Game Design and Development BS
December 8, 2023
RIT to partner with Synapse VP for exclusive virtual production immersion in LA next month
RIT is partnering with Synapse Virtual Production on an in-person immersion in Los Angeles next month that will provide creatives, technologists, and classically trained filmmakers with the latest training in experiential elements for virtual production.
October 11, 2023
Lecturer takes interactive media to new levels with holographic comics
Jake Adams, a lecturer in RIT’s School of Interactive Games and Media, mixes his backgrounds in fine arts and interactive media to create digital holographic comics, or holocomics. Using a specialized Lightfield holographic display from the company Looking Glass, the comic books become 3D holograms with sound, animation, and interactivity.
September 29, 2023
New Center for Worldbuilding and Storytelling Creates Community and Resource Network for the Imaginative
“Developing strengths in [worldbuilding] can help many types of professionals become better at what they do. Clearly, game designers, animators, and creative storytellers can benefit, but engineers, technologists, scientists, sociologists, and health care innovators, for example, can also because the process of envisioning and creating a world and all of its interactions can help test out ideas and inform solutions,” said Associate Professor (English) Trent Hergenrader, Ph.D., who will lead the new Center for Worldbuilding and Storytelling.
September 18, 2023
RIT recognized as No. 98 in prestigious national university ranking by ‘U.S. News’
RIT is ranked 98th as a “National University” in the 2024 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, jumping seven spots from last year. This list of 443 includes the nation’s best research universities that also offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and doctoral programs, and emphasize faculty research or award professional practice doctorates.
August 30, 2023
ROC Game Fest is a haven for game enthusiasts
Local game enthusiasts are invited to descend on the campus of RIT for the seventh annual ROC Game Fest, a daylong event committed to the best the games community has to offer.
August 24, 2023
More than 500 Performing Arts Scholars added to RIT’s cast of talented students
Nearly one in six of the more than 3,300 first-year and transfer undergraduates this year received a Performing Arts Scholarship from RIT. That brings the total number of scholars to more than 1,800 in the five years since the program began. The program encourages high school students involved in performing arts to continue their passions at RIT.
August 24, 2023
RIT named as one of the top universities for value and career outcomes in The Princeton Review
RIT once again made The Princeton Review Best Colleges list. Recognized for its value and career options for its students, the Best 389 Colleges 2024 edition, newly published this month, ranks the university in two Top 50 categories—No. 3 in the undergraduate game design programs and No. 44 in Green Colleges.
August 1, 2023
Creating Digital Holographic Comics with Unity, Autodesk, and Adobe Tools
Jake Adams, lecturer of interactive games and media, is interviewed by 80 Level about the production process of his digital holographic comics. Adams is an interactive visual artist and founder of Valholo, a VR and digital holographic studio.
July 28, 2023
MAGIC Center partnership with Foundry creates interdisciplinary research opportunities for students
RIT’s MAGIC Center and MAGIC Spell Studios has formed a partnership with Foundry, a Rochester-based company whose mission is to empower institutional miners, staking customers, and blockchain entrepreneurs with the tools they need.
June 27, 2023
Game design course immerses students in Japanese video game industry
There was an extra two weeks of class for some RIT students who ended their semester with a trip to Japan. The trip was the culmination of a Japanese Game Industry course last spring, where students learned about the world’s third largest video game market.
June 23, 2023
AT&T and RIT video game development summer camp helps students close digital divide
AT&T is teaming up with RIT to host a video game development program aimed at addressing equality issues in technology education and helping local middle school students impacted by the digital divide.
May 17, 2023
Professor Brian Tomaszewski uses spatial data science to help Ukrainian refugee crisis in Poland
RIT Professor Brian Tomaszewski received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to conduct spatial data science research related to the forced displacement of Ukrainian refugees in and out of Poland.