Film and Animation BFA
September 11, 2023
Growing accelerated degrees program gives students a leg up
A growing cohort of RIT students is enrolling in the university’s Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees program, which provides pathways for highly focused, goal-oriented students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in a shortened, consolidated experience.
August 30, 2023
New School of Design director, faculty hires ready for 2023-24 academic year
The College of Art and Design welcomes new hires to its faculty roster while longtime faculty Alex Lobos assumes a role as director of the School of Design.
August 7, 2023
Discussing the new film, "Barbie"
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Amy Adrion, assistant professor in the School of Film and Animation.
June 27, 2023
Game design course immerses students in Japanese video game industry
There was an extra two weeks of class for some RIT students who ended their semester with a trip to Japan. The trip was the culmination of a Japanese Game Industry course last spring, where students learned about the world’s third largest video game market.
May 9, 2023
Longtime faculty/staff to retire after noteworthy careers at RIT
Mary Barnard, Willie Osterman, Kim Sherman and David Walter are retiring from RIT with a combined 117 years of experience at the university.
April 29, 2023
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
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.
April 3, 2023
Gabriel Isserlis of Tutti: Five Things You Need To Create A Highly Successful Start-up
Medium features an interview with Gabriel Isserlis ’16 (film and animation), founder and CEO of Tutti.
March 27, 2023
Alumni revamp scholarship honoring founding faculty of the School of Film and Animation
Alumni from RIT’s School of Film and Animation are working together to fund a scholarship that honors all of the faculty who helped form the school. The SOFA Founding Faculty Scholarship will be available to students enrolled in programs within SOFA to support their creative endeavors outside of the classroom.
March 22, 2023
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 21, 2023
Multi-million dollar animation renovation fosters collaboration, community
RIT's School of Film and Animation recently completed a 10,000-square-foot renovation and expansion of its animation complex, equipped with any tool or resource animators need.
March 10, 2023
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.