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Portfolio Requirements

NOTE: This is a summary of portfolio requirements. You must download complete portfolio requirements and instructions from the FIT Admissions Office in order to complete and submit your portfolio.


Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Portfolio submissions for Accessories Design consist of: a design test, a portfolio of original work, written essays, and a portfolio cover page. We want to understand your creative process in both written and visual components.

PART ONE: Design Test

The design test for Accessories Design includes a timed still life sketch of accessories from your personal collection. It also includes additional sketches of original designs to demonstrate color rendering and inspiration.

PART TWO: Your Original Artwork

As part of the requirements for admission to Art and Design majors, applicants must submit original work for evaluation by the FIT faculty. Applicants to the Accessories Design AAS program are expected to submit one option demonstrating either technical capacity (digital manipulation of an original drawing) OR creative arts (photographs and creative art samples).

PART THREE: Written Essay

You will be required to provide a short essay. Please respond thoughtfully and note that your answers do not replace the essay/academic history that you are required to submit as part of your FIT/SUNY application.


Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree Program

Your portfolio should include projects from your major design classes that reflect your knowledge, skill, and creativity in accessories design. After you have applied and your application has been reviewed for eligibility by the FIT Admissions Office, you will be contacted by the Accessories Design department with additional instructions regarding your portfolio.

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