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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.

Statistics

13

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded

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

92%

Job Placement

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

14:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

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

5

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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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
tsjpgd@rit.edu
585-475-5392

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Latest News

  • March 18, 2020

    students demonstrating accessible, modular kitchen design.

    Students combine technology and design to help others

    The LiveAbility Lab is a partnership between RIT and the Al Sigl Community of Agencies, a collaborative network of organizations in Rochester that serves children and adults with special needs. The lab, which is located on Al Sigl’s Wolk Campus, opened in 2018. The goal is to develop a pipeline of accessible technology projects that are conceived at RIT and take root at the LiveAbility Lab on their way to development in the marketplace. 

  • March 18, 2020

    retiring professor looking through magazine on desk.

    Retiring Remington leaves legacy of design

    While he’ll soon step away from the day-to-day at the university to which he has dedicated nearly six decades, R. Roger Remington wants people to know, “I’m not going anywhere.” The Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design and longest-serving faculty member at RIT will retire in May after 57 years at the university.

  • March 9, 2020

    cast iron match striker.

    Shopping for Match Strikers  

    The New York Times features a match striker designed by Josh Owen, distinguished professor and director of the industrial design program.

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