Key Facts

College of Art and Design

13

Pulitzer Prizes

Nine College of Art and Design graduates have combined to win 13 Pulitzer Prizes.

14:1

Student-to-Faculty ratio

Students receive copious attention and guidance from the College of Art and Design’s committed faculty.

25

Computer Labs

An abundance of digital work space equipped with Macs and PCs is available for student use.

8

Fulbright Awards

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.

5

Science-Based Degrees

The College of Art and Design’s wide portfolio of offerings include BS, MS, and MST degrees.

4

Galleries

Students and faculty exhibit their work in the immaculate galleries housed in or run by the College of Art and Design.

35+

Professional Affiliations

College of Art and Design faculty are professional members or affiliates of more than 35 national, international, and local organizations.

70

Companies

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.

12

3D Printers

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.

85

Design Archives

The work of 85 prominent designers is archived in RIT’s Vignelli Center for Design Studies and Cary Graphic Arts Collection.

500k

Design Artifacts

The Vignelli Center for Design Studies houses over half a million design artifacts in its archives.

1,038

Student Workstations

The College of Art and Design has 1,038 computer workstations for student use, with 779 Macs and 259 PCs.

School for American Crafts

80

Featured Alumni

Around 80 metals and jewelry design alumni have created pieces modeled on the runway at the annual Fashion Week of Rochester.

50

Tiffany & Co. Employees

Luxury jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. has employed more than 50 metals and jewelry design alumni.

12

Visiting Artists

More than a dozen visiting artists came to campus for classroom demos and lectures in 2017-18.

1949

Moved to RIT

The original School for American Craftsmen was founded at Dartmouth College in 1946 and moved to RIT in 1949.

School of Art

16

Maximum Class Size

Maximum class size of 16 ensures students receive the attention required to help them succeed.

5

Universities in the Country

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.

15

Visiting Artists

The School of Art welcomed more than 15 visiting artists to campus for classroom demos and lectures in 2017-18.

100%

Of Students

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

6

Designs

Number of designs from the industrial design program’s Metaproject senior studio that are currently in production through various companies.

12

3D Printers

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.

2K

Linear Feet

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.

20

Faculty Members

Faculty are professional members or affiliates of more than 20 national, international, and local organizations.

School of Film and Animation

960

Items Available

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.

25K

Square Feet

The school has 25,000 square feet of facility space available to students, in addition to the new MAGIC Spell Studios. 

52k

Square Feet

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.

21

Member Universities

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

3,200

Photography-Related Items

Number of photography-related items — from cameras and lenses to lights — that are available for students to check out.

28

Fully Equipped Studios

Number of fully equipped studios for students to utilize, creating a professional environment for photoshoots.

25

Darkrooms

Number of darkrooms, outfitted with both black-and-white and color enlargers.

200

Elective and Core Courses

More than 200 elective and core courses are offered at the undergraduate level.