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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00760     HEGIS 5012

The major in Communication Design Foundation is a foundation program that provides qualified students the opportunity to advance to baccalaureate programs in Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Packaging Design, and Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design, as well as entry-level positions in advertising agencies, graphic and corporate communications companies, and publishing firms. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2018. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREACD 116 - Design Studio Intensive I3
CD 126 - Digital Graphics Intensive I2
CD 173 - Typography I2
CD 234 - Color Studies2
CD 235 - Design History3
RELATED AREAAD 216 - Foundation in Advertising Design2
PK 216 - Foundation in Packaging Design2
Semester 2
MAJOR AREACD 216 - Design Studio Intensive II3
CD 226 - Digital Graphics Intensive II2
CD 232 - Visual Language2
CD 273 - Typography II2
RELATED AREACT 244 - Introduction to Web Design2
DE 216 - Foundation in Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design2
GD 216 - Foundation in Graphic Design2
 Total Credits: 31

If you are a high school student 

You may apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program. On completing that degree, many students choose to apply to FIT's two-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in Advertising DesignGraphic DesignPackaging Design, or Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design.

If you have an AAS from FIT

You may apply to another AAS program. If admitted, you will have to take only major courses, not liberal arts. A one-year AAS is offered for eligible students with an FIT degree.

If you have credits or a degree from another college

You may apply to the Communication Design AAS program as a transfer student. A one-year AAS is offered for eligible transfer students from accredited colleges. Your credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. See transfer credit evaluation. Applicants to this program are expected to submit a competitive portfolio.

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