School of Media Sciences

Overview

The School of Media Sciences strives to be on the leading edge of graphic communications and gives students the opportunity to address real-world problems within the industry. Students graduate with unsurpassed skills in all areas that encompass graphic communications, from design production to digital content management to typography. Students will learn how to design, distribute, and manage content to reach audiences on various platforms. Our diverse curriculums might see students design customized marketing communications to increase advertising revenues, create new ink formulas for eye-popping retail displays, or implement social media plans for businesses. It’s all done in an ambitious environment, too. Our extensive facilities — outfitted with first-rate equipment and technology — place students in an ideal setting to develop the pioneering solutions RIT is known for.

1955

The RIT chapter of Gamma Epsilon Tau, a national honors fraternity for the graphic arts, was chartered in 1955 and holds a rich history

1937

The School of Media Sciences was established at RIT in 1937 as the Department of Publishing and Printing

24

Bruce James ’64 was selected by President George W. Bush as the 24th Public Printer of the United States, a position once held by Ben Franklin

Latest News

  • August 6, 2019

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    Bringing creativity into cybersecurity

    You do what? From accountant to the stars to sustainable chocolate producer, RIT alumni have some pretty cool careers. Read about Allison Ritter ’14 (media arts and technology), creative director for IBM’s X-Force Command in Boston.

  • August 4, 2019

    Payal Sharma.

    Payal Sharma - Masters in Print Media Alumna

    The School of Media Sciences “…has tremendous resources to support student work, backed by knowledgeable and caring professors; this helped in maintaining motivation while  gaining confidence in my skills and abilities.”

  • August 1, 2019

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    Jinkai Qian - Master's in Print Media Student Alumnus

    RIT graduates work in the knowledge-based positions…in both production management and upper management positions…they are the most knowledgeable about color, printing, and pre-media applications, as well as the production workflow.

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Undergraduate Programs

At the core of the interdisciplinary media arts and technology BS program is a balance of the creative, business, and technical aspects of graphic communication. The course of study allows you to explore educational areas within and outside the program — including ample chances to connect with industry — to provide a thorough experience that prepares you for a world of possibilities.

Today’s graphic communication professionals serve the robust marketing communications, publishing and packaging graphics industries by creating and producing integrated media across a range of platforms. 

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Graduate Programs

The STEM-based Master of Science degree in Print Media offered by the School of Media Sciences offers students seeking an advanced degree the opportunity to join a community of learners and researchers in a dynamic field with robust career opportunities. This thesis-based program involves three semesters of coursework, followed by thesis work where students work together with research professors in world-class facilities. Recent thesis topics have included technology adoption, quality control, instrument and metric analysis, management topics, and process capabilities in areas such as digital printing, textile printing, color measurement, packaging and publishing as well as gravure, flexographic and lithographic printing technologies. Resulting thesis work is published and often presented at academic conferences. 

Students successfully completing the MS in Print Media find themselves well prepared for study at the doctoral level as well as positioned to work at management-level positions in industry. 

Explore how technology and innovation are changing the graphic communications industry.

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Minors and Immersions

The media arts and technology minor provides students with a five-course sampling of the media arts and technology major. Most students begin with the Design Production (MAAT-383) course and customize their selection of courses from diverse offerings related to media production, media architecture, media strategy, and media management.

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Student Resources

The School of Media Science offers a variety of resources for our students such as: 

  • Academic Advisors
  • Computer and Tablets
  • Software
  • Digital Media Storage
  • Insurance

Visit our Student Resources page for more information.