Portfolio Requirements for Select Graduate Programs
Your portfolio is an opportunity to showcase your talents and skills alongside your application. Select RIT graduate degree programs require applicants to submit a portfolio in order to be considered for admission.
View a Degree's Requirements
The following graduate degrees require a portfolio. Select a degree to view its portfolio requirements and submission details.
- Architecture M.Arch.
- Art Education (Visual Art-All Grades) MST
- Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture MFA
- Film and Animation MFA
- Fine Arts Studio MFA
- Furniture Design MFA
- Glass MFA
- Game Design and Development MS
- Industrial Design MFA
- Medical Illustration MFA
- Metals and Jewelry Design MFA
- Photography and Related Media MFA
- Visual Communication Design MFA
SlideRoom is a web service independent of and selected by RIT for the easy submission of electronic portfolios for Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Science for Teachers (MST) programs.
There is a $10 (USD) charge for your SlideRoom account access. This fee is separate from RIT’s application fee. NOTE: the SlideRoom site will allow you to register for an account and upload your portfolio without paying the $10 fee, however, your portfolio will not be available to MFA faculty for viewing and assessment until the $10 fee is paid to SlideRoom.
NOTE: If you created a SlideRoom account and/or uploaded a portfolio in the past year and wish to upload your portfolio for the first time or upload a new portfolio for consideration for a future academic term, you can simply start again and all of your information will be automatically pulled in. The SlideRoom database is not connected to the RIT admission system, so the admission system and your portal checklist does not immediately indicate receipt of your portfolio. The portfolio item in your checklist usually takes 2-3 days to be updated.