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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 27871     HEGIS 1001 

The major in Fine Arts provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop their artistic talent as painters, sculptors, and printmakers. It also enables them to assume a variety of positions in the art world, such as art handlers, experts in art transportation and installation, and preparators in gallery and museum settings. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2018. 

 
Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFA 341 - Drawing Workshop/Experimental Drawing1.5
FA 351 - Painting V: Contemporary Concepts3
FA 361 - Sculpture III: Advanced Traditional Materials3
FA 371 - Printmaking III: Advanced Works on Paper2
RELATED AREACG 211 - Computer-Assisted Design2
LIBERAL ARTSHA 331 - Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present3
choice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language* G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFA 352 - Painting VI: Sources of Painted Imagery3
FA 363 - Sculpture: Casting as a Creative Medium3
FA 471 - Advanced Experimental Printmaking2
RELATED AREACG 214 - Web Page Construction
  or 311 - 2D Computer Image Generation
1.5-2
LIBERAL ARTSHA 411 - Western Theories of Art3
choice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language* 3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFA 441 - Experimental Drawing II1.5
FA 451 - Painting VII: Development of Personal Aesthetics3
FA 462 - Sculpture: New Materials3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Elective**3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see History of Art*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFA 411 - Interdisciplinary Media1.5
FA 491 - Senior Project Thesis: Painting
  or 492 - Senior Project Thesis: Sculpture
3
RELATED AREAIC 496 - Senior Internship B: Career Planning2
BE 403 - The Artist in the Marketplace3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts Elective*3
choice - see Liberal Arts/Writing Elective*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA29.5
RELATED AREA11.5-12
LIBERAL ARTS21
 Total Credits: 62-62.5
 

Fall 2018 Requirements:  see below

* Liberal Arts: 21 credits

  • Liberal Arts Elective: 3 credits. Select a liberal arts course (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following subject areas:  CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film and Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 362, 461, and 462FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Math), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages and Cultures), PE (Physical Education and Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses.
  • Art History choice: 9 creditsHA 331 Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present (3 cr.)HA 411 Western Theories of Art (3 cr.), and choice of one (1) HA course that meets the General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9). See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization.

  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8). See Foreign Languages for a listing of courses.

  • Writing Elective: 3 credits. CHOICE of FI 256EN 321EN 361EN 362EN 363, or EN 364

**Related Area Elective: 3 credits. CHOICE of TD 101 or 227, or IL 133

IF YOU ARE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

High school students should apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program. You may not apply directly to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. After completing the AAS, many students choose to apply to the two-year BFA program.

Applicants to the AAS program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio.

IF YOU HAVE AN AAS IN FINE ARTS FROM FIT

If you have an AAS in Fine Arts from FIT, you may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. 

IF YOU HAVE CREDITS OR A DEGREE FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL

You may apply to the two-year Fine Arts BFA program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at FIT:

  • you will have an associate or bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college in a fine arts program that is equivalent to the FIT Fine Arts AAS program;
  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent program at a regionally-accredited college.

A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as the FIT Fine Arts AAS program. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the AAS program.

*Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration to the BFA program.

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