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NYIT's Communication Arts offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the heart of New York City at its Manhattan campus and nearby on Long Island at its Long Island campus.


Whether you are an incoming freshman, a returning student, transfer student, or a graduate student, there are always questions that need to be answered, paperwork to be sorted out, and class schedules to be developed. So if you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask. You’re always welcome at the Communication Arts office, call or e-mail us

Undergraduate Admission

Basic Requirements 
Every student applying to NYIT, regardless of major, must submit the following: 

  • Completed application for admission: If you wish to apply online, download and print an application or request a standard paper application click here. If you wish to apply online click here.
  • Essay: in 300-350 words, tell us about your career goals and why attending NYIT would further them, or describe an achievement of which you are most proud of and why.
  • Application Fee: a $50 (U.S. funds), non-refundable fee, payable to NYIT. This fee may be waived with an official waiver from your school's college advisor or your school counselor.
  • Transcripts: records of all your high school work and any previous college work; your mid-year and final grades will also be required to finalize any offer of admission we make.
  • Letters of recommendation: for certain programs you must submit specific letters; however, these letters can add strength to your application even if you are not required to submit them.

See Special Program Requirements. 

Standardized test scores: 

All applicants to NYIT must take the SAT I or the ACT. In addition, you may choose to take the SAT II, which is not required but may strengthen your application. Certain programs have minimum score requirements, so please be sure to check. However, if your scores are close but not exactly up to those requirements, apply anyway; the rest of your application may be strong enough to override the test scores. See 

If you have specific questions about admissions requirements, please contact us

Communication Arts Combined B.F.A.-M.A. Program

Entering freshmen who wish to apply for admission to the combined B.F.A./M.A. program must have a minimum combined SAT score of 1100 and/or a 90 (3.5) average in high school. Students in the regular undergraduate degree program who demonstrate academic success as evidenced by their academic performance (3.0 GPA or better) may request consideration for transfer into the five-year program at the beginning of their second academic year, or completion of 30 credits. Communication Arts majors from other institutions may transfer into this program provided that they have a 3.0 GPA and transfer in no more than 30 credits. Two letters of recommendation and an essay are also required of all applicants to the five-year program. The applicants will also be interviewed by members of the graduate committee of the Communication Arts department in order to ascertain their ability and their understanding of the challenges of the program they are about to undertake. Students who apply for admission but are not accepted into the combined B.F.A./M.A. program will automatically be considered for admission into the four-year B.F.A. program in Communication Arts. 

Graduate Admission 

Master of Arts in Communication Arts Specializations:

  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Electronic Journalism and Online Media
  • Convergent Media Design
  • Television, Digital Film, and Broadband Production
  • Media Management

You must: 

  • have a composite grade point average of at least 2.85; you may be provisionally accepted with a 2.5-2.84.
  • at the discretion of the individual program director or if your GPA falls below 2.85, take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If you have any question as to whether or not you will be required to take the GRE, please contact the Communication Arts Department.
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