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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 in Applied Science (AAS) degree

Portfolio submissions for Photography consist of: a design test, written essays, and a Portfolio Cover Page. We want to understand your creative process in both written and visual components.

PART ONE: Design Test

Your design test should be organized; image quality should be consistent and represent areas of personal interest to you. Assemble your work to tell us what you would like us to know about you and your particular vision of the world. As part of a photography exam, you will be required to visually describe a person or object by photographing he/she/it in six different ways. You will also be required to submit a selection of images from your personal portfolio.

PART TWO: Written Essays

You will be required to provide a series of short essays (500 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.

PART THREE: Cover Page

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree

Candidates for the Photography BFA program, you must submit a portfolio of your work. Your portfolio should include at least 20-25 images. If you have made photo essays or longer series of work, we would like to see the entire projects.

Construct your portfolio so we can see where you are as a creative artist. Present the imagery that's most important to you.

We are looking for creativity, willingness to experiment, technical competency, attention to detail, and a sustained commitment to the medium of photography.

For more information on portfolio requirements for the BFA program, please contact Admissions at

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