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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 includes BS, MS and MST degrees — in addition to BFA and MFA programs.

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Art and Design Reel

Whether it's art, design, film and animation, or photography, you can do it all here. Because here, creativity can't be contained.

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Art and Design viewbooks

Whether your interests are in art, American crafts, design, film and animation, or photography, we have you covered.

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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

  • May 25, 2022

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    Trending on TikTok

    TikTok has become one of the most popular social media apps to hit the market in a decade. Billions of social media users have found both community and entertainment in the vertical short videos that are central to TikTok’s format. With a combined nearly 1 million followers and 25 million “likes” between them, four RIT alumni are establishing themselves as social media influencers.

  • May 24, 2022

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    ‘Clarissa Uprooted’ exhibit coming to City Art Space

    Starting on June 3, the exhibit “Clarissa Uprooted: Unearthing Stories of Our Village (1940s-early 1970s)” will open in the RIT City Art Space. This show, created through a partnership between the Center for Teen Empowerment in Rochester and the Clarissa Street Reunion Committee, has involved a number of collaborators including RIT faculty and students from the College of Art and Design and the College of Liberal Arts.

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