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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 the Illustration program consist of: a original artwork/drawing test, written essays, and a portfolio cover page. We want to understand your creative process in both written and visual components.

PART ONE: Portfolio Presentation

As part of the requirements for admission to Art and Design majors, applicants must submit original work for evaluation by the FIT faculty. Illustration applicants are required to submit original drawings and paintings created from direct observation. Applicants are also required to submit original work created from other sources. The portfolio presentation also includes an illustration drawing test produced from direct observation.

PART TWO: Written Essays

You will be required to provide a series of short essays (250 words or less). 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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