48 months
15870 USD/year
15870 USD/year
5290 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Illustration from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY courses are integrated with a nine-course digital education that covers illustration, type, design, photography, and animation in industry-level computer facilities.


Illustration from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY curriculum includes projects modeled on real-world scenarios and helps you develop the skills you need to present a project to a client or art director. 

Graduates with Illustration from Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY will:

  • demonstrate a personal illustration style and technique that uses both traditional and digital skills and incorporates acquired knowledge, experience, judgment, and unique aesthetic vision;
  • expand a visual vocabulary into personal visual expression and communication applications;
  • think critically, solve problems creatively, and produce portfolios of industry-oriented artwork;
  • fuse advanced illustration art, technology, entrepreneurial, and oral presentation skills in preparation for industry;
  • employ computer technology as a means of personal expression, as well as professional research and promotional applications, including the development of illustrators’ websites;
  • demonstrate professionalism and creative habits and discipline as means of self- improvement and commercial success; and
  • incorporate knowledge of art and illustration history, world history, social sciences, and other liberal arts subjects in producing effective illustrations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Illustration Techniques
  • Traditional Painting Media: Methods and Materials
  • The Illustrator's Heritage 
  • Book Illustration
  • Visual Storytelling for Evolving Media
  • 2D Computer Animation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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126 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • File the SUNY Application Online 
    • Admissions Essay
    • School Transcripts
    • English Proficiency
    • U.S. equivalency of your credential(s)
    • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) strong B average
    • An English translation for all documents, where applicable
    • Portfolio

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7935 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    15870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7935 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2645 USD per semester during 48 months.


  • In-state: $3585 per sem
  • Out-of-state: $10846 per sem

Part time: 

  • AAS - Res.: $220 / OOS: $661 per cred
  • Bachelor - Res.: $299 / OOS: $904 per cred

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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