School of Art – News
October 19, 2020
Glass alumna creates educational TikTok videos
Madeline Rile Smith '20 MFA (Glass) engaged in a creative partnership with TikTok to produce dozens of videos that educate users about the science and art of different methods of glassworking. Some of the posts have gone viral.
October 7, 2020
RIT exhibit highlights ‘Epidemics, Economics, and Elections’ in editorial cartoons
Political cartoons from Rochester, N.Y., newspapers from the early 20th century are the focus of a virtual exhibit hosted by RIT Libraries’ Archives Collections and explores three timely topics—voting rights to epidemics and economic uncertainty. The virtual exhibit opening takes place Oct. 7.
October 5, 2020
RIT art disciplines demonstrate necessity to create in a time of pandemic
While all educators are contending with new challenges of teaching in the middle of a pandemic, teaching in the arts—a traditionally hands-on process—represents unique challenges.
September 23, 2020
WYPR.org features scientist Jenn Kotler ’14 (medical illustration), who is leading a team that is making music from space telescope data.
September 14, 2020
RIT again ranked among the best universities in the nation by U.S. News
RIT has again been recognized as one of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report, which also cited the university as among the most innovative, with strong undergraduate research opportunities and a highly regarded cooperative learning program.
September 1, 2020
Students, faculty to lead 'Representation Matters' panel
Students Joy Anderson (Film and Animation) and Aria A. Dines (Film and Animation; Illustration) are featured speakers for the Levine Center to End Hate's "Brave Spaces" event.
August 17, 2020
Facilities receive enhancements, safety upgrades for fall semester
Physical distancing and cleaning protocols, room capacity limits and reimagined spaces are among the preparations to help ensure a successful fall.
August 12, 2020
New students receive informative welcome with First Class Academy
The College of Art and Design offered three courses as part of RIT's First Class Academy, a tuition-free, credit-bearing online experience that introduced incoming freshmen to the RIT and Rochester communities this summer.
August 10, 2020
RIT faculty look ahead to classroom instruction this fall
COVID-19 has challenged the university to consider an even more creative academic portfolio with blended, online, split A/B, and flex class options. To prepare for in-person instruction, RIT has upgraded academic buildings and classrooms. And physical distancing and face coverings, required of faculty and students in classrooms, together provide some of the greatest protection against the spread of COVID-19.
July 28, 2020
Annual workshop for high school students sustains legacy online
Thirty-five high school students built and refined their portfolios for college applications during a two-week visual arts course taught by RIT School of Art faculty.
July 16, 2020
Alumnus illustrates current events while evolving with industry trends
Whatever the hot topic is in politics, technology, entertainment and more, chances are Doug Chayka '96 (Illustration) has created art on the subject for a big client.
May 8, 2020
James Perkins wins Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching
RIT Professor James Perkins ’92 MFA (medical illustration) has won the trifecta of RIT honors—this year adding an Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching and Distinguished Professor to his 2015-2016 Trustees Scholarship Award.