16 months
23586 USD/year
23586 USD/year
11542 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Exhibition and Experience Design from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY you will learn to create environmental experiences that inform, entertain, and inspire. You will focus on the designers role and relationship to other members of the exhibition team while considering the exhibition experience from the perspectives of communication, design, and fabrication.


Exhibition and Experience Design from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY is designed for candidates with professional experience as well as for recent graduates. (Students can also choose to take courses on a part-time basis) Drawing on a range of disciplines including interior design, graphic design, industrial design, exhibit production, architecture, and lighting, you will explore the methods, techniques, and technologies needed to create exhibitions for a variety of venues, from museums to trade shows to public spaces.

Graduates with Exhibition and Experience Design from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY will be able to:

  • create original exhibition concepts that drive the narrative design experience and illustrate those concepts, including key and supporting information;
  • interpret an exhibition’s content with accuracy and in a manner that is appropriate to the needs of the audience, client, venue, and illustrative of the narrative form;
  • research an exhibition’s various audience types, its client, and the unique qualities and regulations of the exhibition’s site;
  • render and graphically brand an exhibition environment that is comprehensive, innovative and highly experiential, meeting the project’s audience, educational, and design experience goals; and
  • generate print, digital, and 3-dimensional materials that clearly communicate an exhibition’s structural, graphic, and multimedia design elements, as well as the exhibition’s narrative dynamic and tone.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experiential Branding Design and Research
  • Illuminating the Exhibition Experience
  • Historical Perspective and Theory
  • Exhibition Design Studio
  • Exhibition and Planning Design Studio
  • Sustainability for Exhibitions
  • Exhibition Design International Professional Practices Seminar
  • Exhibition Design for the Museum Setting
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Exhibition Design Graphics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All candidates will be asked to complete a video interview as part of their application.
  • Applicants must hold, or expect to hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or the foreign equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing.
  • Online application
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Official academic transcripts or course-by-course International Credential Evaluation
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
  • 3 Short Essays/ 1 Optional Essay
  • Portfolio
  • Submit Transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency Scores
  • GPA 3.0

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11793 USD per semester during 16 months.
  • National

    23586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11793 USD per semester during 16 months.
  • In-State

    11542 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5771 USD per semester during 16 months.

Part time tuition:

  • Local students: 481 USD per credit
  • National and International students: 983 USD per credit

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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