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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.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAPH 112 - Introduction to Photography3
PH 131 - Lighting Principles2
PH 162 - Photographic Styling2
PH 114 - Introduction to Digital Photography1
RELATED AREAFA 202 - Basic Design: 3D G61
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
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
HEALTH AND/OR PHYS EDchoice - PE/Health1
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAPH 121 - Large Format Photography2
PH 274 - Photoshop II for Photographers2
PH 231 - Electronic Flash4
RELATED AREAAD 203 - Advertising Design and Layout2
HEALTH AND/OR PHYS EDchoice - PE/Health1
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
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: 64.5

*Art and Design Programs: FIT's General Education and Art History Requirements 

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.      

  Associate Degree: (Effective for students entering AAS programs in Fall 2014)

  • 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/Design History courses: HA112 (3 credits, required for all Art & Design majors), plus another 3 credit HA course.                                                       

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 .