Film and Animation MFA
September 7, 2021
New leadership roles, faculty hires highlight changes in College of Art and Design
RIT's Schools of Art, American Crafts, Film and Animation, and Photographic Arts and Sciences are all under new leadership.
August 23, 2021
School of Film and Animation’s incoming director relishes new role
Shanti Thakur—who began her new role as director of RIT’s School of Film and Animation in the College of Art and Design earlier this month—is an award-winning fiction and documentary filmmaker who has taught for nearly two decades.
June 29, 2021
Graduate film student seeks out collaborative, groundbreaking projects
Selma Peña '22 MFA (Film and Animation), a screenwriter with an undergraduate psychology degree, is using her varied background to create compelling stories that are both meaningful and beautiful.
June 8, 2021
Professor's interview with infamous CIA turncoat featured in new book
In the mid-1980s, Frank Deese of the School of Film and Animation interviewed Philip Agee to inform his screenplay on young CIA recruits. The conversation is detailed in A Drop of Treason.
March 22, 2021
RIT filmmaking in time of COVID has brought unprecedented challenges, inspiring innovation
For RIT student filmmakers who are storytelling in the midst of a pandemic, grey has become the new black. While it’s impossible for any production to eliminate all risk in front of and behind the camera, they’ve had to constantly consider the additional time and safety procedures necessary to achieve the perfect shot.
March 12, 2021
Connections: How should we watch and judge documentaries?
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Ambarien Alqadar, assistant professor in the School of Film and Animation.
February 4, 2021
Professor's film garners more than 100 festival screenings
Film and Animation Professor Jack Beck's "Stari Grad (Old Town)" — filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia — follows a young boy who, hiding from a devastating military conflict, wishes for peace.
October 23, 2020
Faculty, alumni collaborate on industry-recognized film
Many faculty and alumni of RIT's School of Film and Animation were part of the creative team for a documentary selected for a handful of festivals.
April 13, 2020
Faculty, staff using 3D printing expertise to help battle with coronavirus
Mark Reisch, assistant professor in the School of Film and Animation, and Dan Gabber, digital fabrication specialist, are using their expertise in 3D printing to make a difference during the coronavirus pandemic.
January 16, 2020
RIT animation programs receive high national ranking
RIT's School of Film and Animation is the No. 11 animation school in the country, according to Animation Career Review's 2020 rankings.
September 29, 2019
The history of Rotoscoping, the animation technique behind Amazon’s "Undone"
Brian Larson, professor in the School of Film and Animation, explains the history of rotoscoping, a technique where animation is drawn over footage of live actors, in a video by The Conversation.
June 17, 2019
RIT assistant professor’s feature-length screenplay garners industry attention
A feature-length screenplay written by an assistant professor in RIT's School of Film and Animation is receiving significant industry attention as she advances her moving coming-of-age story toward production.