Salary and Career Info
In this creative, innovative graphic design degree, you'll integrate design principles, methods, concepts, images, words, and ideas to convey distinct, visually compelling messages to a range of audiences.
Students concentrate in areas of typography, design imagery, systems design, interactive design, packaging design, visual narrative design, and motion design. Through their study, students develop design processes, ideation, critical thinking, innovative investigations, and creative research. Students are also exposed to public speaking, presentation methods, and client experiences
Software skills: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, HTML, CSS, and others
The College’s specialized studios, advanced computer facilities and wide range of equipment make it one of the most complete of any degree-granting institutions in the field. Students have access to resources like the RIT Graphic Design Archives, Cary Graphic Arts Collection and the Vignelli Center for Design Studies for research. Along with photography equipment, printing facilities (3-D printing, laser printing, etc.) and Makers Spaces.
Art Director; Associate Art Director; Creative Designer; Creative Director; Digital Designer; Digital Product Designer; Freelance Graphic Designer; Graphic Designer; Experience Officer; Identity/Packaging Designer; Illustrator; Interactive Designer; Junior Art Director; Junior Director; Junior Graphic Designer; Motion Designer; Presentation Designer; Product Designer; Promotions Marketing Coordinator; Social Media Director; UI/UX Designer; Visual Designer; Web Designer; Web Developer
Adirondack Brewery; Athlete Studio; Bailey Brand Consulting; CGI Communications, Inc.; Chatterblast Media; CloudCheckr; Community Arts Center of Cambria County; Deloitte; Eliqs; Flynn; Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Lisa Erickson Design; Merchbro; Partners + Napier; Procter & Gamble (P&G); RED, Inc. Communications; Riddle & Bloom; RIT - MAGIC Spell Studios LLC; ServiceNow; Simple Tech Innovations, Inc.; Threespot; Topix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Trimble Inc.; Viscira
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What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.
Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your art and design co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your artistic capabilities in dynamic professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.
Cooperative education, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities are strongly encouraged for students in the BFA in graphic design.
RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education hosts Creative Industry Day, which connects students majoring in art, design, film and animation, photography, and select computing majors with companies, organizations, creative agencies, design firms, and more. You'll be able to network with company representatives and interview directly for open co-op and permanent employment positions.