Student Work: HGD 175 2-D Animation Using Adobe After-Effects

Check out some of these student animations from Summer Live!

This work comes from HGD 175 2-D Animation Using Adobe After-Effects (Level 2)
Course Description:

Used in producing television commercials, film credits, and web animations, Adobe After-Effects is software used by industry to create two-dimensional animations. Students will produce their own 30 second animations, text animations, and several other projects that may be viewed on any computer and used for portfolio submissions. Basic Adobe Photoshop knowledge required.

Major: Computer Animation and Interactive Media. 


Looking for Fall Bloggers!

Precollege Bloggers WantedAre you taking classes at FIT this Fall? In addition to the wonderful classroom opportunities at FIT, you could be a blogger! This blog is where students just like YOU write about their experiences.

Each semester we look for new bloggers to share advice, tips and tricks, and their personal outlook on FIT’s Precollege classes with their peers. This is a great opportunity to expand writing and media skills or to just show off your work!

If you are interested in more information about blogging for FIT or would like to submit an application, please visit this link:

We are accepting applications now through September 14, 2012.

See you on campus soon!!!


Guest Blogger: Rebecca Victor

I hope this story will inspire and motivate young students to pursue their dreams no matter what obstacles may interfere with their goals. My story began with moving to the big city at 15 to pursue fashion design. Living in the suburbs of Virginia, I always hoped to live in New York City where my dreams could become a reality. The Fashion Institute of Technology was my first choice for college because of their fashion design program. I knew what I had to do to get accepted, and what was required for the portfolio. Not knowing anything about patternmaking, draping, and fashion illustration, I enrolled into the High School of Fashion Industries to give me the foundation and knowledge to do my portfolio for FIT. There I was able to learn basic skills from patternmaking to draping while continuing with my other academic classes.

I found out about FIT’s Precollege Programs through their tremendously in depth information on their website and took my first two classes HAP 153: Intermediate Sewing and Embroidery Design and HPM 067: Manual Patternmaking and Sewing. There I constructed and executed garments that will later be presented and shown at my in person interview for FIT. The remarkable feeling of fully accomplishing a basic skirt and denim jacket is the most rewarding feeling an aspiring fashion design student can have. The only problem was fashion illustration. Thankfully, I enrolled in all the HAR 016: Fashion Art for Fashion Designers courses and the HAR 089: Fashion Design Portfolio class. I not only learned how to sketch, but I learned how to render and develop my own unique way. In the Portfolio class was where I developed all my fashion illustrations and even got inspired to design from the Daphne Guinness exhibit at the FIT museum.

After the in-person interview, it was waiting time. Waiting for that one piece of paper that can make me light up a room and put a smile on my face. After I received the letter that I was accepted, I realized there was no celebration equivalent enough to satisfy the moment.

I would like every student to feel this way about their portfolios – to be confident in themselves and with all their hard work and dedication. I didn’t have any doubts in my portfolio and I couldn’t have gained that confidence without the help of FIT’s Precollege Programs and professors (especially Professor Vargas).

I hope my story provides evidence that anything is possible. You might be the next one to write a story like this, thanking those who helped you to make your dreams a reality.



Congratulations Rebecca Victor!

Congratulations to Rebecca who was just accepted to FIT this Fall for Fashion Design!

Student: Rebecca Victor
Major: Fashion Design

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:

HAR 016: Fashion Art for Fashion Designers
HAR 087: Advanced Fashion Design Art Techniques
HAR 089: Fashion Design Portfolio
HPM 067: Manual Pattern making and Sewing
HAP 153: Intermediate Sewing and Embroidery Design
HAR 123: Photoshop for Fashion Designers – Art
HFS 180: Fabric Styling for Fashion

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!
Email: [email protected] for more information.

Course Showcase: HFM 060 Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future

Fashion Merchandising courses focus on the business aspects of the fashion industry. Students learn how to build a career in buying, merchandising, marketing, product development, creative fashion presentations, styling, sales, or management. check out this course showcase:

HFM 060  Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future 

Course Description:

By analyzing consumers’ past buying patterns, identifying emerging trends in retail and on the streets, and recognizing current cultural influences, a fashion forecaster helps designers, product developers and merchandisers “see into the future”. Being able to predict next year’s fashion trends is a valuable and marketable skill. Learn how to conduct research, record observations, use the tools of the forecasting industry, and identify key target markets. Then put it all together to identify upcoming trends in color, silhouettes and fabrics.

The following video is the first major presentation for Professor Wolf’s Summer 2012 Fashion Forecasting class. Check it out an leave a comment below!