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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.

Statistics

15

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded

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

  • December 1, 2021

    student in a studio filming a person sitting on a motorcycle.

    RIT educates tomorrow’s experts in virtual production

    MAGIC Spell Studios, RIT’s world-class digital media research and production facility, is bringing the latest in virtual production (VP) technology to RIT students. VP blends filmmaking, 3D graphics, computational photography, and real-time game engine rendering to produce in-camera visual effects similar to those seen in the groundbreaking work on Disney’s The Mandalorian and Marvel’s Avenger films.

  • December 1, 2021

    side-by-side images of a portrait of Tisa Zito and a movie poster featuring an illustration of Angelo Moore.

    Alumna makes directorial debut

    Tisa Zito ’09 (film and animation) is making her directorial debut with her film, ForeverMoore; The Angelo Project. The film is a character study on Los Angeles native Angelo Moore, lead singer of the band Fishbone, and asks questions about the legacy and process of an artist.

  • November 29, 2021

    environmental portrait of faculty member Alesha Williams.

    Fellow brings strong passion for design, diversity, inclusion to College of Art and Design

    Alesha Williams, a Future Faculty Post-Doc Fellow in RIT’s College of Art and Design, is an illustrator, designer, and educator from Cleveland. Williams is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, combining her many research interests to focus on character design and representation of marginalized and minority characters in the comic book medium.

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