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Portfolio Requirements

student drawing in a sketch bookTo be considered for admission to an art and design major, applicants must submit a portfolio for evaluation by the FIT faculty. Below you will find the specific portfolio requirements for your chosen major. Only art and design applicants should submit a portfolio. Materials received for non art and design majors will not be reviewed or considered.

  • Art and Design applicants must submit a portfolio through SlideRoom. Materials received through mail or in-person will not be reviewed or considered.
  • After receiving confirmation that your application was received by FIT and reviewing the major-specific portfolio requirements below, you will receive an email from that includes a link to the portfolio for your major.
  • Check out Tips on How to Prepare a Portfolio and consider attending a National Portfolio Day or FIT Portfolio Preview Day prior to submitting your portfolio
  • Applicants to BFA programs in Accessories Design, Advertising Design, Computer Animation & Interactive Media, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Packaging Design, Textile/Surface Design, Toy Design, and Visual Presentation & Exhibition Design should not submit portfolios through SlideRoom. Applicants will be contacted by Admissions or the major department regarding submission of a portfolio either in person or via email.

Portfolio Requirements

Click on your chosen major to review specific portfolio instructions

SlideRoom Tips

  • Before starting a SlideRoom account, you will need to log in to your MyFIT account to retrieve your FIT Student ID number (Note: Your ID number is 9 digits, including the @)
  • You will be charged $10 to submit your portfolio in SlideRoom
  • Please select your intended entry term and major carefully; refunds are not awarded for any reason
  • You will only be considered for admission to the major that is listed on your current application
  • Do not submit more than one portfolio at a time
  • If you wish to be considered for a different entry term or major, email to request the appropriate change to your application. Once you receive confirmation your request has been processed, you may submit your portfolio
  • If you change your major after submitting your portfolio, you will be required to submit another portfolio for the new major, and an additional $10 fee will be assessed by SlideRoom