Applicant Qualifications
Students seeking admission to FIT’s Toy Design BFA program must first hold an Associate degree from one of the FIT programs listed below, or an equivalent degree from an accredited and approved institution.

This baccalaureate program is available to applicants from these FIT associate-level programs:

  • Accessories Design
  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Communication Design
  • Display and Exhibit Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Jewelry Design
  • Menswear
  • Patternmaking Technology
  • Photography
  • Textile/Surface Design

If you do not hold one of these degrees and still wish to apply, please schedule an appointment with the department chairperson to discuss your options.

Applicants to this program will be expected to provide a competitive portfolio. This includes a Take-Home Exam that is an integral part of the evaluation.

Transfer applicants are eligible to apply directly to the Toy Design BFA program if they have an Associate or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, or if they will have earned at least 60 credits toward a Bachelor's degree at an accredited college before enrollment at FIT. Applicants are expected to have already completed the same distribution of liberal arts courses required for a FIT AAS degree.

For more information about this program, please contact:
Judith Ellis, Toy Design BFA Chair
Room B231, 212 217.5120
By Appointment Only 

Admissions Information

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS: See above for degree requirements.

ADMISSIONS DEADLINE: The Admissions deadline date is January 1, 2013.

REQUIRED GPA: Please refer to the admissions website for entrance requirements. Portfolio review is required for all external applicants. All Toy Design applicants require an interview and must complete a take home exam.


Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of past work, which includes a Take-Home Exam that is an integral part of the portfolio.

Your portfolio is a well-rounded art or design portfolio that reveals your drawing ability.

The Take-Home Exam and additional instructions regarding your portfolio will be provided by the Toy Design Department after the FIT Admissions Office has reviewed your application for eligibility.

PORTFOLIO REVIEW DATES: Applicants must contact the Toy Design office to schedule an appointment to show their portfolios.

ADMISSIONS DECISIONS: Applicants will be notified of their admissions decisions by mail, via the Office of Admissions. Please do not contact the Toy Design department for your decision.