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The college offers 26 baccalaureate programs leading to either the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Admissions priority is given to FIT’s AAS graduates, although external applicants who meet the eligibility requirements are also encouraged to apply.

FIT’s AAS graduates who apply by the application recommended filing dates are given priority consideration for admission into the same major’s baccalaureate-level program. Applicants must have met the General Education   requirements and maintained the required GPA. Applicants who do not meet these criteria or who wish acceptance into another program may require an interview, or an interview and artwork evaluation.

The associate-level major pages show the recommended bachelor’s programs available to students from each of FIT’s AAS programs. Associate-level students who wish to apply to a baccalaureate-level program other than those recommended should review the courses on the applicable baccalaureate-level major pages and consult with the appropriate department chairperson for advisement.

Priority application filing date is no later than January 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring.

Admission Criteria for Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Applicants seeking admission to one of FIT’s bachelor’s degree programs must hold an AAS degree from FIT or an equivalent degree or 60 appropriate credits from a four-year bachelor’s degree program. They must also meet the appropriate prerequisites as required by the major, complete requisite art or specialized courses for the major, and have completed  the equivalent of FIT’s required AAS General Education requirements. Further requirements may include an interview with a departmental committee, review of academic standing, and artwork evaluation for all applicants to BFA programs.

Graduates of associate degree programs in the liberal arts are eligible to apply to upper division, Bachelor-level FIT major programs in Art History and Museum Professions, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, Direct and Interactive Marketing, Home Products Development, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries, and Textile Development and Marketing.  Additional information about stand-alone upper division BFA degree programs can be found here:  Admissions Requirements for 2-Year BFA Programs

Those applicants who have not completed the requisite specialized courses for a major must complete the required “bridge” courses or an appropriate one- or two-year degree program offered by FIT before they may be considered for admission to the college’s bachelor’s degree programs.

An earned bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited four-year institution ( US or International) exempts a student from General Education requirements except 3 credits in English composition ( i.e, composition taught in English); and for Art and Design majors, 6 credits of Art History.If required to take English composition (G1) or Art History, the student is expected to take the missing courses in the summer before starting the degree program.  

Please note, FIT BS and BFA degrees require additional general education/liberal arts courses as part of the degree requirements that must be taken along with any required prerequisite courses to earn a BS or BFA from FIT.

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