Associate Degree Program (AAS)
School of Art and Design
Applications accepted for fall only. NYSED: 00760 HEGIS 5012
The major in Communication Design is a foundation program that provides qualified students an opportunity to advance to baccalaureate programs in Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Packaging Design, and Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design, as well as entry-level positions in advertising agencies, graphic and corporate communications firms, and publishing firms.
|MAJOR AREA||CD 115 - Design Studio I||3|
|CD 173 - Typography I||2|
|CD 124 - Digital Graphics I||2|
|CD 134 - Capturing Creativity||2|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||EN 121 - English Composition G1||3|
|MAJOR AREA||CD 215 - Design Studio II||3|
|CD 224 - Digital Graphics II||2|
|CD 234 - Color Studies||2|
|CD 235 - Design History||3|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||choice see Requirements*||3|
|MAJOR AREA||CD 225 - Digital Graphics III||2|
|CD 232 - Visual Language||2|
|CD 273 - Typography II||2|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||choice see Requirements*||6|
|RELATED AREA||AD 216 - Foundation in Advertising Design||2|
|DE 216 - Foundation in Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design||2|
|GD 216 - Foundation in Graphic Design||2|
|PK 216 - Foundation in Packaging Design||2|
|choice see FA selectives**||1.5|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||see Requirements*||3|
|RELATED AREA||GD 244 - Introduction to Web Design||2|
|choice see Related Area Electives**||3.5-4|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||SS 131 - General Psychology||3|
|MAJOR AREA||CD 217 - Capstone Design Studio||3|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||choice see Requirements*||6||TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS|
*Art and Design Programs: FIT's General Education and Art History Requirements
FIT's Gen Ed 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.
Associate Degree: (Effective for students entering AAS programs in Fall 2014)
- Three (3) credits from each required area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2 and G3
- Six (6) credits from two (2) different areas in G4-G10
- Three (3) credits of any 200 or 300 level English literature or speech course
- Six (6) credits from Art/Design History courses: HA112 (3 credits, required for all Art & Design majors), plus another 3 credit HA course.
See list of Gen Ed approved courses under FIT's General Education Requirements and Courses. An FIT Gen Ed course cannot be used to meet more than one General Education area. Certain majors require specific courses. Please review your DARS audit to determine if a particular course is required by your major to meet General Education credits.
Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Packaging Design, Computer Animation and Interactive Media, and Toy Design. By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply to the Bachelor of Science program in Advertising and Marketing Communications.