Game Design and Development MS
May 9, 2022
Game design and development students win at RPI GameFest 2022
Three games created by RIT students were honored at the RPI GameFest 2022 April 30.
May 4, 2022
RIT Esports wins FACEIT’s North American ‘CS:GO’ Collegiate Championship
RIT Esports dominated the FACEIT Grand Finals tournament to become the best collegiate CS:GO team in North America this spring. The Tigers bested 68 teams to win the 2022 FACEIT championship, which is one of the main tournaments for collegiate Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) esports.
April 26, 2022
Graduating students find their place on campus
RIT students have more than 300 clubs and organizations to choose from today. There are also 24 varsity athletics teams and numerous intramural sports, among other groups. For many students, these extracurricular activities are a great way to try something new, find a niche, and build lasting relationships.
March 25, 2022
Creative Industry Days a virtual success for RIT students, alumni, and talent seekers
Organizers of RIT’s Creative Industry Days saw an increased number of companies, students, and industry participants over last year, as the 17th annual event went virtual for the second consecutive year.
March 22, 2022
RIT game design programs ranked among best in the world
RIT is one of the best places in the world to study game design and develop a career, according to new rankings from The Princeton Review.
March 18, 2022
RIT’s game design programs ranked No. 5 nationally
Animation Career Review has again named RIT one of the top game design universities in the country. RIT ranked No. 5 on the list of Top 50 Game Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S. and No. 2 in New York state.
December 10, 2021
RIT trailblazers make the Forbes 30 Under 30 list
Forbes has identified a few of the RIT alumni set to define the next decade—and beyond. Two RIT alumni—and a third just a few months shy of the age cut-off—were named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2022. Jackie Wiley ’16 (game design and development) was honored in the Games category, and Dylan Ayrey ’15 (computer engineering) was named in the Enterprise Technology category.
December 9, 2021
High school students to create video games for social change at AT&T & RIT ROCtheChange Game Jam Jan. 15
Rochester-area public school students will create social change using video games at the AT&T & RIT ROCtheChange Game Jam held Jan. 15—the first free youth game jam in the region.
December 6, 2021
RIT team creates virtual reality game to teach about NASA’s lunar exploration missions
NASA’s Artemis program plans to return humans to the moon by 2025. However, in a new game developed by RIT faculty and students, people can use virtual reality to return even sooner.
September 29, 2021
RIT ranked among top AR/VR Colleges
RIT ranked No. 6 on the 2021 Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) College Rankings from Animation Career Review. RIT also ranked No. 3 on the east coast and No. 5 among private schools.
July 26, 2021
Two RIT games win awards at 2021 Game Developers Conference
Two video games affiliated with RIT won awards at the 2021 Game Developers Conference virtual event in July.
April 26, 2021
Cultural exchange goes virtual for international game prototyping course
As part of a gameplay and prototyping class at RIT this spring, 25 game design and development students got to participate in a virtual cultural exchange with 30 students at a Japanese college. The teams learned about each other’s cultures and overcame language barriers and time zone differences to create projects for a global game jam.