BFA, MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology
Adam Smith is an Associate Professor and the undergraduate director of the New Media Design (NMD), BFA and graduate director of the Visual Communication Design, MFA programs in the School of Design at RIT. With 18 years of academic experience coupled with over 15 years of consulting and corporate work in multimedia, e-learning, interactive, web, mobile and UX design, Adam brings a unique and diverse educational and professional expertise to user experience and visual design across digital devices and displays. Adam has helped establish national recognition and award-winning work through integrating industry partnerships, research projects and collaborations with regional and national brands and students. As a member of the Personalized Healthcare Technology signature interdisciplinary research area within RIT, Adam engages undergraduate and graduate design students with biomedical and technology researchers from across campus. Through ongoing engagements and pedagogical investigation, the integration of design education across interdisciplinary environments is at the core of Adam's research and teaching.
In the News
June 28, 2022
RIT Croatia launches a new media design program, accepting students for fall 2022
RIT has launched a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in new media design at its RIT Croatia Zagreb campus. Enrollment is currently underway and the first cohort of students will begin its studies in the multidisciplinary degree program this fall.
September 1, 2021
Students, alumni honored in motion design competition
Designers from various College of Art and Design programs, as well as RIT developers, created projects that were recognized in the biennial MODE Fest.
October 23, 2020
Research team wins Catalyst Award in first year of international challenge
David Borkholder, Linwei Wang, Caroline Easton, and Adam Smith, part of RIT's Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative, recently won a Catalyst Award from the National Academy of Medicine for their project, “Improving Health for the Aging through Daily Vital Signs Monitoring.”
New Media 3D - Imagine RIT Poster
To finish our sophomore's introduction to 3D, students utilize advanced modeling, particles, and scene creation to submit a poster design to the judged Imagine RIT event. With over 7 winners, our...
New Media 3D - Project 1 Found Objects
A sample of 3D objects modeled in our introduction to Cinema 4D. The work highlights the student's first exploration of 3D modeling, lighting, texturing, and rendering. By using found objects,...
A collection of student work from New Media Design, BFA