In August 2017, FIT will become the second State University of New York (SUNY) institution to offer degree programs at SUNY Korea in Songdo. SUNY is the first American university in Korea and is also SUNY’s first global campus outside of the United States.
The FIT programs being offered in Korea are Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management―two signature curricula of the college―leading to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. These programs reflect the college’s historical commitment to providing industry-ready graduates for the fashion industry and its related businesses. Fashion Design is one of the earliest programs ever offered by the college; the Fashion Business Management program is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the United States, providing students a comprehensive business curriculum focused on the fashion industry.
FIT’s location in Korea makes it the college’s third location abroad, along with Milan and Florence, and extends the institution’s global reach.
The application deadline is June 30 and, after that, admission is on a rolling basis. Admitted students will earn their AAS degree at FIT at SUNY Korea and may then apply to FIT’s bachelor’s degree programs in New York. Fashion Design students also have the option of applying to FIT’s program in Milan.
“FIT is delighted to be able to offer students from all over Asia―including Japan, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam―the opportunity of an FIT education in Korea,” said Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT. “Students will be able to benefit from FIT’s offerings, complete with its curriculum and faculty, on the vibrant and innovative Incheon Global Campus. All of higher education functions globally today, and it is among FIT’s goals to educate students to be fluent in this environment.”
Classes begin on August 25, 2017, at the Incheon Global Campus in Songdo, Korea’s only “smart city,” which is becoming Northeast Asia’s economic hub. The campus features state-of-the-art facilities, classrooms, a library, research labs, a sports center, auditorium, multicultural activity center, dining hall, dormitory, and guest house, among other amenities. The Incheon Global Campus is a national project established by the Korean government and Incheon Metropolitan City. SUNY Korea is the first campus to locate there.
SUNY Korea was established in 2012 as the first American university in Korea through the combined effort and investment of the South Korean and U.S. governments and SUNY at Stony Brook University.
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