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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

Nine College of Art and Design graduates have combined to win 13 Pulitzer Prizes.


Job Placement

College of Art and Design’s undergraduate Class of 2017 had a 96.8% 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

The College of Art and Design’s wide portfolio of offerings include BS, MS and MST degrees.

Meet the Dean

Robin Cass

I am so proud to be part of this vibrant community of artists, designers, and scientists! It’s a dynamic environment where curiosity, passion, and possibilities abound. The creativity flows. The innovation awes. We are the creative heart of RIT.

Robin Cass
Interim Dean

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Latest News

  • July 11, 2019

    Woman fires glass pitcher in a hotshop.

    Glass graduate part of new Netflix series

    A new Netflix glassblowing reality series features an RIT alumna as an expert glassmaker. Blown Away, which begins airing July 12 on the streaming platform, follows a group of 10 highly skilled glassmakers who compete in challenges in 10 episodes. Catherine Ayers ’06 (glass) is one of six Corning Museum of Glass experts who assists the two finalists in the last challenge.

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