Learn from Acclaimed Faculty

Our faculty are engaged. They are committed and passionate. And they are your most important resources.

In RIT’s College of Art and Design, you will enjoy interaction with faculty — not only in class or during office hours, but in the hallway after class, in the labs conducting research, in the Wallace Library, and over coffee at Java Wally’s, RIT’s on-campus café. 

With more than 130 full-time faculty, the college offers unparalleled opportunities for its students. You’ll get to know your professors and often build relationships that last a lifetime. Their top priority is to provide a mentorship that maximizes your experience. 

Our acclaimed faculty roster consists of a litany of renowned artists, designers, photographers, and researchers. A multi-time Pulitzer Prize winner. A Guggenheim Fellow. A Scientific and Technical Academy Award winner. Internationally exhibiting artists. A Tiffany Award recipient. A former photo editor and deputy director of the White House Photo Office. A character designer for the recreation of the polar bears for Coca-Cola’s famous ad campaign. 

The list goes on. 

In this college, you’ll learn from leaders in their respective fields and have ample opportunity to gain unmatched insights. With a 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, students receive one-on-one attention from faculty who embed an advanced knowledge of a given discipline in students.

Not only is the College of Art and Design an inspiring atmosphere, it exudes comfort, too — demonstrated by students being on a first-name basis with faculty. The learning environment created by professors is only enhanced by top-notch guidance from the college’s academic advisors, who will support you every step of the way to graduation.