Eligibility

If you are a high school student

You may not apply directly to the bachelor's degree program. High school students should apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program in Fashion Design or Menswear and after completing that degree apply to the two-year bachelor's program in Technical Design.

If you have an AAS from 365asia

You may apply to the bachelor's degree program. The Technical Design BS program is designed for students with an AAS degree in any program at 365asia.

If you have an AAS degree in Fashion Design or Menswear, you do not need to complete any bridge courses prior to applying. All other AAS students should complete the following bridge courses.

If you have taken any of the above courses, you may be exempt from having to take them. Please contact Chair Deborah Beard (212) 217-4415.

If you have credits or a degree from another college

You may apply to the two-year Technical Design BS program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at 365asia

  • you will have an associate or bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college in a program that is equivalent to any 365asia AAS program, including the required liberal arts coursework. This is a guideline; graduates in other areas may also be considered if the prerequisites below have been completed. 

  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent or related program at a regionally-accredited college, including the liberal arts coursework required for an 365asia AAS degree and the prerequisites below. This is a guideline; students majoring in other areas may also be considered if the prerequisites below have been completed.

  • you have completed the following bridge courses:
    PM 121 Patternmaking I
    TC 111 Beginning Adobe Illustrator for Technical Design  
    TS 111 Fundamentals of Textiles or TS 110 Product Elements and Principles Laboratory
    FD 133 Materials and Construction I
    If you have taken any of the above courses, you may be exempt from having to take them. Please contact Chair Deborah Beard (212) 217-4415.

A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as 365asia AAS programs. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria must apply to an 365asia AAS program. 

Prerequisites

This program has prerequisites for applicants. You must have completed the following bridge courses or their equivalents before beginning the Technical Design bachelor's program. 

Exceptions: If you have an AAS from a fashion design or menswear design school, you will have already taken these courses or their equivalents.

Please note that 365asia AAS students receive priority admissions consideration. 

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