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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

14

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded

Ten College of Art and Design graduates have combined to win 14 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.

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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

  • October 19, 2020

    graphic of calendar of the month of January with the 25th circled.

    RIT spring semester will begin Jan. 25

    RIT classes for spring semester will begin Jan. 25. The semester will also include three “recharge” days and one reading day prior to final exams. The last day of classes for spring semester will be Wednesday, May 5, with final exams running May 7-13. Commencement is scheduled for May 14-15.

  • October 19, 2020

    Madeline Rile Smith works in the flame working studio.

    Glass alumna creates educational TikTok videos

    Madeline Rile Smith '20 MFA (Glass) engaged in a creative partnership with TikTok to produce dozens of videos that educate users about the science and art of different methods of glassworking. Some of the posts have gone viral.

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