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Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY

36 months
23586 USD/year
23586 USD/year
11542 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Illustration from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY prepares you to be an innovative visual communicator, and fosters the entrepreneurial approach that professional illustrators need.  


Illustration from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY  is for self-motivated illustrators who want to further develop their personal vision and for experienced illustrators seeking to reinvigorate their careers. Studio practice in drawing, painting, and digital media—and the integration of all three—provides a platform for you to find your own voice. Through a focus on studio practice along with classes on creative writing and research, you’ll gain a broad perspective on the illustrator’s role across different media. A faculty of noted illustrators offer rigorous assignments designed to elicit high-quality, competitive work. You’ll hear distinguished guest lecturers and take advantage of FIT’s New York City location with frequent field trips to museums and galleries.

Graduates with Illustration from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY will:

  • Enhance expertise in studio based skills and illustration principles that foster acumen for visual storytelling.
  • Develop and/or augment a personal voice in the students’ art through the exploration of a variety of visual vocabularies to express a unique perspective.
  • Encourage research, both written and visual, and foster in-depth knowledge of the history of illustration as well as contemporary trends in illustration.
  • Deliver the tools to foster best practices for Business and Self Promotion.
  • Cultivate the practice of professional communication and presentation skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The History of American Illustration
  • Integrating Digital with Traditional Media
  • Drawing for Illustration
  • Exploring Media
  • Narrative Art
  • Sequential Storytelling
  • Illustration in Motion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 
  • English Language Proficiency Scores
  • Portfolio
  • 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 36 months.
  • National

    23586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11793 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    11542 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5771 USD per semester during 36 months.

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.


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