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Applications accepted for fall only.       NYSED: 30267      HEGIS 1011    

The major in Photography and Related Media provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop their abilities as freelance photographers, and to prepare them for a variety of positions within the photography industry and related fields. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2018. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAPH 352 - Photographic Concepts and Exhibition3
PH 373 - Digital Production Strategies2
RELATED AREAchoice - Related Area Elective**2
choice - Related Area Elective**2
LIBERAL ARTSHA 333 - Contemporary Photography and New Media3
choice - see requirements*3
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAPH 353 - New Documentary Practices2
PH 374 - Multimedia Workshop3
RELATED AREACG 251 - Digital Editing for Film and Video2
CT 331 - Media Integration for Photo and Video2
LIBERAL ARTSEN 324 - Writing on The Arts *3
choice - see requirements*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAPH 472 - Advanced Photography and Video Workshop3
PH 493 - Senior Photography Seminar4
RELATED AREAchoice - Related Area Elective**2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see requirements*3
HA choice - see other World Civilizations G9*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAPH 494 - Senior Photography Seminar II4
RELATED AREAIC 498 - Senior Internship D: Career Planning4
CT 432 - Self Promotion and Digital Portfolio2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see requirements*3
choice - see requirements*3
 Total Credits: 62.5

Fall 2018 Requirements: see below

*Liberal Arts: 24 credits

  • History of Art: 6 credits. HA 333  and CHOICE of any HA course that meets the General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9)
  • English and Speech: 3 credits. EN 324
  • Liberal Arts electives: 15 credits: Select Liberal Arts courses (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following subject areas:  CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film and Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 461, 362, and 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Mathematics), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages and Cultures), PE (Physical Education and Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses

**Related Area Electives: 6 credits. 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, FI 261, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Home Products Development, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Menswear, Packaging Design, Textile/Surface Design, Toy Design, and Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design.

NOTE: Students are encouraged to pursue academic minors.

If you are a high school student

You should apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program. High school students may not apply directly to the BFA program. On completing the AAS, many students choose to apply to the two-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program, Photography and the Digital Image.

Applicants to the AAS program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio.

If you have an AAS from FIT

You may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in Photography and the Digital Image if you are completing (or have already completed) an AAS in Photography.

You must be completing (or have already completed) the following courses:

  • All Photography Major courses
  • All Related Area courses
  • English Composition (EN 121)
  • Art History (HA 112)
  • Math 3 credit requirement
  • Science 3 credit requirement

Also, you must have taken:

  • Math placement test (and, if required, 0 credit developmental course)
  • English placement test

You can be within 6 credits of your AAS degree when you enter the BFA program, but the missing credits MUST NOT be from any of the above courses.
Please review your most current degree audit to ensure that you have satisfied all major course prerequisites required for entry into the bachelor's degree program.
Students missing any of the above will be placed on hold until the Admissions office receives an updated audit indicating corrections or summer registration.
If the courses are not completed, you WILL NOT be admitted to Bachelors Program.

If you have credits or a degree from another college
You may apply to the two-year Photography and the Digital Image BFA program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at FIT:

  • you will have an associates or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in a program that is equivalent to the FIT Photography AAS program
  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent or related program at a regionally accredited college

A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as FIT's Photography AAS program. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the AAS program.

Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration.

Applicants to the BFA program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio.

Apply now.