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Our Mission

The College of Art and Design is RIT’s creative hub where art, design, and technology intersect. From centuries-old and contemporary methods of producing fine art to the latest in digital media, we have a wide selection of majors in disciplines related to visual communication, imaging, and science. If your interests are artistic, creative, and professional, a world of possibilities awaits you here.



Pulitzer Prizes Awarded

Eleven College of Art and Design graduates have combined to win 15 Pulitzer Prizes.


Job Placement

College of Art and Design graduates have a 92 percent career outcome rate six months after graduation.


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Students receive copious attention and guidance from the College of Art and Design’s committed faculty.


Science-Based Degrees

Our wide portfolio of offerings include BS, MS and MST degrees — in addition to BFA and MFA programs.

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What Interests You?

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Meet the Dean

Todd Jokl

The College of Art and Design, with its five dynamic schools, galleries, and research centers, is a creative catalyst for RIT. Our students, faculty, and alumni are trailblazing artists, designers, and scientists who are leaders in their fields and engaged across the University, the region, and the globe. Our creativity and innovations are transforming the world.

Todd Jokl
Dean, College of Art and Design

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Latest News

  • June 17, 2021

    Tiree Walker shows sketches of his The New Statue design to archivist Ella von Holtum.

    Student design added to RIT Archives

    Tiree Walker '21 (Industrial Design) created a pedestal that collects suggestions from the community that drive informed discussion and decisions on monument construction. His process work will be preserved and studied by future generations.

  • June 16, 2021

    protestors overturning a car in a street at night.

    Alumnus joins ever-growing list of RIT graduates to win Pulitzer Prize

    Evan Vucci ’00, a chief photographer for the Associated Press in Washington, D.C., helped the AP photography staff win the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography for a collection of photographs from multiple U.S. cities that cohesively captures the country’s response to the police killing of George Floyd.

  • June 14, 2021

    Dave Sluberski edits the sound for the film Bottom Feeders in the sound mixing theater in MAGIC Spell Studios.

    RIT audio expert brings MAGIC to locally-made film

    In working with Dave Sluberski, senior lecturer in the School of Film and Animation, two local filmmakers became the first professional clients to use the sound mix theater in RIT's MAGIC Spell Studios. 

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