Graphic Design BFA
- Bachelor of Fine Arts
- Approximately 173 students are enrolled in this program
Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component
- Co-op is optional for this program
- Minimum co-op requirement: N/A
- Co-op availability: N/A
Salary InformationCo-op: $14.16 $10.00 - $18.00
Student Skills & Capabilities
Students concentrate in areas of typography, design imagery, systems design, interactive design, packaging design, visual narrative design, and motion design. Through their study, students develop design processes, ideation, critical thinking, innovative investigations, and creative research. Students are also exposed to public speaking, presentation methods, and client experiences
Software skills: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, HTML, CSS, and others
Equipment & FacilitiesThe College’s specialized studios, advanced computer facilities and wide range of equipment make it one of the most complete of any degree-granting institutions in the field. Students have access to resources like the RIT Graphic Design Archives, Cary Graphic Arts Collection and the Vignelli Center for Design Studies for research. Along with photography equipment, printing facilities (3-D printing, laser printing, etc.) and Makers Spaces.
Job TitlesGraphic Designer, Art Director, Visual Designer, UI/UX Designer, Junior Designer, Interactive Designer, Junior Art Director, Presentation Designer, Designer & Illustrator
- 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.
Selected Employer Hiring PartnersAvanade, Inc., CGI Communications, Inc., Dixon Schwabl, Gannett - Part of the USA Today Network, Harris Beach PLLC, Omnicom Media Group, Optic Sky Productions, Packaging Corporation of America, Paychex, Inc., Swarovski Lighting, The Action Network, Type High Letterpress, U.S. Department of Defense
Contact UsWe appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Gretchen Burruto, the career services coordinator who works with the Graphic Design program. Access information about services through our site at www.rit.edu/careerservices.
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY 14623-5603