School for American Crafts
January 9, 2023
MBA student uses experience at Shop One to help grow her own business
Some people categorize themselves as right-brained or left-brained when describing what they excel at—whether they are more analytical and practical, or more creative and artistic. Both sides have their value, and Maddy Schoenfeld ’20 (metals and jewelry design) believes that combining the analytical and creative can elevate a small business.
December 13, 2022
Innovative rule-breakers: Glass students examine how failure fuels ingenuity
RIT glass students spent the fall producing visual representations of their research into failure and how it relates to their work.
September 20, 2022
Graphic design faculty expands creative practice with furniture design MFA pursuit
Associate Professor Mitch Goldstein is an educator, graphic designer, and a writer with a forthcoming book. Furniture design can now also be added to the list of his many talents.
August 31, 2022
MFA student finds their artistic voice in furniture design
After two years in the furniture design MFA program and a road trip to visit the best art and craft programs in the United States, Alex Jarus has found their place as an artist.
July 19, 2022
WALL\THERAPY continues community impact with 10th anniversary festival
Renowned artists will install 10 new murals in Rochester as part of the art and community intervention project's weeklong festival, set for July 23-31.
May 25, 2022
Trending on TikTok
TikTok has become one of the most popular social media apps to hit the market in a decade. Billions of social media users have found both community and entertainment in the vertical short videos that are central to TikTok’s format. With a combined nearly 1 million followers and 25 million “likes” between them, four RIT alumni are establishing themselves as social media influencers.
April 5, 2022
Podcast: Technology In Art
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 57: In every art course and studio environment at RIT, technology is integral to the delivery of content and production of work. Elizabeth Kronfield, director of the School of Art and School for American Crafts, and Abigail Benkovich, an MFA metals and jewelry design student, discuss how RIT is in a unique position to blur the line between technology and making for students in the College of Art and Design.
March 29, 2022
College of Art and Design sponsoring Rochester Independent Comics Expo this weekend
An event showcasing more than 30 independent comic artists from across the Northeast and surveying Rochester’s independent video game scene will highlight the third annual Rochester Independent Comics Expo (RICE) this weekend.
February 9, 2022
Reignited artist series brings new sculptures and artist engagement to RIT campus
Two outdoor sculptures are adorning RIT’s campus this academic year, with more on the way. Works by artists Joshua Enck and Letha Wilson have revived an outdoor sculpture initiative that is part of the School of Art’s Anna Ballarian Visiting Artist Series.
January 31, 2022
Technology blurs the line of making in arts programs
In virtually every art course and studio environment at RIT, technology is integral to the delivery of content and production of work, whether it’s an “ancient” technology like using a hammer and anvil to forge metal or a computer numerical control plasma table to cut metal forms.
December 6, 2021
Vignelli Center's 'Beyond Fashion' event unites RIT and community designers
RIT and local designers partnered to create garments and wearables inspired by the Vignelli Center archives for display during a first-of-its-kind fashion show on Dec. 10. The event is open to the public.
November 29, 2021
RIT transforms into XR playground for annual Frameless Symposium
The sixth annual event featured presentations on the latest virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies that are driving various fields, from health care to theater to education.