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Ashcan Student Fashion Design Work

FIT’s priority application deadline for Fall 2017 is fast approaching. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible to ensure they complete their applications on time.

2017 Priority Deadlines – Fall 2017: January 1, 2017

 

January 1:   Submit SUNY application
 February 1:   Submit application requirements to FIT:

– high school transcript

– admissions essay

– portfolio (for art & design applicants only)

How to Apply

STEP ONE – FILE THE SUNY APPLICATION ONLINE

After you apply, you’ll receive confirmation that your application has been received. The first letter will come from the SUNY Application Services Center. The second confirmation will be sent from FIT to the email address indicated on your SUNY application and will contain your username and password for your MyFIT account.

It can take 7-10 days to receive the email from FIT after submitting the SUNY application.

STEP TWO – SUBMIT FIT’S SUPPLEMENTAL ADMISSIONS MATERIALS 

ADMISSIONS ESSAY

After receiving the initial confirmation from FIT, you will receive a second email providing an individualized link to submit your essay, and, if you are a transfer student, a list of your in-progress courses.

Your essay should answer the following questions: What makes you a perfect candidate for FIT? Why are you interested in the major you are applying to? The essay is also your chance to tell us more about your experiences, activities and accomplishments. (No more than 750 words, please.) If you are a transfer student, you will be prompted to submit information about your in-progress courses, including course name and numbering and the name of the school you are currently attending.

SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS 

Arrange to have all official secondary and post-secondary transcripts sent directly from your schools to FIT. Transcripts may be sent by mail or hand-delivered in the sealed envelope to the address below.

Fashion Institute of Technology
Office of Admissions, Room C139
227 W. 27th St.
New York City 10001-5992

FIT will only accept academic documents that have been officially attested (bearing the stamp and signature of the Registrar or designated officer) and placed in a sealed envelope by the issuing institution or awarding authority.

As an alternative to mailing, FIT will accept electronic transcripts from the following approved vendors:

  • Parchment
  • Naviance by Hobsons
  • SUNY Counselor Connect
  • Credential Solutions

Documents from all institutions must be provided (with no exceptions), regardless of the type of institution, subjects taken, or their relevance to FIT. Such documents should include all subjects taken, all grades/marks earned, and any degrees awarded. If you are a high school student earning college credit, please forward a transcript from the awarding college or university.

Home-schooled applicants are encouraged to review the SUNY policy for providing appropriate proof of graduation.

Official AP and/or CLEP scores, if any, are required when available. Official IB (International Baccalaureate) diplomas or certificates, if any, must be provided by the IBO.

International applicants:
If you have studied abroad, or you attended secondary or post-secondary school(s) outside the U.S., please submit your academic documents from schools outside the U.S. to World Education Services (WES) not to FIT.   See Undergraduate International Applicants for more information on submitting transcripts.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION MATERIALS

PORTFOLIO 

Art and Design applicants must submit a portfolio. You will be invited to submit your portfolio once your SUNY application has been received and processed by FIT. Please do not submit any artwork with your application.

Business and Technology applicants may not submit a portfolio and materials received for these majors will not be reviewed or considered.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY – TOEFL, IELTS, OR PTE SCORE

Students whose first language is not English must provide an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score, or a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score regardless of the time lived in the United States. See the section under English Proficiency for more information.

SAT AND ACT SCORES

SAT and ACT test scores are not required for admissions purposes. They are, however, required for the Honors Program. They are also required for placement into your English and Math classes at FIT. Use FIT school code 2257 when sending SAT scores, and code 2744 when sending ACT scores. Learn more.

International Students who have not taken the SAT or ACT exams will take the FIT Placement Exams before registering for any English, Math and Science courses.

Please be aware that documents submitted become the property of FIT and will not be returned. This includes official transcripts, test scores and portfolio submissions. 

For more specific information, see the following:

Additionally, I would like to take this time to remind you of FIT’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and partner with you in identifying potential applicants. EOP is open to New York State students who may have faced academic and financial challenges, but demonstrate strong potential and a commitment to achieving academic success.

Students admitted to the EOP program receive additional academic, financial, and personal support services to assist them with completing their degrees. By selecting EOP on the SUNY application, students will be considered for this program and will be required to submit financial documents in addition to the application requirements listed above.

 

Ashcan Student Fashion Design Work

 

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FIT Design Tests- Fashion Design & Accessories Design

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FIT 

Fashion Design 

PART ONE: Design Test

Project One: Mix-and-Match Designs

  • Create a mood/inspiration page for the following mix-and-match designs. The mood page should include an image(s) that has inspired you to create these designs. Include a short written explanation of how the designs have been inspired by the mood page image(s). Also list the destination and season of the year that these designs will be worn in.
  • Draw original garment designs in color using the medium of your choice. Show mix-and-match separates that work together.

1) Design a jacket

2) Design a top (use the top twice, once on each figure)

3) Design pants

4) Design a skirt

  • Sketch the designs in color on two figures. Include back views of the garments on a figure or as a flat sketch. Attach actual fabric swatches and identify the fabrics on the front of the sketches. Note: Original artwork can be computer generated.

Reminder: Only color copies are to be submitted for this project.

Note: For ePortfolio review, submit digital pictures of your mood page as well as your mix-and-match design sketches. Images submitted must be properly oriented (i.e. not upside down or sideways).

How To Submit Your ePortfolio: General Instructions. Name your mix-and-match design pages in order as follows: yourlastname_1-1.jpg, yourlastname_1-2.jpg, yourlastname_1-3.jpg. Your file names should use all lowercase extensions. Also, when uploading your image(s) in step 2, use the ”File Description” text box on the image upload page to include a short written explanation of how the designs have been inspired by the mood page image(s).

For Mail-In review, please send 8 1⁄2 inch x 11 inch color copies of your mood page and mix-and-match designs and include a photo of the image that inspired your designs. Do not mail your original artwork – it will not be returned.

For In-Person review, bring 8 1⁄2 inch x 11 inch color copies of the original mood page and mix-and-match designs with you, as well as the image of your inspiration and be prepared to discuss what inspired you to compose this work.

Note: Nothing submitted will be returned. Also do not submit work on art boards or mats. CDs, DVDs, flash drives, slides, binders, sketchbooks, plastic sleeves and portfolio cases are not acceptable.

Project Two: Fashion Design Artwork

Submit four sketches of your original fashion design artwork.

  • Draw original designs in color using the medium of your choice. Note original artwork can be computer generated. Design sketches are to be on full-length fashion figures with back views.
  • Include 2 inch x 2 inch fabric swatches on the front of each sketch, identify the type of fabric (e.g. 100% wool gabardine).
  • Include a short written explanation of the inspiration.
  • Note Only color copies of your sketches are to be submitted.

Note for ePortfolio review, submit digital pictures of your sketches. Images must be properly oriented (i.e. not upside down or sideways).

How To Submit Your ePortfolio: General Instructions. Name your Fashion Design Artwork sketches in order as follows: yourlastname_2-1.jpg, yourlastname_2-2.jpg, yourlastname_2-3.jpg, yourlastname_2-4.jpg. Your file names should use all lowercase extensions. Also, when uploading your image(s) in step 2, use the“File Description” text box on the image upload page to include a short written explanation of the inspiration.

For Mail-In review, please send 8 1⁄2 inch x 11 inch color copies of your four original sketches.

For In-Person review, bring 8 1⁄2 inch x 11 inch color copies of your sketches with you and be prepared to discuss what inspired you to compose this work. Do not mail your original artwork – it will not be returned.

Note: Nothing submitted will be returned. Also do not submit work on art boards or mats. CDs, DVDs, flash drives, slides, binders, sketchbooks, plastic sleeves and portfolio cases are not acceptable.

PART TWO: Sewing Test Project Three: Garment Samples

Submit photographs of a maximum of three garments you have sewn (include front and back views). Samples are to demonstrate knowledge of construction. Originality, creativity, and design aesthetic are valued. Clothing is to be photographed on a person or dress mannequin. Garments can be created from commercial patterns or you can develop your own patterns or drape the design. Garment examples should be sewn. Do not show existing garments that have just been decorated.

Note for ePortfolio review, submit digital pictures of your garments. Images must be properly oriented (i.e. not upside down or sideways).

How To Submit Your ePortfolio: General Instructions. Name your Garment Samples in order as follows: yourlastname_3-1.jpg, yourlastname_3-2.jpg, yourlastname_3-3.jpg. Your file names should use all lowercase extensions.

For Mail-In review, Do not mail actual garments—they will not be returned. Mail photos of your garments on 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch paper.

For In-Person review, please bring your garments with you. If you cannot bring some garments, then you should photograph them on a person or dress mannequin. You will take all of your garments home after the portfolio review.

example by Jungmin:

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Accessories Design 

Portfolio submissions for Accessories Design consist of: a design test, a portfolio of original work, written essays, and a portfolio cover page. We want to understand your creative process in both written and visual components.

PART ONE: Design Test

The design test for Accessories Design includes a timed still life sketch of accessories from your personal collection. It also includes additional sketches of original designs to demonstrate color rendering and inspiration.

PART TWO: Your Original Artwork

As part of the requirements for admission to Art and Design majors, applicants must submit original work for evaluation by the FIT faculty. Applicants to the Accessories Design AAS program are expected to submit one option demonstrating either technical capacity (digital manipulation of an original drawing) OR creative arts (photographs and creative art samples).

PART THREE: Written Essay

You will be required to provide a short essay. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashcan Art’s Pre-College Summer Program 2016

Your portfolio is THE MOST critical component to a College application

Discover your Unique Creative Vision & start/complete an Outstanding Portfolio this Summer

Ashcan Art‘s Pre-College Summer Program 2016

REGISTER TODAY

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Drawing for BFA admissions – DRAWING CLASS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11-3 & 4-8

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Sculpture for BFA admissions – SCULPTURE CLASS Wednesdays & Thursdays  11-3- & 4-8

 

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Design for BFA admissions – DESIGN CLASS Mondays & Tuesdays  11-3- & 4-8

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Model for BFA admissions – ARCHITECTURE Class Saturdays 4-8

 Fashion Design for BFA admissions, FASHION DESIGN Class Mondays 11-3 & 4-8

REGISTER TODAY

 

 

Get Ready for Art School HOME TESTS!

HOME TESTS for BFA Admissions

 

PARSONS

PARSONS HOME TEST “THE PARSONS CHALLENGE”

PARSONS CHALLENGE INSTRUCTIONS

All BFA, BBA, BS, and BA/BFA program applicants must complete the Parsons Challenge and submit it to the Admission Committee.

Submissions for the Parsons Challenge are accepted through SlideRoom only.

 

The Challenge: Explore something usually overlooked within your daily environment. Choose one object, location, or activity.

Using any medium or media, interpret your discovery in three original pieces. Support each piece of art with an essay of approximately 250 words. The series you create should convey a conceptual and creative response to the subject matter.

All forms of media are acceptable—drawing, video, photography, sculpture, 3D work, collage, digital images. You may choose to work in a consistent medium or vary the media.

The Parsons Challenge helps the Admission Committee understand how a prospective student develops ideas, creates a theme, visually communicates that theme, and defends the work in writing.

example: Langage by Sohee 15-Form of languages 17-Power of speech(A) 17-Power of speech(B)


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FIT

Fashion Design

PART ONE: Design Test

Project One: Mix-and-Match Designs

  • Create a mood/inspiration page for the following mix-and-match designs. The mood page should include an image(s) that has inspired you to create these designs. Include a short written explanation of how the designs have been inspired by the mood page image(s). Also list the destination and season of the year that these designs will be worn in.
  • Draw original garment designs in color using the medium of your choice. Show mix-and-match separates that work together.

1) Design a jacket

2) Design a top (use the top twice, once on each figure)

3) Design pants

4) Design a skirt

  • Sketch the designs in color on two figures. Include back views of the garments on a figure or as a flat sketch. Attach actual fabric swatches and identify the fabrics on the front of the sketches. Note: Original artwork can be computer generated.

 

Reminder: Only color copies are to be submitted for this project.

Note: For ePortfolio review, submit digital pictures of your mood page as well as your mix-and-match design sketches. Images submitted must be properly oriented (i.e. not upside down or sideways).

How To Submit Your ePortfolio: General Instructions. Name your mix-and-match design pages in order as follows: yourlastname_1-1.jpg, yourlastname_1-2.jpg, yourlastname_1-3.jpg. Your file names should use all lowercase extensions. Also, when uploading your image(s) in step 2, use the ”File Description” text box on the image upload page to include a short written explanation of how the designs have been inspired by the mood page image(s).

For Mail-In review, please send 8 1⁄2 inch x 11 inch color copies of your mood page and mix-and-match designs and include a photo of the image that inspired your designs. Do not mail your original artwork – it will not be returned.

For In-Person review, bring 8 1⁄2 inch x 11 inch color copies of the original mood page and mix-and-match designs with you, as well as the image of your inspiration and be prepared to discuss what inspired you to compose this work.

Note: Nothing submitted will be returned. Also do not submit work on art boards or mats. CDs, DVDs, flash drives, slides, binders, sketchbooks, plastic sleeves and portfolio cases are not acceptable.

Project Two: Fashion Design Artwork

Submit four sketches of your original fashion design artwork.

  • Draw original designs in color using the medium of your choice. Note original artwork can be computer generated. Design sketches are to be on full-length fashion figures with back views.
  • Include 2 inch x 2 inch fabric swatches on the front of each sketch, identify the type of fabric (e.g. 100% wool gabardine).
  • Include a short written explanation of the inspiration.
  • Note Only color copies of your sketches are to be submitted.

Note for ePortfolio review, submit digital pictures of your sketches. Images must be properly oriented (i.e. not upside down or sideways).

How To Submit Your ePortfolio: General Instructions. Name your Fashion Design Artwork sketches in order as follows: yourlastname_2-1.jpg, yourlastname_2-2.jpg, yourlastname_2-3.jpg, yourlastname_2-4.jpg. Your file names should use all lowercase extensions. Also, when uploading your image(s) in step 2, use the“File Description” text box on the image upload page to include a short written explanation of the inspiration.

For Mail-In review, please send 8 1⁄2 inch x 11 inch color copies of your four original sketches.

For In-Person review, bring 8 1⁄2 inch x 11 inch color copies of your sketches with you and be prepared to discuss what inspired you to compose this work. Do not mail your original artwork – it will not be returned.

Note: Nothing submitted will be returned. Also do not submit work on art boards or mats. CDs, DVDs, flash drives, slides, binders, sketchbooks, plastic sleeves and portfolio cases are not acceptable.

 

PART TWO: Sewing Test Project Three: Garment Samples

Submit photographs of a maximum of three garments you have sewn (include front and back views). Samples are to demonstrate knowledge of construction. Originality, creativity, and design aesthetic are valued. Clothing is to be photographed on a person or dress mannequin. Garments can be created from commercial patterns or you can develop your own patterns or drape the design. Garment examples should be sewn. Do not show existing garments that have just been decorated.

Note for ePortfolio review, submit digital pictures of your garments. Images must be properly oriented (i.e. not upside down or sideways).

How To Submit Your ePortfolio: General Instructions. Name your Garment Samples in order as follows: yourlastname_3-1.jpg, yourlastname_3-2.jpg, yourlastname_3-3.jpg. Your file names should use all lowercase extensions.

For Mail-In review, Do not mail actual garments—they will not be returned. Mail photos of your garments on 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch paper.

For In-Person review, please bring your garments with you. If you cannot bring some garments, then you should photograph them on a person or dress mannequin. You will take all of your garments home after the portfolio review.

example by Jungmin:

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Accessories Design 

Portfolio submissions for Accessories Design consist of: a design test, a portfolio of original work, written essays, and a portfolio cover page. We want to understand your creative process in both written and visual components.

PART ONE: Design Test

The design test for Accessories Design includes a timed still life sketch of accessories from your personal collection. It also includes additional sketches of original designs to demonstrate color rendering and inspiration.

PART TWO: Your Original Artwork

As part of the requirements for admission to Art and Design majors, applicants must submit original work for evaluation by the FIT faculty. Applicants to the Accessories Design AAS program are expected to submit one option demonstrating either technical capacity (digital manipulation of an original drawing) OR creative arts (photographs and creative art samples).

PART THREE: Written Essay

You will be required to provide a short essay. 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.

example by Joeun:

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Advertising Design

Show us your best work

Your portfolio should include projects from your major design classes that reflect your knowledge, skill, and creativity in graphic design and/or advertising.

After the FIT Admissions Office has reviewed your application for eligibility, you will receive instructions regarding your portfolio.

example by Jihyun:

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Communication Design 

Portfolio submissions for Communication Design Foundation consist of: a design test, a portfolio of original work, written essays, and a portfolio cover page. We want to understand your creative process in both written and visual components. We ask that you put thought into your process and work to create original creative art that reflects your unique self-expression and special quirks. We want to see who you are in your design process.

PART ONE: Design Tests

The Design Test is a very important part of the total portfolio evaluation. We request that you put thought and effort into the concept, design, and execution of these projects. Students applying to the Communication Design Foundation AAS program are asked to create a self-portrait; to illustrate steps necessary to complete a physical action; and to create a 3-dimensional model of a room or space.

PART TWO: Your Original Artwork

Your selection of original artwork should be new or very recent. It should demonstrate the following: drawing ability; conceptual ability; sense of color, design, and composition; computer design skills; ability to work in a variety of media; and your personal interest in art or design.

PART THREE: Written Essays

You will be required to complete a series of short essays. 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.

example by Yoonsun:

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Computer Animation and Interactive Media

You should have completed the following prerequisite courses (or their equivalent) before you apply. Work from these courses should be included in your portfolio at the time of your interview which takes place in early spring semester.

  • CG211 – Computer Assisted Design / Photoshop
  • CG212 – Introduction to 3D Modeling / 3DS Max or other
  • CG213 – 2D Animation / Photoshop and AfterEffects)
  • CG221 – Design and Authoring for Interactive Media I

Your Computer Animation and Interactive Media portfolio should contain drawings, computer files, and examples of your major design work:

  • Drawings – Drawings should be of people, animals, and nature studies, done from direct observation. Copying from two-dimensional images is not recommended. Include gesture drawings and quick sketches in original format and size, if possible. Sketchbooks are also recommended. Drawings may be in pencil/ink, marker, charcoal, etc.
  • Computer Files – Please bring a list specifying all files and file formats.
  • Please bring work from the prerequisite courses (or their equivalents) including After Effects, interactive work in Flash/ActionScript (work using other scripting languages can also be presented) and 3D models as 3D Studio Max, Maya, or Softimage files. Work from other 3D programs should be rendered in Photoshop readable files with multiple views. Bring all the 3D models you have including exercises and work in progress.
  • Portfolio examples of work from your major.
  • No slides, please. Computer work may be presented on CD, DVD, portable drive, or laptop.

Please also refer to our general Portfolio Requirements page.

example by Jason:

06. Not the 100 Acre Woods

 

Fabric Styling 

Applicants must submit two presentation boards as described below:

Submit one apparel and one home furnishings board.

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Submit two boards from the same area of interest mentioned above.

FABRIC STYLING BOARDS

  • Boards should be executed on black illustration board or black foam core board.
  • Boards should be approximately 12″ x 17″.
  • Select a season and a theme for each board.
  • Each board should have at least six (6) patterned fabric swatches and at least six (6) more solid color swatches. (12 swatches minimum)
  • The fabric swatches can be scanned or you can use actual fabric.
  • The solid color swatches can be paint chip samples from any paint store.
  • Boards should have photos, pictures from magazines, or your own art work illustrating the theme.
  • CDs of boards may be submitted for mail in portfolios.

The following is an example of a possible board:

  • floral spring apparel theme
  • 6 floral fabric swatches
  • 6 solid color chips that pick up the colors in the fabric swatches
  • a selection of pictures relating to the theme of the fabrics
  • you would NOT use dark, winter colors if this is a Spring board
  • you would NOT use woolen fabrics if this is a Spring board
  • mount these components imaginatively and neatly

PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Print your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, and STUDENT ID on the back of each board.

In-Person Reviews:

Applicants must make an appointment by email or phone (boards will not be received without a scheduled appointment).

Sara_Petitt@fitnyc.edu

212-217-5189

Mail:

Fashion Institute of Technology

Attention: Professor Petitt, Fabric Styling

Room B-521

227 West 27th Street

New York, NY 10001

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Fine Art

Portfolio submissions for Fine Arts consist of: artwork, written essays, and a portfolio cover page. We want to understand your creative process in both written and visual components.

PART ONE: Artwork

Applicants to the Fine Arts AAS program are expected to submit a competitive selection of work. Present what you believe to be the very best examples of your work. Submissions are limited to 12 to 20 individual pieces in a variety of media (except Photography).

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.

example by Jinyoug:

9. Perseus Slaying Medusa

 

Graphic Design 

Show us your best work

Your portfolio should include projects from your major design classes that reflect your knowledge, skill, and creativity in graphic design and/or advertising.

After the FIT Admissions Office has reviewed your application for eligibility, you will receive instructions regarding your portfolio. Please also refer to the general portfolio guidelines.

example by Nicole:

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Illustration 

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.

example by Minah:

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Interior Design 

Portfolio submissions for Interior Design consist of: a design test, a portfolio of original work, written essays, and a portfolio cover page. We want to understand your creative process in both written and visual components.

PART ONE: Design Test

The Design Test is a very important part of the total portfolio evaluation. We request that you put thought and effort into the concept, design, and execution of these projects. As an interior design applicant, you will be required to submit a floor plan, a three-dimensional model of a space, a furniture sketch, and a functional object design.

PART TWO: Your Original Artwork

Your portfolio will be evaluated by Interior Design faculty who will be looking for: a sense of design; imagination and creativity; freehand drawing, sketching, visualization ability; sensitivity to color, line, proportion, texture and materials; analysis of form; diversity of interest in related arts, crafts or technology (examples: sculpture, graphics, ceramics, textile design, photography, computer graphics, etc.), and organization and neatness of portfolio presentation.

PART THREE: 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.

example by Sunghak

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Jewelry Design

Portfolio submissions for Jewelry Design consist of: a design test, a portfolio of original work, written essays, additional essays for one-year full-time degree applicants, and a portfolio cover page. We want to understand your creative process in both written and visual components.

PART ONE: Design Test

The Design Test is a very important part of the total portfolio evaluation. We request that you put thought and effort into the concept, design, and execution of these projects. As a jewelry design applicant, you will be required to complete a sketching test using a new original design. You will also complete an inspiration test, designing a piece of wearable jewelry for a living or historic icon.

PART TWO: Your Original Artwork

As part of the requirements for admission to Art and Design majors, applicants must submit original work for evaluation by the FIT faculty. Applicants to the Jewelry Design program are expected to submit a competitive selection of their best original artwork–both two-dimensional and three-dimensional.

One-Year Full-Time Associate Degree Studio Option applicants: you must include finished jewelry or metal objects you have created by your own hand; this is in addition to any beadwork, wire wrapping, or “found materials” items you may have.

PART THREE: 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 FOUR: Additional Essays for One-Year Full-Time AAS Applicants

 

example by Samantha: 
13. Flooded Dreams

 

Menswear

Portfolio submissions for Menswear consist of: a design test, a sewing test, a written essay, and a portfolio cover page. We want to understand your creative process in both written and visual components.

PART ONE: Design Test

You will be required to create a mood/inspiration page for a selection of original mix-and-match garment designs. You will also be required to submit sketches of your original fashion design artwork.

PART TWO: Your Original Artwork

Prospective menswear students are asked to submit photographs of garments they have sewn to demonstrate knowledge of construction. Originality, creativity, and design aesthetic are valued.

PART THREE: Written Essays

You will be required to provide a 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.

example by Yul:

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Packaging Design 

What should your portfolio consist of?

Your portfolio should consist of artwork from your major and related-area classes and/or the equivalent coursework that demonstrates your knowledge, skill, and creativity in design communication.  You portfolio should be a neatly organized assembly of your work. Only the strongest work should be presented. Old work or work that you consider weak or have to make excuses for should not be included. The actual pieces should be in the portfolio NOT photographs of them (unless they are significantly over-sized pieces). Approximately 10-15 pieces should be enough work to accurately reflect your abilities. In addition, sketchbook(s) and work that shows your creative development process are highly encouraged.

Items found in most portfolios of applicants to the Packaging Design Department include:

Resume

Evidence of specific skills

Creativity

Originality

Typographic Skills

Technical Skills

Design process/concept development and/or project development

Any work that provides an accurate representation of other abilities

If you have taken PK211 Introduction to Packaging Design or are currently in this course, any work accomplished to date can and should be included in the portfolio.

What is the portfolio interview?

The interview consists of a personal interview and portfolio review with two to four faculty. The interview is fairly brief so be prepared to express yourself effectively. During the interview present yourself and showcase your abilities. Be prepared and be on time.

After the Admissions Office reviews your application for eligibility, you will be contacted via email regarding your portfolio interview date and time.

What happens after the portfolio interview?

The portfolio and interview evaluations are submitted to the Admissions Office. The Admissions Office compiles the completed application, determines admission qualification and communicates with the Applicant.

example by Jiyeon:

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Photography

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 FITinfo@fitnyc.edu.

example by Joeun:

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Textile Surface Design 

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Portfolio submissions for Textile/Surface Design consist of: a design test, a portfolio of original work, a written essay, and a portfolio cover page. We want to understand your creative process in both written and visual components.

PART ONE: Design Test

The Design Test is a very important part of the total portfolio evaluation. We request that you put thought and effort into the concept, design, and execution of these projects. As an applicant to Textile/Surface Design, you will be required to submit a floral drawing test and a still life composition painting test.

PART TWO: Your Original Artwork

As part of the requirements for admission to Art and Design majors, applicants must submit original work for evaluation by the FIT faculty. Applicants to the Textile/Surface Design AAS program are expected to submit a competitive selection of original artwork, 8-10 images that may include the following categories: paintings, knits and wovens, collages, drawings, computer assisted designs, screen prints, printmaking.

PART THREE: Written Essay

You will be required to provide a 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.

example by Julia:

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Toy Design 

Show us your best work

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of past work, which includes a Take-Home Exam that is an integral part of the portfolio.

Your portfolio is a well-rounded art or design portfolio that reveals your drawing ability.

The Take-Home Exam and additional instructions regarding your portfolio will be provided by the Toy Design Department after the FIT Admissions Office has reviewed your application for eligibility.

If you have specific questions about the portfolio requirements, contact the Toy Design Department at 212-217-5120 or judith_ellis@fitnyc.edu.

Please also refer to our general Portfolio Requirements page.

example by Jihaye:

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CARNEGIE MELLON

A home test is a test required by some art schools as part of the application process.

Carnegie Mellon offers applicants the option of a Design Project in place of a portfolio. It is suggested that students complete the Design Project in addition to their portfolio to submit to admissions for evaluation.

The project details can be found here:

http://www.design.cmu.edu/files/designproject_090821.pdf

Assignment 1: Translation

Materials: Work directly on 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of paper.

Instructions: The overall goal is to create 3 drawings. First, create an observa- tional line drawing (no tone/gray values) of an actual hand held object of your choice. The size of this object should not exceed that of a shoebox. You may use any fine-line drawing medium such as a graphite pencil, ballpoint pen, felt-tip pen, etc. Second, translate your line drawing into two additional drawings— a drawing using a variety pencil weights (HB, B, 2B) to create tone/gray values and a composite image using flat shapes cut out of black construction paper and assembled with adhesive/glue.

Assignment 2: Expression

Materials: Digital camera.

Using a digital camera, create a photographic narrative of 5 images that tells a story about an object, environment, or an experience that happens over a period of time.

Assignment 3: Explanation

Materials: Work directly on 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of paper.

Instructions: Diagram a simple everyday task (like brushing your teeth) using no words or text. Your audience is children age 5. Consider the sequential steps, context, and objects involved while doing this task. Create this diagram by hand with pens, pencils, and/or markers.

Assignment 4: Impact

Materials: You pick! Please document accordingly.

Celebrate Design’s ability to create positive, meaningful change throughout the world. Design and build a functional “gift” piece that captures, engages, ignites, celebrates, reflects, the human spirit. Describe in a short paragraph what the gift is, who the recipient is, and the intended impact/effect.

example by Una:

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RISD

A home test is a test required by some art schools as part of the application process.

RISD asks students to complete a series of specific artworks at home to submit to admissions for evaluation.

Drawings: Submit two drawing samples, each done on a sheet of white paper measuring 16″x 20″ (40 cm x 50 cm).

We consider drawing to be as much about process as presentation and encourage you to consider your drawing submissions as exercises in experimental thinking and risk-taking more than as final presentations or examples of technical proficiency. We do not value any particular style of drawing more than another, so feel free to explore the full range of possible expression in your drawings. We are looking for work that reveals a distinct point of view.

Drawing #1 | Observe and draw a bicycle, or an interior space.

This drawing must be done using either graphite pencil or charcoal.

Drawing #2 | select one of the following options:

1.Create a drawing instrument. Make a drawing with the instrument you have created. Send the original drawing to us and upload an image of the instrument with your portfolio in SlideRoom.

2.Make a drawing that expresses sound, light, motion or time

For Drawing #2, you may use graphite pencil or any dry (fixable) medium, a water-based medium (such as ink, watercolor or gouache) or a combination. Do not use any oil-based medium or collage. Remember that whatever medium(s) you choose, the surface must be stable and you must be able to fold the paper (see below) in order to mail it to our office.

You may approach these two drawings in any way you wish. Other than the stated requirements related to paper size (16″x 20″), subject and medium – everything and anything else – are up to you. Using photographs as a source for your drawings, however, is not recommended.

Fold your drawings in half and then in half again to a finished size of 8″x 10″ (20cm x 25cm) and be sure to note your full name, date of birth and address on the back of each drawing. Drawings must be mailed to the Admissions Office in their original form, not submitted as reproductions.

example by Kaleen:

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COOPER UNION

The Cooper Union School of Art home test:

The School of Art home test consists of a number of visual projects to be completed in approximately 3-4 weeks and returned to The Cooper Union for review. The home test contains its own instructions to be followed explicitly, including portfolio submission. The home test is sent to all School of Art applicants via email on the same day after the online application deadline (mid/late December for Early Decision; late January for Regular Decision). There is a different home test for Early Decision and Regular Decision applicants, and the projects change each year.

 

Cooper Union Home test visual project instructions from past years:

Cooper Union Hometest questions 2013:

  1. A composition of object seen and defined from the point of view of another object.
  2. A blacklisted self-portrait
  3. A panoramic view of your closet.
  4. A sequence or series of 5 or more images that illustrates an object at varying weights.
  5. Desire.

 

Cooper Union Hometest questions 2011:

1- Three pieces of furniture and design a new one from the combination of all three.

2- An averted self portrait with emphasis on the ear.

3- A view up a steep incline.

4- A sequence or series of images that depicts observed changes in water over an extended period of time.

5-Doppelganger

example by Nahmee:

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FIT Portfolio Requirements

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Art and Design applicants must submit a portfolio once your SUNY application has been received and processed by FIT. Do not submit any slides or artwork until you receive a confirmation that your application has been received by FIT.

Portfolio Options:

•  ONLINE (preferred): The Online Portfolio Review option is the preferred method and the most efficient way to have your portfolio reviewed. This option is available for AAS applicants only.

•  MAIL

•  IN PERSON: Limited in-person portfolio review dates are provided on a space available basis.

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AAS Portfolio Requirements

Accessories Design
Communication Design
Fashion Design
Fine Arts
Illustration
Interior Design
Jewelry Design
Menswear
Photography
Textile/Surface Design
Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design

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FIT BFA Toy Design

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TOY DESIGN Eligibility

 

If you are a high school student 
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) preferably in one of FIT’s School Art and Design programs. On completing that degree, the student will apply to the two-year Toy Design BFA program. The Toy Design Department can provide information regarding the best course of study to guide you into the program.

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If you have an AAS from FIT 
You may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program if your AAS is from one of FIT’s School of Art and Design programs. Applicants are expected to provide a competitive portfolio. This includes a take-home exam, provided by the Department upon application, that is an integral part of the evaluation. If your AAS from FIT is not in an art or design related field, please schedule an appointment with the department chairperson to discuss your options.

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. Note: A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as an FIT AAS Art or Design program. Applicants are expected to provide a competitive portfolio. This includes a Take-Home Exam, provided by the Department upon application, that is an integral part of the evaluation. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to an AAS program.
  • You will have earned 60 credits toward a bachelor’s degree in an equivalent program at an accredited college. For admittance to the program, entering students must have completed 24 credits in design courses which exhibit visual literacy in the areas of drawing, design fundamentals, critical thinking, conceptual thinking, and basic computer skills. Applicants are expected to provide a competitive portfolio. This includes a take-home exam, provided by the Department upon application, that is an integral part of the evaluation.
  • If you are a graduate in related areas, such as mechanical industrial design, architecture, or engineering, you may also be considered. For admittance to the program ,entering students must have completed 24 credits in design courses which exhibit visual literacy in the areas of drawing, design fundamentals, critical thinking, conceptual thinking, and basic computer skills. Applicants are expected to provide a competitive portfolio. This includes a take-home exam, provided by the Department upon application, that is an integral part of the evaluation.

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 fitinfo@fitnyc.edu. The Toy Design Department can help you with questions regarding your portfolio and the take home exam, please contact the chairperson at judith_ellis@fitnyc.edu.

Please note that FIT AAS Art and Design students receive priority admissions consideration

Apply now.

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ASHAN STUDIO STUDENT WORK for FIT TOY DESIGN by Chaeyoung 

Portfolio Requirements

Show us your best workApplicants are required to submit a portfolio of past work, which includes a Take-Home Exam that is an integral part of the portfolio.

Your portfolio is a well-rounded art or design portfolio that reveals your drawing ability.

The Take-Home Exam and additional instructions regarding your portfolio will be provided by the Toy Design Department after the FIT Admissions Office has reviewed your application for eligibility.

If you have specific questions about the portfolio requirements, contact the Toy Design Department at 212-217-5120 orjudith_ellis@fitnyc.edu.

 

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ASHAN STUDIO STUDENT WORK for FIT TOY DESIGN by Chaeyoung

This is also the case for

FIT’s
Computer Animation and Interactive Media
Fabric Styling
Packaging Design
Photography and the Digital Image

 

FIT Application Procedure & Requirements

Checklist:

  • Application
  • School transcripts
  • TOEFL or IELTS
  • Essay
  • Portfolio

How to Apply

The Admission process in 2 steps.

 
STEP ONE – File the SUNY Application Online.
After you apply, you’ll receive confirmation that your application has been received. The first letter will come from the SUNY Application Services Center. The second letter will be sent from FIT to the email address indicated on your SUNY application.
It can take 7-10 days to receive the first email from FIT after submitting the SUNY application.
 
STEP TWO – Submit FIT’s Supplemental Admissions Materials
Online Academic History and Essay form.
The Academic History and Essay form will be made available online after you have received your email from FIT mentioned in
To submit these forms, you’ll need to access MyFIT using the provided FIT Username and Password.
Your essay should answer the following questions: What makes you a perfect candidate for FIT? Why are you interested in the major you are applying to? The essay is also your chance to tell us more about your experiences, activities and accomplishments. (No more than 750 words, please.)
For the academic history form, you will be required to provide information for all secondary and post-secondary schools attended. Please be specific regarding dates of attendance, location and degrees awarded.
 
School transcripts
Arrange to have all official secondary and post-secondary transcripts sent in sealed envelopes directly from your schools to:
Fashion Institute of Technology Office of Admissions, Room C139 227 W. 27th St. New York City 10001-5992
FIT will only accept academic documents that have been officially attested (bearing the stamp and signature of the Registrar or designated officer) and placed in a sealed envelope by the issuing institution or awarding authority.
Documents from all institutions must be provided (with no exceptions), regardless of the type of institution, subjects taken, or their relevance to FIT. Such documents should include all subjects taken, all grades/marks earned, and any degrees awarded. If you are a high school student earning college credit, please forward a transcript from the awarding college or university.
International applicants:If you have studied abroad, or you attended secondary or post-secondary school(s) outside the U.S., please submit your academic documents from schools outside the U.S. to World Education Services (WES) not to FIT.See Undergraduate International Applicants for more information on submitting transcripts.
Additional application materials:
 
Portfolio
Art and Design applicants must submit a portfolio. You will be invited to submit your portfolio once your SUNY application has been received and processed by FIT. Please do not submit any slides or artwork with your application.
English Proficiency – TOEFL Score or IELTS Score  Students whose first language is not English must provide an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score whether or not they have been living in the United States. See the section under English Proficiency for more information.
*SAT and ACT test scores are not required for admissions purposes.
International Students who have not taken the SAT or ACT exams will take theFIT Placement Exams before registering for any English, Math and Science courses.
*Please be aware that documents submitted become the property of FIT and will not be returned. This includes official transcripts, test scores and portfolio submissions. 
 
PORTFOLIO EXAMPLES: