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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 2015. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAFA 113 - Fundamentals of Design I: 2D and Color1.5
FA 114 - Fundamentals of Design II: 3D Form and Structure1.5
FA 143 - Foundation Drawing I3
FA 151 - Painting I3
GENERAL EDUCATIONHA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era3
choice - See General Education requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAFA 144 - Foundation Drawing II3
FA 152 - Painting II3
FA 161 - Sculpture I3
RELATED AREACG 111 - Survey of Computer Graphics1
GENERAL EDUCATIONHA 231 - Modern Art3
choice - see General Education Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAFA 231 - Visualization and the Human Figure I1.5
FA 261 - Sculpture II3
FA 255 - Intermediate Methods and Approaches - Painting III4
FA 271 - Intaglio2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see General Education Requirements*3
choice - See General Education Requirements *3
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAFA 232 - Visualization and the Human Figure II1.5
FA 256 - Intermediate Methods and Approaches - Painting IV4
FA 272 - Relief Printmaking2
RELATED AREAPH 003 - Basic Photography Studio0
PH 103 - Basic Photography2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see General Education Requirements*3
choice - See General Education Requirements*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL EDUCATION24
MAJOR AREA36
RELATED AREA3
 Total Credits: 63
 
*Fall 2015 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 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.