College of Art and Design
Eleven College of Art and Design graduates have combined to win 15 Pulitzer Prizes.
Students receive copious attention and guidance from the College of Art and Design’s committed faculty.
An abundance of digital work space equipped with Macs and PCs is available for student use.
Since 1997, the College of Art and Design has had eight prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program award recipients, allowing them to study, research, or teach abroad.
The College of Art and Design’s wide portfolio of offerings include BS, MS, and MST degrees.
Students and faculty exhibit their work in the immaculate galleries housed in or run by the College of Art and Design.
College of Art and Design faculty are professional members or affiliates of more than 35 national, international, and local organizations.
Around 70 companies — including Google, The Mill, and others — flock to campus each year for Creative Industry Day, where students meet with professionals about employment opportunities and portfolio reviews.
The College of Art and Design’s Fab Lab holds 12 3D printers — in addition to laser cutting, and CNC routing technology — to complete submitted projects by RIT students, faculty, and staff.
The work of 85 prominent designers is archived in RIT’s Vignelli Center for Design Studies and Cary Graphic Arts Collection.
The Vignelli Center for Design Studies houses over half a million design artifacts in its archives.
The College of Art and Design has 1,038 computer workstations for student use, with 779 Macs and 259 PCs.
School for American Crafts
Around 80 metals and jewelry design alumni have created pieces modeled on the runway at the annual Fashion Week of Rochester.
Tiffany & Co. Employees
Luxury jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. has employed more than 50 metals and jewelry design alumni.
More than a dozen visiting artists came to campus for classroom demos, lectures and discussions each year.
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School of Art
Maximum Class Size
Maximum class size of 16 ensures students receive the attention required to help them succeed.
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RIT is one of a handful of universities in the country to offer an undergraduate degree in medical illustration, and the only to offer one at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The School of Art routinely welcomes around 15 visiting artists to campus for classroom demos and lectures each year.
Every student studying an option in the School of Art’s studio arts program exhibits their work at least once in one of RIT’s gallery spaces.
School of Design
Number of designs from the industrial design program’s Metaproject senior studio that are currently in production through various companies.
The Fab Lab is equipped with 12 3D printers — in addition to laser cutting and CNC routing technology — to complete submitted projects by students, faculty, and staff.
The iconic work of renowned designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli is archived in the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, measuring more than 2,000 linear feet, or taller than the Empire State Building.
School of Film and Animation
The school’s equipment cage has 960 video- and audio-related items available for students to check out in support of projects and other coursework.
The school has 25,000 square feet of facility space available to students, in addition to the new MAGIC Spell Studios.
MAGIC Spell Studios is a brand-new 52,000-square-foot facility that engages the campus and community in research and entrepreneurial efforts in digital media.
RIT is one of only 21 member universities in the country of CILECT, an association of the world’s major film and television institutions.
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
Number of photography-related items — from cameras and lenses to lights — that are available for students to check out.
Fully Equipped Studios
Number of fully equipped studios for students to utilize, creating a professional environment for photoshoots.
Number of darkrooms, outfitted with both black-and-white and color enlargers.
Elective and Core Courses