Film and Animation BFA

  • April 29, 2023

    crowd of people walking in between bricks buildings under a sign for Imagine R I T.

    Imagine RIT festival proves the future is bright

    Thousands of visitors at the 2023 Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival got to see what’s on the horizon in the areas of technology, the arts, and design. Festivalgoers traversed RIT’s campus on Saturday, exploring more than 350 exhibits.

  • April 21, 2023

    Group photo outside in Spain.

    Using historic worlds to inspire creative writing

    Associate Professor Trent Hergenrader has led two study abroad trips to Portugal in the past, but this year he wanted to try something different. In January, he and 22 students traveled to Spain as part of a unique creative writing course. 

  • March 22, 2023

    Portraits of Cami Kwan, Max Lopez and Sean Malony set against a cartoon-like background.

    Alumni trio makes its mark with expanding stop motion studio

    Through its rise in the industry, Apartment D — run by animation graduates Max Lopez ’12, Sean Malony ’12 and Cami Kwan ’15 — has created narrative YouTube series featuring beloved toys such as American Girl, Batman, Hot Wheels, and Monster High.

  • March 10, 2023

    Logo for 'Jam for Hope'. Pink and blue text with ribbon next to it. A small character standing on the ribbon.

    RIT to host Jam for Hope as wish for student living with cancer

    Zach Sheikh, a fourth-year game design and development student, is battling a rare cancer for the third time in his young life. As a result of being all too familiar with illness and grief, Sheikh has wished for help creating a game jam to raise awareness for children experiencing loss and serious illnesses, and RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios is partnering with the Dear Jack Foundation to make this wish come true.

  • January 9, 2023

    four esports students posing like an album cover.

    Building an esports community

    Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are engaging in electronic sports, called esports. It’s a billion dollar industry, where fans watch as their favorite professional and amateur players take each other on in some of the most popular video games. Since starting an esports club in 2016, RIT has become one of the nation’s largest and best collegiate esports programs.

  • November 14, 2022

    a tiger video game character jumping onto a hoverboard.

    Vote now for RIT’s tiger courier for 'Dota 2' game

    RIT is vying to be the first university to develop and have a game character accepted into the wildly popular online game Dota 2. The character, or courier, in the form of a tiger, was developed in MAGIC Spell Studios by a team of former RIT students and a faculty adviser.