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Admissions Requirements

For general admission questions, please contact The School of Graduate Studies

1.†Completed applicationmay be submitted from September 15 - February 15; there are no spring admissions. †Applications submitted will receive a response within 4-6 weeks following the February 15 priority deadline.† Applications accepted after February 15 as space permits. Applications will not be reviewed until all necessary elements are received.

2. Résumé and Essay

3. Transcripts

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in an appropriate major from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. Transcripts may be uploaded with your application; however, you must submit an official transcript in its original sealed envelope. These can be mailed to:†

School of Graduate Studies, Room E315

Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W27th Street, New York NY 10001-5992

Guidelines for International Student Credentials

All applicants educated outside the U.S. are required Applicants to have their credentials from those schools evaluated by World Education Services (WES). To ensure that your evaluation includes all of the information that FIT requires, please note:

FITís requirements may differ from WESís country-specific requirements.†

All schools listed on FITís application and resume/CV must all be listed on WESís application as well.

For FITís instructions and requirements go to : www.wes.org/fitgrad. For questions or problems regarding document submission, please email WES at FIT@wes.org.†

ATTENTION: WES evaluations constitute non-binding advisory opinions only. Where FITís assessment of any credential(s) differs from that of WES, FIT makes all final determinations regarding course/grade/credit/GPA equivalencies, and degree equivalencies.

Applicants with three-year bachelorís degrees:†

Regardless of the outcome of the WES evaluation, FIT does not recognize the three-year bachelorís degree (from India, for example) as equivalent to a U.S. bachelorís degree.

4. Testing Requirements

5. Letters of Recommendation

6. Interview

7. Program specific Requirements

Art Market: Principles and Practices†

Fashion and Textile Studies

Sustainable Interior Environments

Exhibition Design Portfolio Requirements

Submission of 20 pieces of design work to include: Samples of drafting in AutoCad or Vectorworks; proficiency in Creative Suite programs including Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop; 3D digital rendering in 3D Studio Max, Sketchup or other programs. Additional work in sketching, hand rendering, other software applications †a plus. If you have examples of other forms of artistic pursuits such as photography, painting, sculpture or media, please include samples in your portfolio. Creative expression, looseness and playfulness are very appreciated in the candidate.


Minimum of three years of industry related work experience beyond an earned bachelorís degree in illustration or related field.

Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Word.


Submission of 15-20 pieces. Life drawings and drawings from observation must be included. Submit images as LOW-RES files (72 dpi).† Please submit using the format: Lastname_jpeg (number each illustration sequentially).† Submissions improperly prepared†will not†be considered. No slides, original work, nor direction to a website are accepted.†All portfolio submissions become the property of the School of Graduate Studies and will not be returned.†

Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing and Management

Global Fashion Management

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