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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00753       HEGIS 5007 

The major in Photography and Related Media 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 2016. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAPH 132 - Introduction to Light3
PH 141 - Creative Approaches in Photography1
PH 152 - Photography 1: Introduction to Photography4
RELATED AREAFA 118 - Fundamentals of Design for Photography2
ART HISTORYHA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements **3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAPH 153 - Photography 2: Photographic Techniques3
PH 172 - Photographic Post-Production2
RELATED AREACG 121 - Applications for Social Media2
choice - see Related Area Electives**2
ART HISTORYHA 243 - History of Photography3
GENERAL EDUCATIONSC 132 - Color Science for Photography3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAPH 251 - Photography 3: Advanced Photographic Solutions3
PH 275 - Digital Media Techniques3
RELATED AREAVP 211 - Styling, Prop and Set2
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*3
choice - see Requirements**3
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAPH 252 - Photography IV: Project Development4
PH 253 - Traditional Photography2
PH 265 - Professional Procedures/Contemporary Trends3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives**2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 63.5

*Fall 2016 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.

**Related Area Electives:  4 credits (minimum)
CHOICE of any two to four courses (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 4 credits in: Advertising Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Computer Animation and Interactive Media, Creative Technologies, Entrepreneurship, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Home Products Development, Illustration, Interior Design, Toy Design, and Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design.

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.