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Additional Program Information

This program is being merged into a new, dynamic , integrated program called Visual Communication Design MFA. Click here for a PDF brochure that contains detailed information on this program.

Portfolio Requirements
As part of the entrance requirements, applicants must demonstrate an understanding of design principles and visual computer skills using Adobe products. A portfolio of 10-15 examples must demonstrate a good sense of design, typography, and illustration in addition to the applicant's interests in and aptitudes for advanced study and, specifically, potential for success at RIT. Applicants are encouraged to submit only their best original work. Applicants should not submit work copied from film, television, photographs, magazine/book illustrations or other sources. Portfolios can be submitted on a CD, DVD or USB flash drive. Files should be saved as JPEG, PDF, QuickTime, or as a digital portfolio created in PowerPoint or Flash (JPEG images are preferred). Please note that digital portfolios will not be returned to students once submitted. Applicants may also submit a URL web address for online portfolios. HTML websites are accepted and encouraged.

Career Outcomes

Job Titles

Graphic designer, information designer, staff artist, design director, creative director, multimedia designer, art director, web page designer


Assist designers in designing and executing projects. Develop computer generated and traditional design solutions for a variety of media, including publications, advertising, information systems, corporate identity systems, and interactive media

Recent Employers

Catalyst Direct, Clarion Marketing, Community Graphics, Eastman Kodak Co., Gannett Newspapers, Heritage Media Corporation, Northern Telecom, Rumrill Hoyt, Saatchi & Saatchi Business Communications, Xerox Corporation

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