The College of Art and Design offers a constellation of inspired programs that enable students to explore disciplines in American crafts, art, design, film and animation, and photography.


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Here, technology, art and design intersect. So finalize your layout, sharpen your pencil, ready your brush, pick up your camera, block your next shot: it's time to turn what you imagine into reality. Create is an exploration of the College of Art and Design's undergraduate offerings, which include acclaimed bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of science programs. 

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Graduate students in the College of Art and Design are empowered by rigorous, cross-disciplinary programs that place collaboration, advanced studio practice and research at their core. Impact is a survey of our graduate programs, powered by internationally renowned faculty who encourage divergent ideas and methods.

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Undergraduate Major Brochures

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School of Art

A tight-knit community of makers ideate and create one-of-a-kind works in the School of Art. Here, artists use cutting-edge technology and traditional methods to produce a wide range of art. Undergraduate programs include Illustration, Medical Illustration and Studio Arts (with options in Ceramics, Expanded Forms, Furniture Design, Glass, Metals and Jewelry Design, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture).

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School of Design

Ranked among the best in the country, our School of Design holds programs in 3D Digital Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design and New Media Design. Effective design combined with creativity and professionalism are the school's tenets.

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School of Film and Animation

Working in state-of-the-art facilities beside award-winning faculty, students in the School of Film and Animation are prepared to pursue careers across a wide spectrum of industries. It's a creative community that allows students to explore their talents in the art of filmmaking (Animation or Production options) or the science and technologies used in the motion picture industry (Motion Picture Science program).

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School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

RIT's Photo School molds imaginative visual artists, practitioners and technologists through its programs that explore the depth and scope of contemporary imaging practices. At the undergraduate level, students can study one of four options (Advertising Photography, Fine Art Photography, Photojournalism and Visual Media) in the Photographic and Imaging Arts BFA or pursue a BS in Photographic Sciences.

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Elevate (e-zine)

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Issue 1

From virtual production to merging modern processes with traditional craft, we are raising the bar in innovation.

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Issue 2

Our alumni are making a transformative impact in their respective fields and "elevating" the world more broadly.

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