School of Art and Design
Applications accepted for fall only. NYSED: 89109 HEGIS 1099
The major in Toy Design prepares students for careers as children's product designers working with a variety of companies in the toy industry, from small specialty firms to major global corporations. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2018.
|MAJOR AREA||TY 326 - Toy Design I and Product Rendering||3|
|TY 327 - Drafting and Technical Drawing||3|
|TY 352 - The Toy Industry: Methods and Materials||3|
|RELATED AREA||FA 301 - Anatomy for Toy Designers||1.5|
|LIBERAL ARTS||SS 232 - Developmental Psychology *||3|
|MAJOR AREA||TY 313 - Soft Toy and Doll Design||3|
|TY 332 - Model Making and 3D Prototyping||3.5|
|TY 342 - Computer Graphics in Toy Design||2|
|RELATED AREA||MK 301 - Marketing for the Toy Industry||3|
|LIBERAL ARTS||HE 301 - Motor Learning: A Developmental Approach *||3|
|HA 345 - History of Industrial Design choice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*||3|
|TY 491 - Summer Internship: Toy Design**||4|
|TY 411 - Toy Design II and Product Update||2|
|TY 421 - Advanced Hard Toy: Design Engineering||5|
|TY 463 - Storybook Design and Licensed Product||3|
|TY 442 - Advanced Computer Graphics in Toy Design||2|
|LIBERAL ARTS||MA 041 - Geometry and Probability Skills *||1|
|MA 241 - Topics in Probability and Geometry *||3|
|MAJOR AREA||TY 414 - Games***||1.5|
|TY 461 - Business Practices for the Toy Industry||2|
|TY 467 - Professional Portfolio||4.5|
|RELATED AREA||PK 403 - Packaging for the Toy Designer||2|
|LIBERAL ARTS||choice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*||3|
|choice - see Liberal Arts Electives*||3|
|TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS|
Fall 2018 Requirements: see below
*Liberal Arts, Art History, and General Education: 19 credits
- Art History Requirements: 6 credits. HA 345 and CHOICE of (1) additional 3-credit History of Art course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9). See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization.
Social Sciences: 3 credits. SS 232
Health Education: 3 credits. HE 301
Liberal Arts Elective: 3 credits. Select a Liberal Arts course (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, 362, 461, and 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art), HE (Health Education) 201, or 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music) MU 202, 203, or 391, HI (History), MA (Math), 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.
If internship cannot be completed during the summer, a special independent study program will be arranged in the eighth semester.
If you are a high school student
You may not apply directly to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. High school students should apply to a two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) preferably in one of FIT's School Art and Design programs. On completing that degree, the student will apply to the two-year Toy Design BFA program. The Toy Design Department can provide information regarding the best course of study to guide you into the program.
If you have an AAS from FIT
You may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program if your AAS is from one of FIT's School of Art and Design programs. Applicants are expected to provide a competitive portfolio. This includes a take-home exam, provided by the Department upon application, that is an integral part of the evaluation. If your AAS from FIT is not in an art or design related field, please schedule an appointment with the department chairperson to discuss your options.
If you have credits or a degree from another college
You may apply to the two-year Toy Design 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 an accredited college in a program that is equivalent to any FIT Art or Design AAS program. Note: A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as an FIT AAS Art or Design program. Applicants are expected to provide a competitive portfolio. This includes a Take-Home Exam, provided by the Department upon application, that is an integral part of the evaluation. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to an AAS program.
- You will have earned 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent program at an accredited college. For admittance to the program, entering students must have completed 24 credits in design courses which exhibit visual literacy in the areas of drawing, design fundamentals, critical thinking, conceptual thinking, and basic computer skills, and at a minimum, 6 credits of Art History. Applicants are expected to provide a competitive portfolio. This includes a take-home exam, provided by the Department upon application, that is an integral part of the evaluation.
- If you are a graduate in related areas, such as mechanical industrial design, architecture, or engineering, you may also be considered. For admittance to the program ,entering students must have completed 24 credits in design courses which exhibit visual literacy in the areas of drawing, design fundamentals, critical thinking, conceptual thinking, basic computer skills, and at a minimum, 6 credits of art history. Applicants are expected to provide a competitive portfolio. This includes a take-home exam, provided by the Department upon application, that is an integral part of the evaluation.
Students with excellent drawing ability, sensitivity, curiosity, a sense of humor, and a passion for creativity are encouraged to apply. The Office of Admissions can help you with questions regarding eligibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Toy Design Department can help you with questions regarding your portfolio and the take home exam, please contact the chairperson at email@example.com.
Please note that FIT AAS Art and Design students receive priority admissions consideration