Fine Arts AAS


Fall Semester: February 1 - SlideRoom Fee (USD): $10

The Fine Arts portfolio submission consists of two parts:   a short essay and original artwork. In the Fine Arts program, foundation classes in two and three-dimensional design, as well as general and life drawing, prepare students for immersion in painting, sculpture and printmaking. Students are encouraged to develop their perceptual and conceptual skills to become sophisticated visual thinkers. They gain experience with a wide range of materials and processes. This program exposes students to current art strategies and art history as a way to develop a rich visual vocabulary.

You will submit a short essay and a portfolio of 12 to 20 pieces of original artwork.


Fine Arts AAS Essay

Please respond thoughtfully and note that your answer does not replace the essay that you are required to submit as part of your FIT/SUNY application.

What do you hope to accomplish at FIT, and how do you think an education in Fine Arts at FIT will impact your life? (Please answer in 350 words or less.)


Please submit 12 to 20 examples of artwork in any medium. (Please do not submit Photography.)

Applicants to the Fine Arts AAS program are expected to submit a competitive selection of work.  Present what you believe to be the very best examples of your work.  Please do not include work that copies photographs, anime drawings, cartoons or video game character designs.  Please be sure to note the media and original size of your work on each piece.  Acceptable forms of media include:

  • Drawings
  • Watercolors
  • Pastels
  • Paintings (photographs of large works are acceptable)
  • Prints
  • Sculpture or 3D designs

At least four of the pieces should be drawings from observation.

Images from sketchbooks are welcome, as they enable us to see how you think.

Please be sure to note the media and size of your work on each piece.

Provide 12-20 items. Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), PDFs (up to 10MB each) and Models (SketchFab)