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.
|MAJOR AREA||FA 341 - Drawing Workshop/Experimental Drawing||1.5|
|FA 351 - Painting V: Contemporary Concepts||3|
|FA 361 - Sculpture III: Advanced Traditional Materials||3|
|FA 371 - Printmaking III: Advanced Works on Paper||2|
|RELATED AREA||CG 211 - Computer-Assisted Design||2|
|LIBERAL ARTS||HA 331 - Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present||3|
|choice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language* G8||3|
|MAJOR AREA||FA 352 - Painting VI: Sources of Painted Imagery||3|
|FA 363 - Sculpture: Casting as a Creative Medium||3|
|FA 471 - Advanced Experimental Printmaking||2|
|RELATED AREA||CG 214 - Web Page Construction|
or 311 - 2D Computer Image Generation
|LIBERAL ARTS||HA 411 - Western Theories of Art||3|
|choice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language*||3|
|MAJOR AREA||FA 441 - Experimental Drawing II||1.5|
|FA 451 - Painting VII: Development of Personal Aesthetics||3|
|FA 462 - Sculpture: New Materials||3|
|RELATED AREA||choice - see Related Area Elective**||3|
|LIBERAL ARTS||choice - see History of Art*||3|
|MAJOR AREA||FA 411 - Interdisciplinary Media||1.5|
|FA 491 - Senior Project Thesis: Painting|
or 492 - Senior Project Thesis: Sculpture
|RELATED AREA||IC 496 - Senior Internship B: Career Planning||2|
|BE 403 - The Artist in the Marketplace||3|
|LIBERAL ARTS||choice - see Liberal Arts Elective*||3|
|choice - see Liberal Arts/Writing Elective*||3|
|TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS|
Fall 2018 Requirements: see below
* Liberal Arts: 21 credits
- Liberal Arts Elective: 3 credits. Select Liberal Arts courses (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 462, FR (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 credits. HA 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.
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.