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Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.
The MS program in print media offers students an opportunity to explore new areas of research in the graphic communications field. The program's faculty and curriculum focus on establishing quality and efficiencies pertaining to business, technology, and processes in graphic communications. A thesis provides an opportunity for students to explore in-depth research and present their findings. Our faculty are experts in many different areas, including print, business, color management, web and IT, digital publishing, imaging, and typography. Students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience by working with faculty as graduate assistants either in the classroom or assisting with faculty research. Graduates are employed as industry leaders in advertising, publishing, business operations, communication processes, and product developments.
The program requires 36 credit hours of study and includes seven core courses, three electives, and a thesis.
The program encourages cross-disciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration. Students may choose elective courses from a variety of courses offered in the School of Media Sciences or with other graduate departments and programs at RIT with approval of the graduate director.
All students are required to complete a research thesis that demonstrates original thinking and creativity in the search for new knowledge in the graphic communication industry. Students work with expert faculty and focus on a particular topic of thesis research in areas including content management, publishing workflows, typography and layout, business trends, color management, and applications of printing.
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|PPRT-601||Materials and Processes in Printing||3|
|PPRT-602||Tone and Color Analysis||3|
|PPRT-603||Operations Management in Graphic Arts||3|
|PPRT-703||Cross Media Workflow||3|
|PPRT-704||Research Methods and Trends in Graphic Media||3|
|DECS-782||Statistical Analysis and Decision Making||3|
|PPRT-892||Continuation of Thesis||0|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||36|
To be considered for admission to the MFA program in print media, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
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