Admission Requirements: Digital Arts, B.F.A.

Thanks for your interest in the Digital Arts, B.F.A. degree. This degree follows our general admission requirements and a portfolio review.


Portfolios should include assignment-based projects and/or self-directed work that demonstrate art, design, and conceptual thinking skills. The artwork should be original and cannot be reproductions of already existing artwork or designs.

Portfolio Requirements

  • Ten original artworks in digital, traditional, or mixed media mediums that showcase an understanding of art, design, and conceptual thinking. Submissions can be entirely digital, entirely traditional, or a combination of mixed mediums.
  • A description sheet that includes the following information for each submitted artwork: title, medium, dimensions, date of creation, running time (if applicable).
  • (Optional) A document describing yourself as an artist or designer. Document could contain information such as your inspirations in art, your creative process, or goals you are looking to achieve in the fields of digital art and design.


  • All artwork must be submitted in PDF file format.
  • Description sheet must be submitted in PDF file format.
  • Animation/Video work (max. 3 minutes) may be included as a link to an uploaded file on YouTube, Vimeo, or a personal website. Please include the URL in your description sheet.

Portfolio Review

Before you submit your portfolio, you must first apply to New York Tech. Once you submit your application, you will receive an email with your application ID from the Office of Admissions. You may also contact or 800.345.NYIT (6948) to request your application ID number.

There are two options to complete your portfolio review: online submission or in-person appointment.

  1. Online Portfolio Submission
    Using your application ID, upload your portfolio.

  2. In-Person Appointment
    Bring original artwork and/or printed copies. You are also encouraged to bring your sketchbook(s). Portfolios submitted in person will remain in possession of candidates. Please contact the Digital Art and Design Department to make an appointment.
  • Applicants with any questions on submitting portfolios or would like to schedule an in-person appointment should contact Joseph Vasikauskas: or 516.686.7542.

Transfer Students

Bring an unofficial transcript of your previous coursework so a preliminary evaluation can be done during your interview. The Admissions Department will mail a final transfer credit evaluation after full acceptance.


Deadlines for portfolio submissions are:

  • Spring Semester: Dec. 15
  • Fall Semester: Aug. 15

Application Materials

  • Completed application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses. Your mid-year and final grades will be required. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Testing Preferences: First-time first-year applicants may choose to submit their application without standardized test scores to be considered for admission to New York Institute of Technology. This program does not require test scores, though some academic programs require test scores. Review our test-optional policy. If you are submitting official SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores, use these codes.
    NYIT SAT Code: 2561; NYIT ACT Code 2832
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • 300-350 word essay on one of the following topics:
    • Tell us about your career goals and why attending New York Tech would further these goals.
    • Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.


  • First-Year Priority Deadline: December 1
  • Regular Admission: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling admission basis, as long as space is available.
  • International Student Deadlines: December 1 for the spring semester and July 1 for the fall semester.

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