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Art and Design: Student Show

Hello Everyone,

From May 9th-May 24th, the Museum at FIT is hosting the Graduating Student Show. This exhibition houses student work from 16 different majors: Accessories Design, Advertising Design, Computer Animation and Interactive Media, Fabric Styling, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Menswear, Packaging Design, Photography, Textile Surface Design, Toy Design, Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design. There is work displayed from 800 different graduating students in the Art and Design School.
The diverse projects feature thesis projects, award winning projects, juried work, and more. What is amazing about the student work is there are so many different niches and disciplines to explore. Students have created anything ranging from an entire toy design, to a piece of jewelry, to a video game, to an illustrative work and more.
My graduating department, Illustration, contributed to the show. At the Museum at FIT’s lower level, there are wall displays of BFA students’ Illustration work. Illustration students display their discipline through painting, drawing, digital work, and more. The work goes just beyond wall pieces; students illustrated books, made fashion items, costumes, 3D pieces/sculptures, and more. The exhibitions are on display at the Museum at FIT, the John E. Reeves Great Hall, and other locations on campus. Be sure to visit for details!

Until Next Time,
Annmarie X


Sign that says National Portfolio Day

National Portfolio Day

Javits Center exteriorThis years NPD was hosted by FIT this past November at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Since I’m a student tour guide it was one of the events I had to work this semester. For those of you who have no idea what NPD stands for (neither did I, remember business major here) it is National Portfolio Day an event specifically for visual artists and designers. It is an opportunity for people (mostly high school students from what I gathered) who want to pursue an education in one of the above mentioned fields to meet with college representatives from schools accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. These representatives are assigned a table and they are waiting to review your artwork, discuss their specific programs and answer any questions about¬† careers in art that you might have. This event is designed mainly to enhance the artistic development of young artists by providing feedback and preparing them for enrollment in their dream college.

welcome team

Our welcoming team, composed by several STGs and Laura Arbogast our Director of Admissions and Strategic Recruitment



Ryan Kase

Ryan Kase our Recruitment Event Manager

Joe and Jenna

Meet Joe Altieri one of our college counselors and mastermind behind this blog.












It was my first time hearing about all of this and honestly it was quite shocking to see so many talented students with such passion about their future. The set hours for the event were from 12pm to 4pm but when we got there to set up at 8am there were people already lining up (now that’s what I call determination). After observing how the event developed I can give you a few tips I gathered up:

  1. Register online, saves times (and honestly scribbling through to fill in the card to get in faster does not look professional).
  2. This year we had over 50 different colleges, so beforehand look at who’s coming and prepare a list of your top 3 (dream schools), top 5 and top 10 colleges.
  3. Even if you get there at 8am or 10am there is going to be a line so don’t rush, everyone is let in at the same time (obviously camping out could have its advantages but I don’t recommend it) and the line flows pretty smoothly (even I was surprised how fast it dissolved we had over a 1,000 people).
  4. While waiting on line, look through the map and familiarize yourself with it. This way you will see where the booths are located and once you get in you can visit each one without wasting time.
  5. Bring snacks and a bottle of water, if it’s at the Javits center the cafeteria is all the way on the other side (this place is HUGE).
  6. Have fun! Take that constructive criticism and transform your work into something more amazing that it even was before. Do not get discouraged, this event was created to help you achieve your dreams.student arriving at npd


We also have our own FIT Portfolio Day that will be held this upcoming Saturday, December 14th for more info and to register online click here. For FIT’s portfolio requirements click here.

PS: We had an officer from the Javits Center congratulate us (no joke) because it had been the best organized NPD to this date and the flow of people was coordinated amazingly (props to me, making sure everyone was in line properly).

Carpe Diem,