May 3, 2023
Student researches motion capture technology through MAGIC Spell Studios
Payton Schleh ’23 (motion picture science) uses the latest motion capture technology and techniques to support projects across the College of Art and Design.
April 19, 2023
Rochester’s past, present and potential future involvement with the film industry
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Amy Adrion, assistant professor in the School of Film and Animation, and Amanda Hughes, technology and studio manager in RIT's MAGIC Center.
April 17, 2023
MAGIC Spell Studios teams show off at national Game Developer’s Conference and PAX East
This year, in addition to MAGIC Spell Studios’ decade-long tradition of sending teams to the Game Developers Conference (GDC), it sent teams to PAX East for the first time.
March 29, 2023
RIT surpasses $1 billion campaign goal funding scholarships, research, and facilities
RIT has surpassed the $1 billion goal for Transforming RIT: The Campaign for Greatness, the university’s blended campaign. A recent $1 million gift from John Traver ’10 (motion picture science) for an endowed professorship in the College of Art and Design “put us over the top,” according to RIT President David Munson.
March 24, 2023
RIT game design and development programs jump in rankings
RIT is one of the top universities in the world for students who want to study and create games, according to new international rankings from The Princeton Review.
March 10, 2023
RIT to host Jam for Hope as wish for student living with cancer
Zach Sheikh, a fourth-year game design and development student, is battling a rare cancer for the third time in his young life. As a result of being all too familiar with illness and grief, Sheikh has wished for help creating a game jam to raise awareness for children experiencing loss and serious illnesses, and RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios is partnering with the Dear Jack Foundation to make this wish come true.
February 14, 2023
RIT named among top 5 game design schools in the country
RIT has again been ranked as one of the top game design universities in the nation. RIT was named No. 5 on the Animation Career Review list of Top 50 Game Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S. and No. 2 in New York state.
February 1, 2023
Multidisciplinary center spurs creativity
The crown jewel of RIT’s Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity, MAGIC Spell Studios brings together the university’s academic strengths in game design and development, film and animation, and digital media, with a commercialization focus that provides Hollywood-scale virtual production experiences for students and clients.
January 31, 2023
Learning the 'Unspoken Rules'
The Chronicle of Higher Education features RIT’s Career Ready Bootcamp, led by RIT's Spectrum Support Program. (This content requires a subscription to view.)
January 18, 2023
Alumna's career defined by contributions to pioneering 3D technology
Tish Khan '17 (3D digital design) has worked closely with a variety of emerging and innovative technologies during her professional career.
December 20, 2022
BOCES hosts animation classes for local schools
The Olean Times Herald talks to David Long, associate professor and director of the MAGIC Center, about a partnership with the Cattaraugus-Allegany region school districts.
November 28, 2022
Alumna uses film to teach diversity
Tina Cannaday Chapman DaCosta ’04 MS, ’14 MFA is using her parents’ life stories to teach important lessons about diversity, equity, and inclusion. In fall 2022, the director of RIT’s Diversity Theater program released Dear Eleanor, her second short film based on her parents’ lives.