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There are several degree programs and concentrations at RIT that are focused on the news media industry.  Students who are interested in pursuing careers in the industry may seek study in media arts and technology, journalism, or photojournalism.

College of Imaging Arts & Science, School of Media Sciences - Media Arts and Technology Program

Media Arts and Technology is a unique program that reflects the convergence of technologies that allow content to be created, formatted, stored, and then shared via computer-based publications, printed material, online services, and various forms of interactive media. The course of study also allows students to explore other educational areas on campus, such as the School of Design, the Department of Information Technology, and the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.

Concentrations within the major include Advertising and Media Strategy, Contemporary Publishing, Content Management, Digital Imaging and Premedia, Print Production, Print Quality, and 3D Computer Graphics.

Upon graduation, our students can work with photographers, graphic designers, advertisers, and publishers to create cross-media communications that inform, entertain and persuade others.

College of Liberal Arts -  Journalism Program

Twenty-first century journalists must not only gather, critically analyze, and synthesize information, they must prepare that information for delivery across various media platforms. At RIT’s School of Journalism students learn the conceptual and the practical skills demanded by this digital age. Using a combination of courses in communication, and a series of applied professional and courses offered through the School of Media Sciences, the Department of Photographic Arts, and the School of Film and Animation called a Professional Core, students with a degree in Journalism from Rochester Institute of Technology possess the skills and knowledge to set them apart in the journalistic world.

College of Imaging Arts & Science, School of Photographic Arts & Sciences - Photojournalism Program

World events are etched in the public’s mind by photographs. Photojournalism students have the opportunity to explore photography-related disciplines such as electronic publishing, video documentary, multimedia for photojournalists, and sound gathering and editing. Since 1979, many graduates of this program have earned professional acclaim. Ten RIT alumni have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for photojournalism.