ellie Schwartz Emma Sosa Emma Kadar- Penner Eric March Eric Ramirez Ernesto Fong Esperanza Zeno Esther Esses Frank Zambrelli Frank Fraley Garnet Barracks Gary Osborne George Madaras Georgette Pascale Giusi Bettoni Guillermo Jimenz Holly Henderson Ingrid Price Irene Mak Iris Feldman Isabel Rubio Isolina Perez Iva Turgut Jacqueline Peros & Catherine Schuller Jada Schumacher James Gutman James Pearce Jamie Ross Jane Beard Janet Linville Jaye Edelstein Jaye G. Edelstein & Camille Block Jaye G. Edelstein, Camille Block & Shelley Sarmiento Jennifer Bartok Jeri Schatz Jeri Schartz Jerron Smith Jim Arnoff Joan Chiverton Joan Endres Joanne Sherrow Joe Schufle Joe Forgione & Robert Levy Joel Ehrlich Joel Ehrlich & Phyllis Ehrlich Joseph Frick Joseph DeAcetis Joseph Lucius Joseph Frick Joseph Schufle Judith Ann Graham Karen Robb Kathlin Argiro Kathryn Malik & Marian Grealish-Forino Katie Lewis Ken Mitchell Ken Krug Ken Krug Ken Chan Kenneth Krug Kenneth Anderson Kris Lynch Kristine Gloviak Lance Knowling Lars Niki Lauren Roth Laurie Pressman Lawrence De Paris Les Francis Lindsay Ebbin Lisa Hendrickson Lisa Mermelstein Lloyd Lippman Loretta Volpe Luca Spano Luciene Salomone Margaret Bishop Margo Moore Marian Grealish Marian Fay Levitt Marian Grealish & Kathryn Malik Mark Greiz Mary Alonso Mary Beth Budd Mary Beth Budd MaryAnne Kokidis & Beryl Wing Mathew Heggem Melissa Hall Melissa McGraw Michael Coan Michael Cokkinos Michael Baggio Michael Coan & Frank Zambrelli Michele Savola Nancy Ross Nancy Marino Nancy Gesimondo Nancy Alusick & Emmanuel Faure Nancy Alusick & Maria Vullo Nancy Alusick, Sadia Seymour Emma Sosa Nancy Alusick, Sadia Seymour & Emma Sosa Nancy Ross & Susan Kent Nathan Fleisig Neal Leavitt Ngozi Odita Nicole Shore Nora Navarro Noreen Kentish Olufemi Ariyo Oreste D'Aversa Paco Underhill Pamela Macklin Pattie Barbosa Paul Fraccalvieri Paul Tomzak Paul Reyman Paula Lauriano Pedro Ha Pedro Avila Peggy Fincher Winters Peggy Fincher Winters & Arthur A. Winters Phyllis Seifer Preeti Gopinath Princess Jenkins Rachel Meeropol Reginald Keith Rogers Rekha Krishnamurthi Renee Hunter Renee Hunter Rhoda Okunev Robert E. Salerno Robert Levy Robert H. Shultz Robert Levy & Margo Moore Robert Levy & Margo Moore Robin Meyer Droescher Robin Bowyer Ruth Katz Sadia Seymour Sadia Seymour & Barbara Berman Sandra Holtzman Sarah Mullins Sarah Byrd Sean Sullivan Shari Lifson Shelley Parker Sherri Finlay Shireen Musa Stephen J. Cucci Steven Ceraso Steven Broadway Strum Dalia Sumako Barnes Sumako Barnes and Esther Esses Sumako Barnes, Esther Esses & Leah Becker Susan Schear Susan Kent Susan Slotkis Susan Quinn Svetlana Zakharina Terance Coffee Theodore Schachter Theodore Hoffman & Margaret Bishop Tina Shoulders Trina Morris Troy Witter Trudie Grace Tuyet Tran Valentina Brugnoli-Brewster Vincent Quan Vincent Quan & Naomi Gross Vladimir Deming W. R. Mann Walter Atkinson
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