This visual communications degree gives designers exciting opportunities to shape interactive experiences by integrating graphic design, user experience design, design studies, motion graphics, and 3D digital design into their work.
The MFA in visual communication design provides a learning environment for advancement in innovative research, user-centered design, and professional practice focusing on the creative potentials of visual communication through a full spectrum of media.
Communication Design: corporate identity and branding, typography, information design, environmental graphic design, packaging design
Interaction Design: user interface design, user experience design, 2D game design, web and mobile design, responsive design
Motion and 3D Digital Design: motion graphics, broadcast design, 3D modeling, animation and visualization
Software: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, CINEMA 4D, Xparticles, Unity
Program facilities equipment
Students work in dedicated graduate computer labs and studio spaces. The program provides an opportunity to use, learn, and understand the various types of specialized software and processes for building design solutions for a wide range of digital outputs from mobile, web to AR and VR.
Program job titles reported
Consulting Art Director and Visual Designer; Designer/Animator; Type Designer; UI/UX Designer; UI/UX Designer and Developer; User Experience Designer; UX and Visual 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
Alibaba Group, Ancestry, BlueJeans Network, Designworks, Facebook, Flynn, GE Appliances, GEICO, Helen & Gertrude, Instrument, QuickBase, Inc., Saatchi & Saatchi, Siemens, The Walt Disney Company, Total Wine & More, TripAdvisor, TuneIn, University of Rochester Center for Health + Technology, Verizon Media, Walmart
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||6.00%|