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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 27871     HEGIS 1001

The major in Fine Arts provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop their artistic talent as painters, sculptors, and printmakers. It also enables them to assume a variety of positions in the art world, such as art handlers, experts in art transportation and installation, and preparators in gallery and museum settings.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFA 341 - Drawing Workshop/Experimental Drawing1
FA 351 - Painting V: Contemporary Concepts3
FA 361 - Sculpture III: Advanced Traditional Materials3
FA 371 - Printmaking III: Advanced Works on Paper1.5
RELATED AREACG 211 - Computer-Assisted Design2
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Foreign Language* G83
HA 331 - Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFA 352 - Painting VI: Sources of Painted Imagery3
FA 363 - Sculpture: Casting as a Creative Medium3
FA 471 - Advanced Experimental Printmaking1.5
RELATED AREACG 214 - Web Page Construction
  or 311 - 2D Computer Image Generation
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5-3
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Foreign Language*3
HA 411 - Western Theories of Art3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFA 451 - Painting VII: Development of Personal Aesthetics3
FA 462 - Sculpture: New Materials3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Elective**3
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5-3
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see American History* G103
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFA 491 - Senior Project Thesis: Painting
  or 492 - Senior Project Thesis: Sculpture
IC 496 - Senior Internship B: Career Planning2
FA 411 - Interdisciplinary Media1.5
RELATED AREABE 403 - The Artist in the Marketplace3
GENERAL EDUCATION/ART HISTORYchoice - see Writing Elective*3
choice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
 Total Credits: 62-65.5

*Fall 2014 Requirements:  See below.

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. 

American History: 3 credits
CHOICE of any non-HA course that meets General Education American History requirement (G10).

Foreign Language: 6 credits
Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet G8.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
CHOICE of HA 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, or 226 (any one of these meets G9).

Writing Elective: 3 credits
CHOICE of FI 256, 321, 361, 362, 363, or 364.

**Related Area Elective: 3 credits
CHOICE of TD 101 or 227, or IL 133.