Color Art and Design for Fashion-related Products

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea

Course Details
$1,500 6 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Mar 10, 6:30pm - May 06, 9:30pm (16 sessions)

Chelsea, Manhattan
227 W 27th St
Btwn W 27th & W 26th St
New York, New York 10001
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Course & Section: SXC 110 55A
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this fashion design class:

Color is the Primary Customer Purchasing Motivator

Designers and merchandisers embark on an 8-week certificate program that cultivates their ability to use color to increase sales with an understanding of consumer behavior. Work hands-on developing professional palettes to coordinate a collection and/or make confident merchandising decisions.

This certificate program includes a panel discussion by industry experts who work with color in their fields, career coaching, and a special session conducted by a top trend expert. Visits and demos include FIT’s unique color facilities. *Students should expect to purchase some workshop-related materials assigned at the first class and bring a color wheel by The Color Wheel Co beginning with the first class of the program.

What You Will Learn

  • How to use color as a creative competitive tool

  • How color impacts branding and purchasing decisions, including subliminal messaging

  • Color psychology in today’s multi-cultural market

  • Professional color vocabulary, resources, and guides
  • Create color palettes, combinations, and stories
  • How to use color as a mood and appearance enhancer
  • The art and science of color forecasting
  • Possible career paths and advancement
Why FIT?
  • FIT has the distinction of having faculty who are color specialists in many markets including apparel, accessories, home products, interior design, marketing and communications; as well as psychology, sociology, and art history
  • Program developed and taught by professional color experts and offers the only comprehensive curriculum for use of color as a marketing tool
  • The FIT Gladys Marcus Library trend forecasting resources and the Textile Development and Marketing Department Archroma laboratory
  • Earn a certificate from FIT/SUNY, a world renowned college of art and design, business and technology


  • 4 sessions:  How to Use Color to Move the Market: Design Concept to the Customer’s Closet
  • 4 sessions:  Learn to Work Like a Color Professional
  • 4 sessions:  Color Painting Studio
  • 2 sessions:  The Psychological Impact of Color
  • 1 session:  Color Trend Forecasting and Today’s Customer
  • 1 session:  Color Careers


Check room postings in the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center lobby (7th Avenue at 27th Street), by security (please tell security where you're going. Bring your order form to show.), or call the day of class for locations: 212-217-8741 or 212-217-3334.

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Refund Policy
Continuing and Professional Studies Refund Policy:

Courses canceled 24 business hours in advance can be fully refunded. Courses that have 2 sessions has 25% refund after first session. Courses that have 3 sessions has 50% refund after first session; No refund after second session. Courses that have 4 sessions will have 50% refund after first session and 25% refund after second session and no refund after third session. Courses that have 5 or more sessions has 75% refund after first session, 50% after second session and 25% after third session and no refund after fourth session.

Please note that there are no makeup sessions and it is highly recommended students attend all sessions of classes they sign up for. They are short, intensive courses and missing one day is missing a lot. 

Precollege Programs Refund Policy:

The $15 registration fee is not refundable.

The refund period ends prior to the second scheduled session of the class, in accordance with the following:

FIT Precollege Programs canceled the course due to low enrollment :
100% including registration fee

Withdrawal prior to the last day of registration :
100% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal prior to first day of class:
75% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal prior to second day of class:
50% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal thereafter:
No refund


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If unsure of your room number, please visit the main security desk at the lobby of Marvin Feldman Center at 27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue for Room Information.

Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD 16 $1,500
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Mar 11 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Tue, Mar 17 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Wed, Mar 18 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Tue, Mar 24 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Wed, Mar 25 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Tue, Mar 31 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Wed, Apr 01 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Tue, Apr 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Wed, Apr 15 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Tue, Apr 21 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Wed, Apr 22 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Tue, Apr 28 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Wed, Apr 29 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Tue, May 05 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Wed, May 06 6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD

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