Timelines & Requirements

Portfolio Requirements

The following undergraduate programs require a portfolio:


  • Fine Arts Studio
  • Illustration
  • Medical Illustration
  • Undeclared Art & Design


  • 3D Digital Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • New Media Design
  • Undeclared Art & Design

American Crafts

  • Ceramics
  • Furniture Design
  • Glass
  • Metals and Jewelry Design
  • Undeclared Crafts
A portfolio is not required for freshman admission to Photographic Arts & Sciences or Film & Animation. However, the School of Film & Animation recommends students submit a portfolio if one is available.

Portfolio Guidelines

Visit the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences website to view guidelines: http://cias.rit.edu/prospective-students/portfolio-guide/

Portfolio Submission

Portfolios can be submitted through SlideRoom or mailed to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Please Visit the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences website for submission details: http://cias.rit.edu/prospective-students/portfolio-guide/

Mailing address for Undergraduate Admissions:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
60 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623-5604


General Information

  • Differential Admissions

    Students applying to RIT choose a specific academic program as part of the admission process. This is important because we offer a variety of academic programs, and  requirements differ from one program to another.

  • Undecided Students

    It's natural to be uncertain of your future. Like many prospective college students, you may have several different personal interests and career aspirations right now.
  • Applying To More Than One Major

    We also encourage applicants to indicate a second and third program choice when applying for admission. If RIT is unable to offer you admission to your first choice program, you may be qualified for admission to one of your alternative choices.