You may not apply directly to the bachelorís degree program. High school students should apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program in Communication Design or Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design and after completing that degree apply to the two-year BFA program in Packaging Design.
If you have credits or a degree from another college
You may apply to the two-year Packaging Design BFA program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at FIT:
- you will have an associateís or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in a program that is equivalent to FITís Communication Design AAS or Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design AAS program.
- you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent program at a regionally accredited college.
- you will have an associate's or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in a program not related to the communication and visual presentation disciplines but have taken additional course work and have a portfolio to demonstrate visual communication skills and abilities.
A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as FITís†Communication Design AAS program. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must have evidence of visual communication skills by way of a portfolio. It is recommended that any perspective applicant that is not sure of their qualifications make an appointment with the Chairperson of the Packaging Design Department prior to applying to the program.
Applicants to this program will be expected to provide a competitive portfolio.