At the intersection of visual communication, design strategy, technology, and user experience design, new media designers are the innovative thinkers, designers, and creators of the next generation of 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.
Program facilities equipment
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.
Program job titles reported
Art Director; User Experience Designer; Associate Web Developer; Content Design Analyst; Experience Designer; Interaction Designer; Junior Motion Graphics Designer; Junior Designer; Motion Designer and Video Editor; Product Designer
Program significant points
- Named by Business Week as one of the top 10 design schools in the country and one of the top 40 in the world, RIT's Design School is also highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report and Design Intelligence.
- According to Business Insider, RIT ranks (#11) in The World’s 25 Best Design Schools.
Select program hiring partners
Canon U.S.A., Inc., CHESS Health Solutions, Datto, Inc., Epic, Forbes Media, GE, GEICO, Google, Inc., Instrument, ITX Corp, Lyft, Microsoft, Paychex, PayPal, Punchcut, Total Wine & More, Two Bulls, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Wegmans Food Markets, Xerox
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