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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00832     HEGIS 5012

Graduates in Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design may pursue opportunities in designing for retail projects, as well as museums, showrooms, events, and other themed environments.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREADE 123 - Design and Rendering I2
DE 131 - Studio Design: Product Presentation2
DE 161 - Professional Practices1.5
DE 141 - Display Graphics I2
RELATED AREAFA 141 - Drawing I1.5
PH 116 - Photography Basics2
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 2
MAJOR AREADE 124 - Design and Rendering II2
DE 142 - Display Graphics II2
DE 133 - Advanced Studio Design: Product Presentation2
RELATED AREAFM 101 - Survey of Fashion Merchandising3
ID 104 - Light/Sound/Motion1.5
ID 133 - Presentation Techniques I1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 3
MAJOR AREADE 125 - CAD for Visual Presentation2
DE 232 - Elements of Visual Merchandising1.5
DE 234 - Point-of-Purchase Display1.5
DE 236 - Studio Design/Exhibition1.5
DE 242 - Display Graphics III1.5
RELATED AREAPK 211 - Introduction to Packaging Design1.5
choice - see Related Area Elective**1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREADE 213 - Exhibition Design3
DE 243 - Exhibit Design Graphics1.5
DE 251 - Event and Promotion Design2
DE 262 - Portfolio Development1
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5-3
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 69-70.5

*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.                                                        

**Related Area Elective: 1.5 credits
CHOICE of FA 101, 104, or 142.

Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Accessories Design , Fabric Styling , Packaging Design , and Toy Design , and the Bachelor of Science programs in Art History and Museum Professions  and Home Products Development .