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Admissions Requirements

For general admission questions, please contact The School of Graduate Studies.

1. A Completed application may be submitted exclusively online from September 15 - February 15; there are no spring admissions. Applications submitted will receive a response within 4-6 weeks following the February 15 priority deadline. Applications accepted after February 15 will receive a reply as space permits. Applications will not be reviewed until all necessary elements are received.

2. Résumé and Essay

3. Transcripts

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in an appropriate major from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. Transcripts may be uploaded with your application; however, you must submit an official transcript in its original sealed envelope. These can be mailed to: 

School of Graduate Studies, Room E315

Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W27th Street, New York NY 10001-5992

FIT will accept electronic transcripts from the following approved vendors:

Parchment
Naviance by Hobson
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4. Testing Requirements

5. Letters of Recommendation

6. Interview

7. Additional Application Materials Required by Individual Programs

Art Market

Applicants must present the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Forward scores to the School of Graduate Studies (code 2257-5199).

Minimum of four college-level courses in art history.

Minimum of two years of college coursework in a foreign language appropriate to the chosen field of study. If you do not meet the Foreign Language requirement, you may be granted conditional acceptance requiring fulfillment of the coursework by the end of the second semester of study.

Fashion and Textile Studies

Applicants must present the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Forward scores to the School of Graduate Studies (code 2257-5199).

Minimum of four college-level courses in art history or related disciplines.

Minimum of two years of college coursework in a foreign language appropriate to the chosen field of study.

Though not required, it is strongly suggested that all students take one semester of Chemistry for general understanding and to allow for an easier decision for the conservation choice after the first year.  For those selecting the conservation emphasis, one semester of college chemistry is required before advanced conservation courses can be taken in the second year.

Sustainable Interior Environments

Preference will be given to candidates with a bachelorís degree and professional or educational experience in interior design, architecture, exhibition design, industrial design or other professions related to the built environment.

Exhibition Design

Portfolio Requirements:

Submission of 20 pieces of design work to include: Samples of drafting in AutoCad or Vectorworks; proficiency in Creative Suite programs including Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop; 3D digital rendering in 3D Studio Max, Sketchup or other programs. Additional work in sketching, hand rendering, other software applications  a plus. If you have examples of other forms of artistic pursuits such as photography, painting, sculpture or media, please include samples in your portfolio. Creative expression, looseness and playfulness are very appreciated in the candidate.

Submit your portfolio here.

Illustration

Applicants must have minimum three years of industry related work experience after earning a Bachelorís Degree in Illustration or related field.

Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Word.

Portfolio Requirements:

Submission of 15-20 pieces. Life drawings and drawings from observation MUST be included for consideration. Submit images as LOW-RES files (72 dpi).  Please submit using the format: Lastname_jpeg (number each illustration sequentially).  Submissions improperly prepared will not be considered. No slides, original work, nor direction to a website are accepted.

All portfolio submissions become the property of the School of Graduate Studies and will not be returned. Portfolios that do not follow the specifications will not be reviewed. Portfolios will not be reviewed unless an application has been submitted.

Submit your portfolio here.

Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing and Management

Prior to matriculation, candidates may be required to have satisfactorily completed undergraduate courses in principles in marketing, macroeconomics, and fundamentals in accounting or finance.

The program is designed for current industry professionals with strong senior management potential. Candidates must have a minimum of three years of related work experience. Preference is given to candidates with at least five years of work experience, global work or study experience, and foreign language proficiency.

Three letters of recommendation, including one from a college or university faculty member with whom you have studied and two from professionals with whom you have worked.

Select applicants will be contacted by the Office of Graduate Studies to schedule an interview and timed writing sample.

Completed applications may be submitted from September 15th through March 15th

Global Fashion Management

Applicants must present the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores. GRE test scores are preferred. Forward scores to the School of Graduate Studies (code 2257-5199).

Minimum of three yearsí work experience in a fashion-related industry, preferably on a managerial level.

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