Explore a New Pathway

Whether you’re an adult who’s never attended college, completed only a few courses, have a college degree in a non-related creative area, or want to pursue a career opportunity in the creative industries, FIT is here to help you prepare for your next step. Select course titles below to see schedules and availability.

Sample a Major or Begin a Portfolio

Not sure if an FIT undergraduate major is right for you? Perhaps you’re thinking about applying to one of the majors in FIT’s school of Art and design and need a portfolio? Or do you want to start working in the creative industries? Adults can attend four-week workshops that provide a taste of a major and also help you begin creating portfolio pieces.

student painting on easel

Art Portfolio Intensive (SPT 001)

*Work can be used in CD, GD, FA, ID portfolio submissions.

student showing fashion drawings

Fashion Design Portfolio Intensive (SPT 002)

*Work can be used for FD portfolio submissions.

students working on project in class

Interior Design Portfolio Intensive (SPT 003)

*Work can be used for ID portfolio submissions.

Earn Credits Now

If you’ve already chosen a major of interest and are ready to commit, you can begin earning credits now or continue to develop more advanced portfolio pieces. Successful completion of these courses allow you to transfer credits to select undergraduate programs upon acceptance. Students enrolled in credit courses can access FIT’s campus resources, including technology, labs, and full digital and on-campus library privileges.

Life Drawing (FA 105)
Credits transfer to FA, FD AAS programs

Observational Drawing (FA 102)
Credits transfer to FA, ID, CD, AAS programs

Learn to Sew (FD 101)
Credits transfer to FD, LD, MW, AAS programs

Intro to Fashion Merchandising (FM101)
Credits transfer to FM, AC, AAS programs

Raise your GPA

If your high school transcript does not reflect your current academic abilities, or you’d like to begin earning transferable Liberal Arts credits now, these courses will help our Admissions team see you in a new light.

In conjunction with FIT's School of Liberal Arts, select credit courses are offered to students who wish to improve their GPA’s. Each course bears liberal arts credits that can be transferred to most colleges and universities. These courses are designed to broaden the student's understanding of the humanities, strengthen critical thinking and communication skills, develop a knowledge of the natural and social sciences, and prepare students to function effectively in a culturally diverse world.

English Composition (EN 121)

Geometry and the Art of Design (MA 142)