Game Design and Development MS
January 9, 2023
Building an esports community
Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are engaging in electronic sports, called esports. It’s a billion dollar industry, where fans watch as their favorite professional and amateur players take each other on in some of the most popular video games. Since starting an esports club in 2016, RIT has become one of the nation’s largest and best collegiate esports programs.
November 14, 2022
Vote now for RIT’s tiger courier for 'Dota 2' game
RIT is vying to be the first university to develop and have a game character accepted into the wildly popular online game Dota 2. The character, or courier, in the form of a tiger, was developed in MAGIC Spell Studios by a team of former RIT students and a faculty adviser.
October 25, 2022
RIT ranked among top augmented and virtual reality colleges in the U.S.
Animation Career Review has named RIT one of the top augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) colleges in the country. RIT ranked No. 8 on the 2022 list of Top 50 AR/VR Colleges in the U.S.
October 20, 2022
Top 50 Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Colleges in the U.S. – 2022 Rankings
Animation Career Review ranks RIT No. 8 among the top 50 AR/VR colleges in the United States.
September 10, 2022
Local game developers connect with the public at Rochester Game Festival
WHEC-TV talks to Robert Mostyn, Digital Games Hub coordinator, about the ROC Game Fest.
September 6, 2022
Rochester Game Festival at RIT MAGIC Center Sept. 10
The annual Rochester Game Festival will return on Saturday, Sept. 10, to RIT’s MAGIC Center. More than 30 developers, students, and faculty from Rochester and the western New York region will present their video games and board games for visitors to play.
August 23, 2022
RIT named among the nation’s ‘Best 388 Colleges’
RIT remains one of the nation’s best universities for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2023 edition of its book The Best 388 Colleges.
August 22, 2022
RIT ranks in Gizmodo’s top Degrees of the Future for 2022
RIT has been recognized by Gizmodo, a design, technology, science, and science fiction website, for its offerings related to the top Degrees of the Future for 2022. RIT was named for its specialties in cybersecurity, environmental engineering, game design, and computer graphics.
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.