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Fine Arts - Two-Year 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. FIT catalog of their entering year.

The major in Fine Arts offers qualified students the opportunity to explore career opportunities in the applied arts and prepare to work as painters with additional background in sculpture and printmaking.

Semester 1
MAJOR AREA FA 113 Design I: 2D and Color 1.5
FA 114 Design II: 3D Form and Structure 1.5
FA 131 Life Drawing I 1.5
FA 141 Drawing I G6 1.5
FA 151 Painting I 3
LIBERAL ARTS HA 112 History of Western Art & Civ. G5 3
choice see Requirements* 3

Semester 2
MAJOR AREA FA 132 Life Drawing II G6 1.5
FA 142 Drawing II 1.5
FA 152 Painting II 3
FA 161 Sculpture I 3
FA 171 Printmaking I 1.5
RELATED AREA CG 111 Survey of Computer Graphics 1
LIBERAL ARTS HA 231 Modern Art G7 3
choice see Requirements* 3

Semester 3
MAJOR AREA FA 172 Printmaking II 1.5
FA 231 Life Drawing III 1.5
FA 251 Approaches to Abstract Ptg. I 3
FA 252 Painting III 3
FA 261 Sculpture II 3
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6

Semester 4
MAJOR AREA FA 232 Life Drawing IV 1.5
FA 253 Approaches to Abstract Ptg. II 3
FA 254 Painting IV 3
RELATED AREA PH 003 Basic Photography Studio 0
PH 103 Basic Photography 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6
ELECTIVE choice General elective 1.5-3

TOTAL Minimum Required

MAJOR AREA: 39 credits
RELATED AREA: 3 credits
LIBERAL ARTS: 24 credits
ELECTIVE: 1.5-3 credits
Health and/or Phys. Ed: 2 credits
TOTAL Minimum Required: 69.5 credits


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
EN 121 (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.

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
CHOICE of two: SS 131, 141, 151, 171 (any one of these meets G4).


Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Computer Animation and Interactive Media, Fine Arts, Textile/Surface Design, and Toy Design.

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