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. On completing the AAS, most 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 Illustration from FIT
You may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. High school students may not apply directly to the bachelor's degree program. You should apply to the two-year AAS program, and after completing that degree apply to the two-year BFA program. Applicants to the BFA program are expected to provide a portfolio only if their GPA is below 3.0.
If you have credits or a degree from another college
You may apply to the two-year Illustration 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 associates or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in a program that is equivalent to the FIT Illustration AAS program OR
- 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 Illustration 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.
Applicants must submit a competitive portfolio.