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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00827     HEGIS 5610

The major in Fine Arts offers qualified students the opportunity to explore career opportunities in the applied arts and prepare to work as painters with additional background in sculpture and printmaking. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2018. 

 
Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFA 120 - Materials, Techniques and Design1.5
FA 114 - Fundamentals of 3D Design1.5
FA 143 - Foundation Drawing I3
FA 151 - Painting I3
ART HISTORYHA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFA 144 - Foundation Drawing II3
FA 152 - Painting II3
FA 161 - Sculpture I3
RELATED AREACD 234 - Color Studies2
ART HISTORYHA 231 - Modern Art3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAFA 231 - Visualization and the Human Figure I1.5
FA 255 - Intermediate Methods and Approaches - Painting III3
FA 261 - Sculpture II3
FA 271 - Intaglio2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*3
choice - see Requirements *3
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAFA 232 - Visualization and the Human Figure II1.5
FA 256 - Intermediate Methods and Approaches - Painting IV3
FA 272 - Relief Printmaking2
RELATED AREAPH 100 - Photography for Artists2
CT 200 - Content Design and Research for Artists2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*3
choice - see Requirements*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ART HISTORY6
GENERAL EDUCATION18
MAJOR AREA34
RELATED AREA6
 Total Credits: 64
 
 
*Fall 2018 Requirements: see below


FIT's General Education and Art History Requirements for Art and Design Associate Degree Programs:

  • Art History: 6 credits. HA 112 History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era (3 cr.) and HA 231 Modern Art (3 cr.)
  • Three (3) credits from each required area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2, and G3
  • Six (6) credits from two (2) different areas in non-HA liberal arts courses in G4-G10
  • Three (3) credits of any 200- or 300-level English literature or speech course

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. 

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.  

Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Computer Animation and Interactive Media, Fine Arts, Textile/Surface Design, and Toy Design.

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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