Congratulations Alena Belleville!

Congratulations to Alena who was just accepted to FIT this Fall for Interior Design!

Student: Alena Belleville
Major: Interior Design

Courses take in Precollege Programs include:
HID 022: Illustrating Interior Spaces
HSX 005:  Creating an E-Portfolio

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Goodbyes are the Worst

Leaving F.I.T. this Saturday was really sad. Each of us stood in front of our class and presented the project we spent weeks creating. When everyone was finished, we had a short lesson on Marie Antoinette which I really loved. But it had to be the last 15 minutes of class that was my favorite time in the program. We all talked about what we liked about the class and the different things that our professor can do with her next class. I have to say Professor Maureen Crilly is one of the best teachers I have ever had! She was so helpful and you can’t help but to love her personality. She is so passionate about her work and has an amazing career. She also has this way with words where she can make anything she says sound so interesting and fun. I think she’s a person that everyone in my class can look up to because of her success.

Setting this up was a lot harder than it looks

Gathering around to take pictures with the girls was bitter sweet. Having class with them was so much fun, we didn’t get to talk much but when we did it was always interesting and we always laughed. I hope you all had a great experience and I’ll miss spending my Saturdays with you!

“Our little slumber party”

Unfortunately, this was my first and last Precollege class. I want the Spring to be all about senior year, having fun and enjoying my last few months of high school. Now that I’m finished with the course and college applications, it’s time to have a little fun before college. I was accepted into Berkeley and Bridgeport for interior design… but I’m still working on my FIT and Pratt portfolios so I have no clue what college I am going to yet. Going into this program, I was unsure if I wanted to pursue interior design but after taking the class and getting a little experience, I was sure. I can’t explain why I love picking fabrics, furniture and paints so much, it’s just my thing.

I’ll miss the horrible drive into the city, seeing crazy people in Starbucks, writing my blog fashionably late :X and staying  up all night wrapping  fabrics… It was awesome :)

I wish everyone the best of luck. Remember, do what you love and success will follow.

Keep in touch:!/Alexandria.marierobinson

BYE <3 :’)

Final Project

I’m having such a hard time with my final project! There is so much to do in such little time. Our final project was to create a board with our floor plan, fabrics, finished and furniture for our mock apartment. Everyone’s project is so unique and they all look amazing.

We have been litterally working on this project since day 1. I have learned so much from this project. Going to fabric stores, clipping out pictures and practically robbing Home Depot of all its wood samples has been an experience.

Saturday we worked on our final steps of the project and next week we are going to to a presentation to the class, which I’m a little nervous about. I’ve been working right through break these past few weeks because I want my project to be perfect! I can’t wait to just to my presentation and not have to worry about it! I still have a lot of finishing touches  to do.


Getting Closer To My Dreams

Being at FIT has been such a learning experience. My skills have improved significantly since I’ve started my class. Before FIT I didnt even know I had any drawing skills at all. When I started my classes and realized how much drawing was entailed, I thought I couldn’t do it! However, I decided to practice and attempt to improve my skills. Now when I look at my floor plan for the final project and compare it to my first floor plan I can see how much the program has helped me. My lines are straight, I am able to add details to furniture and I’ve learned how to properly mark furniture. I’m submitted everything I have worked on in my portfolio and I feel more than confident in my work. If I wasn’t involved in this precollege program I would be completely lost when submitting my portfolio. They would have asked for a 1/4 inch = 1 foot scale and I would have just been like “whaaaaaaat 0_O?” Because I am in the program I have all the correct tools needed to prepare a portfolio! I probably would have never applied to any school that asked for a portfolio if I didn’t take these classes.

I see a huge difference in my work and I hope that my drawings and skills just keep getting better. I still need to work on drawing furniture into my plans because sometimes I change my whole idea just because I can’t get it on paper. I also need to work on picking fabrics and colors, it’s my favorite part but I love it so much that it’s hard to make a choice!

I’m so grateful to be apart of precollege programs and to be able to learn more about my major. I am so passionate about interior design and being at FIT has completely opened my mind.


This is the floor plan for my final project! Sorry for the unclear picture, It’s not completely finished!

My Support System

My family has always been my biggest support system. It’s like I can wake up tomorrow and tell them I want to be a clown and they would back me up 100%. When it comes to my future I don’t think I’ve ever even heard them say the word “can’t.” It’s amazing being apart of a family like this. Sometimes it’s a lot of pressure knowing that they expect me to do so many great things in my future but they’re the reason I work so hard. :’)

When I told my parents I wanted to do the Precollege Program, of course they were thrilled but they weren’t surprised. I’m constantly taking extra classes, volunteering,  joining clubs and doing other random activities so I think they’re just used to it. I’m just obsessed with taking advantage of every opportunity that comes my way.  My mom loves hearing about my experience at FIT and I love showing her my projects and floor plans. We talk about how I’m going to redesign our house when I have my degree in interior design. She also reads my blog every week, HI MOM! :) The only thing she doesn’t like is the mess that FIT has brought into our living room. Scraps of paper, magazines, fabrics, paint samples, glue, color pencils, rulers/scales and a crazy amount of eraser shavings are just a few things that my parents come home to.  I’m sure they will get used to it!

It makes me really happy that I have a family who supports me so much. I know that they will continue to do so through college and my journey after I graduate. My family plays a big role in my life and having them by my side makes life a lot easier. <3