Salary and Career Info
At the intersection of visual communication, design strategy, and user experience design, this new media design degree produces innovative creators of next gen digital media.
Students are exposed to mobile and tablet interface design, website design and development, multiscreen interaction design for wearables to VR, user experience design and planning, visual design and layout, 3D modeling and animation for design, motion graphics and animation for interactivity, advertising and marketing, front-end web development, rapid prototyping for onscreen interactivity, and physical computing experimentation.
Extensive laboratory facilities (15 labs with over $40 million in up-to-date equipment). Labs are state-of-the-art, featuring the latest software packages used by the design and interactive industry for development across desktop computer, mobile and tablets. Dedicated New Media Workshop with VR, wearable, mobile and large screen devices, 3D printers, projection systems and tangible computing kits and resources.
Software: Adobe Creative Suite, Maxon Cinema 4D, Sketch, Processing, with additional design and development applications and frameworks as needed.
App Designer; Creative Director; Design Director; Digital Product Designer; Graphic Designer; Interactive Designer; Junior Visual Designer; Motion Graphic Designer; Presentation Designer; Senior Visual Designer; UI/UX Designer; Web Developer
Ancera; Brand Networks; Consumer51; CurAegis Technologies, Inc.; EagleDream Technologies; Epic; Fiserv, Inc.; Google; Grammarly; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; IBM; Instagram; Instrument; Microsoft; Netsville Inc.; Optec Displays, Inc.; Paychex; Playdots, Inc.; Punchcut; RIT - MAGIC Spell Studios LLC; RIT - School of Interactive Games & Media; Spayce; Spire Digital; Target; Total Wine & More; Two Bulls; Yext
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|Full-time Graduate Study||2.70%|
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. An art and design co-op provides 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 encouraged for students in the BFA in new media 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.