Day of Photo
Picture Yourself at RIT
RIT's renowned Photo School hosts a Day of Photo event every fall! Save the date for our 2023 event — Friday, Nov. 10.
Throughout the free event, prospective students spend time with us exploring our undergraduate photo offerings: Advertising Photography, Fine Art Photography, Photographic Sciences, Photojournalism and Visual Media.
The typical agenda includes:
- Tour multi-million-dollar renovated facilities in the renowned School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
- Get a glimpse at our industry-standard cameras and equipment
- Spend time with award-winning faculty and students
- Learn more about our undergraduate BFA and BS program offerings
- Join our RIT Photo Prize Instagram contest for a chance to win prizes
- Hear from Undergraduate Admissions about the application and financial aid process
Photo Prize Contest
In conjunction with Day of Photo, the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences runs an annual RIT Photo Prize Instagram competition to discover, support and highlight the next generation of image makers!
Photo by Sophie Proe '24: Winner of the 2022 Photo Prize competition, Marisa N.
Entry and Eligibility
Entry into the contest is simple: Tag your 10 best Instagram posts with #RITphotoprize2023. That’s it! Our faculty judges will follow the tagged submissions and winners will be announced during the Day of Photo event. Attendance is not required to be a winner.
Participants must currently be enrolled in seventh through 12th grades or community college, and be in a photography class. Final awarding of prizes will require proof of student status. The submission deadline is TBD.
Award winners will be determined by our team of faculty judges. Prizes for 2022 are to be announced. Previous winners have received subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud, cameras, photography equipment and more.
Above photo: Photographic Sciences Program Director Dan Hughes with 2019 Image of Distinction winner Liz Henson
The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences recently completed a $3.5 million renovation that bolstered what were already state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. The work was made possible by a substantial gift from Chance Wright '18 (Advertising Photography) and his mother, Pamela Mars Wright.
New spaces and facilities upgrades include:
- New professional sound room for recording interviews and audio editing.
- New motion media room outfitted with high-performance computers for video editing.
- New 4D media room equipped for the creation of stop-motion video.
- An ultra-modern student lounge — with new furniture and an adjacent study center for meetings, working and relaxing.
- Upgrades to the school's darkrooms, accompanied by a new classroom area for teaching and critique
- Upgraded computer lab, complete with enhanced screens, computers and scanning and printing capabilities.
- Expanded footprint to accommodate additional equipment for the school's Photo Cage, an equipment rental space that offers the latest gear and accessories for checkout.