School of Film and Animation – News
May 1, 2020
First-year students develop imaging system to study historical artifacts
A multidisciplinary team of first-year students has been working to develop an imaging system that can reveal information hidden in historical documents for their Innovative Freshmen Experience project-based course. But with the shift to remote classes, the students left campus with the device nearly complete. Although disappointed, they shifted focus to the opportunities the new situation would create.
April 22, 2020
Alumnus aids community in business, coronavirus fight
Adam Richlin '09 is helping to distribute fresh groceries to freelancers during the pandemic — a selfless act that is mirrored in the business model of Brooklyn lighting equipment rental house.
April 13, 2020
Faculty, staff using 3D printing expertise to help battle with coronavirus
Mark Reisch, assistant professor in the School of Film and Animation, and Dan Gabber, digital fabrication specialist, are using their expertise in 3D printing to make a difference during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 7, 2020
Thesis, capstone exhibitions move online
The College of Art and Design's spring exhibitions are going virtual — they can be experienced on Instagram and a website.
February 13, 2020
Four RIT faculty and staff alumni acknowledged with the Golden Brick Award
Michelle Magee ’05 MS, senior associate director for Employment Engagement in the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education; Hamad Ghazle ’88, director of the diagnostic medical sonography program; Kerry Hughes ’03 MS, project and events manager for the Office of the Provost; and David Long ’16 Ph.D., director of RIT MAGIC Center, and were honored with the Golden Brick Award for going above and beyond their duties to volunteer or serve in leadership roles at RIT.
February 11, 2020
RIT ranked as a top college for film production
GradReports.com listed RIT in the top 10 of its alumni salary-based ranking of best film production programs in the country.
February 4, 2020
Student film honored at festival featuring industry's best
Powered by a game engine, Animation students Maggie Dybas and Allison Larkin created "Tumble," which won an award over professional competition at the Infinity Festival.
January 24, 2020
Student Spotlight: Student turns passion for video games into future career
Stevie West, a third-year film and animation student, has had a love for video games for as long as she could remember. This ever-growing connection to these games has inspired her to explore a future in the esports industry.
January 16, 2020
RIT animation programs receive high national ranking
RIT's School of Film and Animation is the No. 11 animation school in the country, according to Animation Career Review's 2020 rankings.
November 18, 2019
Alumni Update: Alumnus works with his childhood heroes on ‘The Simpsons’
Mike Battle ’02 (film and animation) has been watching The Simpsons for almost 30 years. For about half of that time, he has had a behind-the-scenes view of new episodes.
November 18, 2019
Learning from Industry: Employers keep RIT’s curriculum forward-looking
For the last several decades, volunteer groups have played a pivotal role in keeping RIT’s curriculum relevant and current with the latest industry trends. The groups of 10 to 30 leaders from a wide variety of companies come together a few times a year to offer their insights for RIT faculty and staff in nearly every college.
November 6, 2019
Hundreds attend RIT's National Portfolio Day
In support of the college admission process, prospective students from around the country received portfolio reviews from RIT faculty and reps from other leading art and design colleges.