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Salary and Career Info

Film and Animation MFA

Ranked among the top 10 in the nation by Animation Career Review, graduates of RIT's film MFA work at top animation studios, from Disney Animation Studios, Electronic Arts, and DreamWorks to Blue Sky Studios, Nickelodeon, and Industrial Light and Magic.

Program skills

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.

Select program hiring partners

9 Story Media, CooperVision, Disney, MagicSpell Studios, NASA Research, Optic Skye, Playstation, Savage- Katz Productions

89%

Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).

50%

Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 78.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 11.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 78.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 11.00%
Alternative Plans 0%