NYIT offers coursework in computer graphics, graphic design, and visual arts education that lead to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree through the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission is competitive, and fine arts applicants are required to submit portfolios of artwork, which are evaluated for artistic skills, potential and overall presentation.
Prior to specialized study, each area requires the same first-year foundation curriculum, which establishes principles of artistic concepts through emphasis on composition, design, color and drawing, and building a visual vocabulary. Exhibitions and critiques throughout the academic year allow students to reflect on their progress and assess strengths and shortcomings. The fine arts department's computer graphics and graphic design classes use of state-of-the-art hardware systems, as well as a wide variety of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and animation software applications. The computer graphics laboratories in Old Westbury and Manhattan are considered among the most advanced facilities in the metropolitan area.
Fine arts students take courses drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, computer graphics, computer animation, design for print and Internet, typography, and photography. Visit NYIT's Fine Arts Department webpage.
For a catalog description of the BFA program, visit the online catalog.