School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00753       HEGIS 5007 

The major in Photography 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 2015. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAPH 112 - Introduction to Photography3
PH 114 - Introduction to Digital Photography1
PH 131 - Lighting Principles2
PH 162 - Photographic Styling2
RELATED AREAFA 202 - Basic Design: 3D1
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*3
choice: see Art History*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAPH 113 - Photographic Techniques2
PH 115 - Advertising Photography with Medium Format3
PH 241 - Foundations of Color2
PH 272 - Photoshop I for Photographers2
RELATED AREAFA 108 - Basic Drawing1
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAPH 121 - Large Format Photography2
PH 231 - Electronic Flash4
PH 274 - Photoshop II for Photographers2
RELATED AREAAD 203 - Advertising Design and Layout2
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*3
choice: see Art History*3
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAPH 242 - Advanced Projects and Portfolio Development4.5
PH 262 - Professional Procedures for the Commercial Photographer2
RELATED AREACG 214 - Web Page Construction1.5
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 62.5
*Fall 2015 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
  • 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
  • Six (6) credits from Art and Design History courses: HA 112 (3 credits, required for all Art and Design majors), plus another 3-credit HA 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 and Photography and the Digital Image.