You may not apply directly to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. High school students should apply to a two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program in an art- or design-related field, and on completing that degree apply to the two-year BFA program. The Toy Design Department can provide information regarding the best course of study to guide you into the program.
If you have an AAS from FIT
You may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program if your AAS is in an art or design field. Applicants are expected to provide a competitive portfolio. This includes a Take-Home Exam that is an integral part of the evaluation.
If you have credits or a degree from another college
You may apply to the two-year Toy 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 associate’s or bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a program that is equivalent to any FIT art or design AAS program. Graduates in related areas, such as mechanical industrial design, architecture, or engineering may also be considered.
- you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent program at an accredited college.
A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as an FIT AAS program. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to an AAS program.
Students with excellent drawing ability, sensitivity, curiosity, a sense of humor, and a passion for creativity are encouraged to apply. The Office of Admissions can help you with questions regarding eligibility, please contact email@example.com. The Toy Design Department can help you with questions regarding your portfolio and the Take Home Exam, please contact the chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration.