A media science degree that explores how technology and innovation are changing the graphic communications industry.
Graduate programs in the department of graphic media science and technology prepare students for management positions in many aspects of graphic communications industry: Commercial printers; digital and website publishers; design studios; advertising and marketing agencies and specialized print houses; suppliers of machinery, equipment, and paper: all of these segments actively recruit graduates. Jobs are typically in technical and product management, research and development, production or manufacturing management, sales, administrative special assignments, training and many other technology-oriented leadership positions.
Program facilities equipment
At least 14 labs with over $40 million in up-to-date equipment are available for student coursework and research. Students quickly become accustomed to the latest in print and packaging pre-press, digital composition and publishing, electronically controlled presses, digital printing, content management, imaging systems, bindery equipment, color management technologies, computerized estimating systems, and emerging technologies including AR and VR systems, and more. Our computer laboratories feature the latest software packages and input and output devices used by the graphic communications industry for traditional and new media production.
Program job titles reported
Account Executive; Application Specialist / Systems Engineer; Customer Service Representative; Digital Services Specialist; Estimator; Marketing and Communications Coordinator; Pre-Press Technician; Print Production Manager; Publishing Coordinator; Quality Management
Select program hiring partners
Acelity, Apple, Brady Corp, ColorDynamics, Compu-Mail, Flexo Transparent, Flower City Printing, Gemalto, Hammer Packaging, Infinity Marketing Solutions, Inc., Mercury Print, PAR Government Systems Corporation, Punch Studio , Quad, SCG Packaging, Seifert Graphics, Ultraprint Corporation, Wilsonart, Xerox
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Cooperative Education and Internships
Cooperative education and internships are work experience in your field of study. And they set RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. Cooperative education and internships are designed for your success.
Co-op is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the MS in print and graphic media science.