If you are a High School Student
High school students should apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program. You may not apply directly to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. After completing the AAS, many students choose to apply to the two-year BFA program.
Applicants to the AAS program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio.
If you have an AAS in Fine Arts from FIT
If you have an AAS in Fine Arts from FIT, you may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program.
If you have credits or a degree from another school
You may apply to the two-year Fine Arts BFA program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at FIT:
- you will have an associate or bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college in a fine arts program that is equivalent to the FIT Fine Arts AAS program;
- you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent program at a regionally-accredited college.
A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as the FIT Fine Arts AAS program. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the AAS program.
*Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration to the BFA program.