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.
|MAJOR AREA||CD 116 - Design Studio Intensive I||3|
|CD 126 - Digital Graphics Intensive I||2|
|CD 173 - Typography I||2|
|CD 234 - Color Studies||2|
|CD 235 - Design History||3|
|RELATED AREA||AD 216 - Foundation in Advertising Design||2|
|PK 216 - Foundation in Packaging Design||2|
|MAJOR AREA||CD 216 - Design Studio Intensive II||3|
|CD 226 - Digital Graphics Intensive II||2|
|CD 232 - Visual Language||2|
|CD 273 - Typography II||2|
|RELATED AREA||CT 244 - Introduction to Web Design||2|
|DE 216 - Foundation in Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design||2|
|GD 216 - Foundation in Graphic Design||2|
|TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS|
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 Design, Graphic Design, Packaging 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.