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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.

Portfolio submissions for Communication Design Foundation 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. We ask that you put thought into your process and work to create original creative art that reflects your unique self-expression and special quirks. We want to see who you are in your design process.

PART ONE: Design Tests

The Design Test is a very important part of the total portfolio evaluation. We request that you put thought and effort into the concept, design, and execution of these projects. Students applying to the Communication Design Foundation AAS program are asked to create a self-portrait; to illustrate steps necessary to complete a physical action; and to create a 3-dimensional model of a room or space.

PART TWO: Your Original Artwork

Your selection of original artwork should be new or very recent. It should demonstrate the following: drawing ability; conceptual ability; sense of color, design, and composition; computer design skills; ability to work in a variety of media; and your personal interest in art or design.

PART THREE: Written Essays

You will be required to complete a series of short essays. 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.

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