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Illustration - Two-Year Associate Degree Program, General Illustration Option - Fall 2012 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2012 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.

The major in Illustration offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for staff positions and a freelance career as illustrators in graphic design firms, ad agencies and publishing houses.

Semester 1
MAJOR AREA IL 114 Fashion Applications 1.5
IL 123 Principles of Illustration I
G6 1.5
IL 133 Anatomical Life Drawing: Illus. I 2
IL 141 Fashion Expression in Dwg. 1.5
IL 151 Dynamic Drawing Techniques 2
RELATED AREA PH 116 Photography Basics 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6

Semester 2
MAJOR AREA IL 124 Principles of Illustration II
3
IL 125 Photoshop for the Illustrator 2
IL 127 Applying Color to Illustrate the Written Word 1.5
IL 128 Perspective Drawing, Composition and Concept 1.5
IL 134 Anatomical Life Drawing: Illus. II 1.5
IL 152 Figure Drawing I 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6

Semester 3
MAJOR AREA IL 223 Illustration as Visual Communication I
3
IL 251 Figure Drawing II 1.5
IL 272 Illus. Rendering Techniques 1.5
RELATED AREA CD 201 Computer Typesetting and Design 2
CD 271 Designing with Type 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6

Semester 4
MAJOR AREA IL 225 Illustration Concept Techniques 1.5
    IL 227 Illustration as Visual Communication II   3
IL 231 Anatomical Life Dwg: Illus. III 1.5
IL 252 Figure Drawing III 1.5
RELATED AREA CD 122 Digital Layout I 2
FA 104 Sculpture - Basic G6 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6
ELECTIVE choice General elective 1.5-3

TOTAL Minimum Required

MAJOR AREA: 33 credits
RELATED AREA: 9 credits
LIBERAL ARTS: 24 credits
ELECTIVE: 1.5-3 credits
Health and/or Phys. Ed: 2 credits
TOTAL Minimum Required: 69.5 credits

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements (www.fitnyc.edu/gened).

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Math; G3 Science; G4 Social Science; G5 Western Civilization; G6 Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.

* REQUIREMENTS 

English/Speech: 6 credits
EN 121 (G1) (Prerequisite: College-level English as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate Educational Skills courses), and
CHOICE of EN 231, 232, 233, 236, 241, 242, 244, 245, or 253.

History of Art & Civilization: 6 credits
HA 112 (G5), and
CHOICE of HA 111, 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 231, 311 or 314 (any one of these meets G7).

Mathematics: 3-3.5 credits
Graduation requirement: Arithmetic proficiency as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate developmental mathematics course(s).
CHOICE of MA 142, 161, 213, 222, 231, or 331 (any one of these meets G2).

Science: 3-5 credits
CHOICE of SC 111, 112, 121, 122, 045/145, 253, 326, or 032/332 (any one of these meets G3).

Social Sciences: 6 credits
CHOICE of two: SS 131, 141, 151, or 171 (any one of these meets G4).

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, Illustration, Textile/Surface Design, and Toy Design

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