The Beginning of The End

My last class was Saturday, the feeling is bittersweet.  I am sad for my class to be over because I met amazing people,  learned so much about the field I plan to go into after college, and overall just had a lot of fun.  However, I am also glad to be one step closer to my goals of getting accepted to the Fashion Institute and then ultimately becoming a fashion stylist.

Saturday, we did our final photo shoot of our food.  Our sushi concept turned out really well and everyone else’s projects came out wonderful also.  Professor Sokoli encouraged us to think outside the box and display our food in an unexpected way, so our idea was to show sushi ironically coming out of a fish bowl.

After class we posed for a class photo (some people are missing though:c), a few friends and I went to see the Daphne Guinness exhibit at FIT (which by the way, is AMAZING) .  Then we went out for Thai food at Room Service on 8th avenue to commemorate the end of our class and the official beginning to our amazing friendship.

I have already signed up for my spring precollege class at FIT.  I decided I want to get some really good pieces for my portfolio before applying to the Fashion Institute at the end of this summer.  I decided to take HDE 112 Graphic Design for Parties, Events, and Fashion Promotions because it is a combination of fashion and graphic design which I love.  It is not a styling class, however it is in the Visual PResentation and Exhibition Design department which is the department I am applying to, which shows the diversity of my abilities.

I made a Facebook page for my FIT class so we could communicate throughout the semester and stay in touch after the class is over.  I definately reccomend this to anyone in an FIT Precollege class because if you are doing a group project, you can communicate with your entire class in one post.  I put a post on the page that I was taking this class in the spring and soon enough, my entire class with the exception of maybe 2 or 3 signed up for the same class!  Next semester is going to be really great because I’ll be doing something that I love with people that I love.  I am also looking forward to the change in environment because I have never taken an FIT class that is all work done on the computer – although I have taken a few computer graphics classes in my high school.  Our professor will probably be confused on the first day when everyone already knows each other though, haha.

But anyway, I am sad to say this is my last post for FIT Precollege.  Maybe I will blog again in the spring if I am graced with the opportunity once again.  I really am so grateful to be able to share my experiences at FIT with you; it was a very fun project and I hope everyone enjoyed my posts!

xoxo,

Mary

Tip of the Week: Walk-In Registration This Saturday!

This Saturday, September 17, students and parents can come to the FIT college campus and register for Precollege Fall 2011 classes in person! Late online registration occurs now – September 23.

Hurry before classes fill!

Precollege Programs Office
Location: D-130, “D” Building on the corner of 27th Street and Seventh Avenue
Time: 10am-4pm

Tip of the Week: Precollege Registration Just Got Easier!!!

Precollege Programs adapted a new online registration process for non-credit courses this semester!

This new system is much more customer friendly and very easy to navigate. All you do is click on the program you are interested in purchasing a course from on our Fall Program Details Page here. On the course listing page, there is a green shopping bag in the right-hand column of  each course.

Plan to register for HAC 063 for example? Just click on the green shopping bag and follow the instructions. It’s that simple!

Here is a screenshot of the shopping bag:

Tip of the Week: Mark Your Calendars!

For this Week’s Tip of the Week, we thought we’d go ahead and give you the Important Dates for our Fall Programs! It’s always good to plan ahead!!!

REGISTRATION:

  • Registration for ALL Fall 2011 Precollege Programs begins August 23!
  • Registration Ends (Saturday/Summer Live): September 14, 2011
  • Registration Period for Precollege Workshop Students: August 23 through November 4, 2011

ORIENTATION:

  • Orientation for New Students: September 17, 2011

OPENING DAY:

  • First Day of Saturday Live: September 24, 2011
  • First Day of Sunday Live: September 25, 2011
  • First Day of Precollege Workshop: November 12, 2011

NO CLASSES:

  • Thanksgiving Recess: November 26 & 27, 2011

LAST DAY:

  • Last Day of Precollege Workshop: December 17, 2011
  • Last Day of Saturday Live: December 17, 2011
  • Last Day of Sunday Live: December 18, 2011

Reminder: Late Registration for Summer 2011 Ends Tomorrow!

As a reminder, late registration for our 2011 Summer Live programs for middle school and high school students ends tomorrow.

If you are interested in registering for a course in Summer Live, please submit this form ASAP! Students will be unable to register for courses in these programs after tomorrow, regardless of space availability.

We can’t wait to see you on campus!!!
Precollege Programs
precollegeprograms@fitnyc.edu