School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 24515     HEGIS 1009

The Graphic Design major provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume entry-level design positions in fashion, retailing, publishing, nonprofit organizations, and innovative design firms.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAGD 311 - Graphic Design I3
GD 342 - Publication Design3
RELATED AREACD 371 - Advanced Typography I1.5
CD 441 - Broadcast Design2
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYSS 334 - The Psychology of Color3
choice - see Liberal Arts Elective*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAGD 312 - Graphic Design II3
GD 344 - Graphic Design in Digital Media2
RELATED AREACD 322 - Design Process Technology2
CD 361 - Professional Practices2
CD 372 - Advanced Typography II1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYEN 322 - Writing in the Art and Design Professions3
choice - see History of Art and Civilization*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAGD 441 - Environmental Graphics2
GD 411 - Graphic Design III3
RELATED AREAAD 494 - Senior Design Project Research3
AD 496 - Advanced Advertising Design Workshop3
TD 303 - Screen Printing with Typographic Imagery1.5
DD 231 - Color Production Techniques for Digital Prepress2
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see American History* G103
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAGD 414 - Graphic Design for Packaging2
RELATED AREAAD 464 - Senior Portfolio Design1.5
AD 491 - Internship4
AD 495 - Senior Design Project3
CD 442 - Senior 3D Presentation Design1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
 Total Credits: 64.5

*Fall 2014 Requirements:  See below.

FIT's General Education courses are organized along the following categories: G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History. 

Liberal Arts Elective: 3 credits
CHOICE of any non-HA liberal arts course.

American History: 3 credits
CHOICE of any non-HA course that meets the General Education American History requirement (G10).

Foreign Language:
The Gen. Ed. Foreign Language requirement (G8) has been waived for the Graphic Design major.

History of Art and Civilization: 3 credits
CHOICE of any HA course not previously taken or required.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
CHOICE of HA 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, or any other HA course that meets the General Education requirement for Other World Civilizations (G9).

Evening/Weekend Option:
A five-semester evening/weekend option is available for this degree program (see the Curricula or visit the FIT website at The sequence of courses varies slightly from that listed on this page.

NOTE: SS 131 must be completed prior to entering this program.