Illustration BFA Degree Program
School of Art and Design
Applications accepted for fall only. NYSED: 83464 HEGIS 1009
The major in Illustration enables students to deepen their artistic talent as freelance illustrators, and to prepare them for positions as illustrators, digital artists, graphic designers, art directors, animators, muralists, scenery painters, storyboard artists, advertising comp artists, and fashion sketchers.
|MAJOR AREA||IL 323 - Adobe Illustrator for the Illustrator||2|
|IL 362 - The Illustrator's Heritage I ***||3|
|IL 382 - The Illustrator's Visual Self-Expression||3.5|
|IL 384 - Illustrating for Contemporary Media I: Concept and Character||2|
|IL 388 - Materials and Techniques I: Mixed Media, Including Photography||2|
|RELATED AREA||CD 351 - Creating an Illustration Portfolio for the Web||2|
|GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORY||choice - see American History* G10||3|
|MAJOR AREA||IL 324 - Digital Painting for the Illustrator||1.5|
|IL 364 - The Illustrator's Heritage II ***||3|
|IL 383 - Advanced Drawing and Composition: The Personal View||3.5|
|IL 385 - Illustrating for Contemporary Media II: Images in Sequence||2|
|IL 389 - Materials and Techniques II: Mixed Media, Including Photography||2|
|RELATED AREA||CG 213 - 2D Computer Animation||2|
|GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORY||choice - see Writing Elective*||3|
|MAJOR AREA||IL 374 - Book Illustration I||1.5|
|IL 461 - Illustration Workshop||3|
|IL 482 - Color Rendering in Advanced Media I||2.5|
|IL 491 - Mentor/Specialization Projects I||3|
|RELATED AREA||PH 406 - Digital Special Effects and Photographic Retouching||2|
|GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORY||choice - see History of Art and Civilization*||3|
|MAJOR AREA||IL 375 - Book Illustration II||1.5|
|IL 483 - Color Rendering in Advanced Media II||1.5|
|IL 492 - Mentor/Specialization Projects II||3|
|RELATED AREA||BE 402 - The Business of Illustration||1|
|CD 222 - Digital Layout II||2|
|ELECTIVE||choice - General Elective||1.5-3|
|GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORY||choice - see Liberal Arts Elective**||3|
|choice - see Other World Civilizations* G9||3||TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS|
|GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORY||15|
*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.
The Gen. Ed. Foreign Language requirement (G8) has been waived for the Illustration major.
History of Art and Civilization: 3 credits
CHOICE of any HA course.
Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
CHOICE of any non-HA course that meets the General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9).
**Liberal Arts Elective: 3 credits
These liberal arts credits must be in non-HA courses.
***Meets NASAD Art/Design History Requirements.
A four-semester evening/weekend option is available for this degree program (see Curricula or visit the FIT website at fitnyc.edu/evening_weekend). The sequence of courses is the same as that listed on this page.