School of Art and Design
Applications accepted for fall only. NYSED: 00753 HEGIS 5007
The major in Photography and Related Media offers qualified students a chance to prepare for positions as photographic studio assistants, corporate or advertising photographers, or entry-level entrepreneurs in fashion, illustration, and still-life photography. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2018.
|MAJOR AREA||PH 132 - Introduction to Light||3|
|PH 141 - Creative Approaches in Photography||1|
|PH 152 - Photography 1: Introduction to Photography||4|
|RELATED AREA||FA 118 - Fundamentals of Design for Photography||2|
|ART HISTORY||HA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era||3|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||choice - see Requirements **||3|
|MAJOR AREA||PH 153 - Photography 2: Photographic Techniques||3|
|PH 172 - Photographic Post-Production||2|
|RELATED AREA||CG 121 - Applications of Social Media||2|
|choice - see Related Area Electives**||2|
|ART HISTORY||HA 243 - History of Photography||3|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||SC 132 - Color Science for Photography||3|
|MAJOR AREA||PH 251 - Photography 3: Advanced Photographic Solutions||3|
|PH 275 - Digital Media Techniques||3|
|RELATED AREA||VP 211 - Styling, Prop and Set||2|
|ELECTIVE||choice - General Elective||1.5|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||choice - see Requirements*||3|
|choice - see Requirements**||3|
|MAJOR AREA||PH 252 - Photography 4: Project Development||3|
|PH 253 - Traditional Photography||2|
|PH 265 - Professional Procedures/Contemporary Trends||3|
|RELATED AREA||choice - see Related Area Electives**||2|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||choice - see Requirements*||6|
|TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS|
*Fall 2018 Requirements: see below
FIT's General Education and Art History Requirements for Art and Design Associate Degree Programs:
- Three (3) credits from each required area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2 and G3 (SC 132)
- 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
- Six (6) credits from Art and Design History courses:HA 112 (3 credits, required for all Art and Design majors), plus HA 243.
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.
**Related Area Electives: 4 credits (minimum)
Students may take any available course in the following departments: Accessories Design, Advertising Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Communication Design, Computer Graphics, Creative Technologies, Entrepreneurship, Fabric Styling, Fashion Design, FI 261, FI 361, FI 362, FI 461, FI 462, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Home Products Development, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Menswear, Packaging Design, Textile/Surface Design, Toy Design, Visual Presentation and Exhbition Design.
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 and Photography and the Digital Image.
If you are a high school student
You should apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program. High school students may not apply directly to the BFA program. On completing the AAS, many students choose to apply to the two-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program, Photography and the Digital Image.
Applicants to the AAS program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio.
If you have an AAS from FIT
You may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in Photography and the Digital Image if you are completing (or have already completed) an AAS in Photography.
You must be completing (or have already completed) the following courses:
- All Photography Major courses
- All Related Area courses
- English Composition (EN 121)
- Art History (HA 112)
- Math 3 credit requirement
- Science 3 credit requirement
Also, you must have taken:
- Math placement test (and, if required, 0 credit developmental course)
- English placement test
You can be within 6 credits of your AAS degree when you enter the BFA program, but the missing credits MUST NOT be from any of the above courses.
Please review your most current degree audit to ensure that you have satisfied all major course prerequisites required for entry into the bachelor's degree program.
Students missing any of the above will be placed on hold until the Admissions office receives an updated audit indicating corrections or summer registration.
If the courses are not completed, you WILL NOT be admitted to Bachelors Program.
If you have credits or a degree from another college
You may apply to the two-year Photography and the Digital Image 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 associates or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in a program that is equivalent to the FIT Photography AAS program
- you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent or related program at a regionally accredited college
A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as FIT's Photography 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.
Applicants to the BFA program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio.