• February 22, 2023

    college student holding a poster for Imagine RIT.

    2023 Imagine RIT poster blends technology with the arts

    An imaginary close-up of the inside of a computer, mixed with neon lights, microphones, an artist’s palette, molecules, and computer code, has been selected as this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival poster. The winning poster was created by Annelise Wall, a second-year new media design major.

  • February 15, 2023

    cover of The New Yorker magazine featuring a dog in the style of Eustace Tilley.

    RIT grad’s art ‘New Tricks’ featured on the cover of ‘The New Yorker’

    RIT alumnus John W. Tomac ’03 (illustration) has recreated The New Yorker’s iconic dandy Eustace Tilley as a dog for the cover of the magazine’s February 2023 issue, which is on stands now. Tomac’s artwork, called New Tricks, continues the tradition of The New Yorker’s annual February anniversary issue displaying a different artist’s version of the magazine’s mascot.

  • February 14, 2023

    college student wearing a virtual reality headset.

    RIT named among top 5 game design schools in the country

    RIT has again been ranked as one of the top game design universities in the nation. RIT was named No. 5 on the Animation Career Review list of Top 50 Game Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S. and No. 2 in New York state.

  • February 8, 2023

    Students gather around table watching welding in blue safety suits.

    College of Art and Design’s new MAKE program opens doors for creative exploration

    RIT students will have more opportunities to flex their creative muscles outside of the classroom through a new program called MAKE, housed within RIT’s College of Art and Design. The new program creates opportunities for students outside of the college to engage with the resources and expertise available within the School for American Crafts and School of Art.

  • February 6, 2023

    group of more than 70 performers posing for a group photo on a stage.

    Retrograde wins Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase

    Retrograde, a classical rock band formed about a year and a half ago with five RIT students, won best performance and a $500 prize in this year’s Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase, held Friday night in Ingle Auditorium.

  • February 1, 2023

    college student operating a movie camera.

    Making connections in Los Angeles

    When Sarah Mehani landed in Los Angeles in August 2022, her goal was to get more experience and connect with other aspiring filmmakers. She achieved that and more during her time as a rentals intern at AbelCine.

  • January 31, 2023

    five college students sitting on a couch wearing business attire.

    Student entrepreneurs need votes to advance in national startup competition

    RIT student Jake Downie has been “all in” for the past few years when working to advance JDocs, a startup he created with fellow computer science student Artem Goncharov. And now, a JDocs product, FlexFile, is making waves in the legal industry. Last week, FlexFile became a semifinalist to compete in ABA Techshow’s Startup Alley competition.

  • January 24, 2023

    artist standing in a collaboration space.

    RIT appoints inaugural Vignelli Center Designer in Residence

    The Vignelli Center for Design Studies has appointed RZLBD (Reza Aliabadi) as the inaugural Vignelli Center Designer in Residence. This position was created to assist with an upcoming campus project to design and build a series of outdoor interactive exhibits tentatively titled the RIT Museumscape.

  • January 23, 2023

    logo for Lazzoni.

    Metaproject 13 heads to New York City Design Week 2023

    Students who took part in Metaproject 13 will have their designs showcased as part of the 2023 New York City Design Week courtesy of their client, Lazzoni. In the fall, students spent the semester working to design seating solutions for the alumnus-owned international furniture company. All of the designs presented will be prototyped by Lazzoni, a first in Metaproject’s history.