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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 2017. 

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 of 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 2017 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 (SC 132
  • Six (6) credits from two (2) different areas in non-HA 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 HA 243.

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)
Students may take any available course in the following departments: Accessories Design, Advertising Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Communication Design, Computer Graphics, Creative Technologies, Entrepreneurship, Fabric Styling, Fashion Design, Film and Media (non-General Education designated courses), Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Home Products Development, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Menswear, Packaging Design, Textile/Surface Design, Toy Design, Visual Presentation and Exhbition 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.