Graduates of RIT’s film and animation MFA work as artists, filmmakers, and storytellers at the world’s leading animation and live-action studios, including Disney Animation Studios, DreamWorks, and Nickelodeon.
MFA students can develop skills in their area of expertise through exercise skill-based classes in lighting, animation, performance, cinematography, editing, directing, model building, computer compositing, and elective courses in the other CAD departments. This includes Photography, Computer Science, Gaming, Teaching, Design and Illustration and additional history and aesthetics classes in Film.
Program facilities equipment
Students have access to facilities like the theater, editing studios, and stop motion studios.
Program job titles reported
Character Animator; Director; Effects Animator; Producer; 3D Modeler; Editor; 3D Technical Artist; Production Manager; Storyboard Artist; Screenwriter; Character Designer; Sound Mixer or Editor; Fabricator; Cinematographer
Select program hiring partners
RIT MAGIC Spell Studios; Cartuna; Realwood Studios; Strong Museum; Mountain House Media; ByteDance
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Cooperative Education and Internships
What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.
Cooperative education, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities are optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the MFA in film and animation.