Film and Animation MFA
October 25, 2023
RIT graduate student launches pilot episode of ‘ScienceLore’ educational series
The owl is wise, the lion is brave, and an elephant never forgets—but where do these notions come from? RIT graduate student Chelsea DeMott Wildey and her team have developed the pilot episode of ScienceLore, an educational series about the history and perception of animals as they relate to mythology and lore.
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.
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 17, 2023
MAGIC Spell Studios teams show off at national Game Developer’s Conference and PAX East
This year, in addition to MAGIC Spell Studios’ decade-long tradition of sending teams to the Game Developers Conference (GDC), it sent teams to PAX East for the first time.
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.
November 28, 2022
Alumna uses film to teach diversity
Tina Cannaday Chapman DaCosta ’04 MS, ’14 MFA is using her parents’ life stories to teach important lessons about diversity, equity, and inclusion. In fall 2022, the director of RIT’s Diversity Theater program released Dear Eleanor, her second short film based on her parents’ lives.
November 14, 2022
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.
November 14, 2022
MFA student's films a big draw at festivals
Diane Lee ’24 MFA (film and animation) — who goes by the artist name Diane Catsburrow Linnet — has found comfort at RIT meshing her abilities as a creative writer, storyteller and artist.
September 26, 2022
School of Film and Animation director's documentary uncovers family stories
Shanti Thakur's hybrid-documentary Terrible Children has been met with a warm reception on the festival circuit. Screenings are scheduled at Rochester's Little Theatre Oct. 20 and 22.
September 21, 2022
Rochester Fringe highlights RIT short films and meditative listening
City reviews films presented during RIT's Honors Show 2022 at the Rochester Fringe Festival.
August 26, 2022
Film and animation students spend the semester in Los Angeles
Study Away: LA gives students in RIT’s School of Film and Animation the opportunity to spend time in Los Angeles for a semester to learn from industry professionals.