Beginning in August, the Fashion Institute of Technology will become the second State University of New York institution to offer degree programs at SUNY Korea in Songdo, South Korea. The first is SUNY Stony Brook. It is also SUNY’s first global campus outside of the U.S.
The FIT programs being offered in South Korea are fashion design and fashion business management — two signature curricula of the college — leading to an associate in applied science, or AAS, degree. FIT’s location in South Korea makes it the college’s third location abroad, along with Milan and Florence.
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 or Milan for fashion design.
Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT, said she was happy to offer students from all over Asia — including Japan, China, India, Thailand and Vietnam — the opportunity to have an FIT education in South Korea. “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
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