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In New York City, Art = Life

Join the vibrant art scene in New York, one of the world's great art centers. At FIT, you're part of a dynamic, creative community, at the doorstep of Chelsea's galleries and a short hop from the city's unparalleled museums and cultural resources.

In a hands-on studio environment, with working artists as your teachers and New York City as your extended campus, you will explore a wide range of creative possibilities, from traditional media to 3D design and multimedia. You'll graduate with the skills to pursue various opportunities in the applied arts or pursue a career as a practicing artist.


  • FIT's New York location enables us to attract a Fine Arts faculty of renowned professional artists, who are also gifted teachers.
  • In guest lectures and panel presentations, noted artists share their perspective on art and art-related careers.
  • study abroad program in Florence, Italy, in the last semester of the AAS program, provides the perfect setting for discovering thousands of years of art and architectural treasures.
  • The student Art Collective arranges trips to regional museums and art events and hosts an annual student exhibition at a New York City gallery.

In this program, you will:

  • experience the art world in an internship at a museum or gallery, such as the Museum of Modern Art or National Academy of Design, or in a professional printmaking studio or art restoration company.
  • broaden your perspective and hone your skills in the Fine Arts student clubs: Urban Studio focuses on creating a bridge between studio practice and the art community. Activities have included site-specific installations at Art Basel Miami Beach.