Communication Design - Evening/Weekend Associate Degree Program - Fall 2011 Curriculum
This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2011 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.
The major in Communication Design is a foundation program that provides qualified students an opportunity to advance to upper division programs in Advertising Design, Graphic Design, and Packaging Design, as well as prepare for careers in advertising agencies, graphic and corporate communications firms, department stores, art studios, publications, and as freelance graphic designers.
Total Credit Requirements
|Major Area||29.5 credits|
|Related Areas||13.5 credits|
|Liberal Arts||24 credits|
|General Elective||1.5-3 credits|
|Phys. Ed.||2 credits|
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements (www.fitnyc.edu/gened).
G1 Basic Communication; G2 Math; G3 Science; G4 Social Science; G5 Western Civilization; G6 Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.
English/Speech: 6 credits
EN121 (G1) ( Prerequisite: College-level English as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate Educational Skills courses), and
CHOICE of EN 231, 232, 233, 236, 241, 242, 244, 245, or 253.
Fine Arts Selective: 1.5 credits
CHOICE of FA 103, FA 141, or FA 171.
History of Art & Civilization: 6 credits
HA 112 (G5), and
CHOICE of HA 111, 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 231, 311, or 314 (any one of these meets G7).
Mathematics: 3-3.5 credits
Graduation requirement: Arithmetic proficiency as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate developmental mathematics course(s).
CHOICE of MA 142, 161, 213, 222, 231, or 331 (any one of these meets G2).
Science: 3-5 credits
CHOICE of SC 111, 112, 121, 122, 045/145, 253, 326, or 032/332 (any one of these meets G3).
Social Sciences: 6 credits
SS 131 (G4), and
CHOICE of SS 141, 151, or 171.
UPPER DIVISION ALTERNATIVES
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Packaging Design, Computer Animation and Interactive Design and Toy Design. By completing certain course requirements, graduates may also apply to the Bachelor of Science program in Advertising and Marketing Communications.