Games, Film, and Digital Media

A multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial approach to digital media research and production.


7,000 sq. ft. sound stage plus post-production sound mixing and color correction facility


University to publish to Xbox One platform

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Empire State Development-designated Digital Game Hubs


Video- and audio-related items students can check out and use through the School of Film and Animation

MAGIC Center

The RIT MAGIC Center is a university-wide research center with a multi-disciplinary entrepreneurial approach to digital media research and production.  With a focus on Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, and Creativity, MAGIC blurs the lines between art and technology.

Learn more about the MAGIC Center 

Multidisciplinary Research in VR/AR/MR/XR

Frameless Labs

Frameless Labs serves to bring attention to all research, innovation, and artistic creation in the fields of virtual and augmented reality at RIT. By providing symposia and an online space for the community of VR/AR makers at RIT to collaborate, Frameless Labs supports the growth of existing ventures and the inspiration of new projects and technology. Frameless Labs also serves to connect RIT ideas to the greater outside community of VR and AR thought leaders.

Learn more about Frameless Labs

Key Faculty

W Michelle Harris
Associate Professor
School of Interactive Games and Media
Carlos Castellanos
Assistant Professor
School of Interactive Games and Media
Dave Sluberski
Senior Lecturer
School of Film and Animation
Mark Reisch
Assistant Professor
School of Film and Animation
Jesse O'Brien
Senior Lecturer
School of Interactive Games and Media
David Simkins
Associate Professor
School of Interactive Games and Media
Chao Peng
Assistant Professor
School of Interactive Games and Media
Flip Phillips
School of Film and Animation
Adam Smith
Associate Professor
School of Design
David Long
Director of RIT MAGIC Center
VP for Research Office
Stephen Jacobs
School of Interactive Games and Media
Joe Geigel
Department of Computer Science
Susan Lakin
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

Latest News

  • November 23, 2020

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    RIT's study abroad experiences continue on virtually despite travel restrictions

    When Carla Stebbins redesigned the health systems management MS degree, she included a culminating travel course in Sweden for her students to observe a different approach to health care. Stebbins, program director, built the online hybrid program to educate health care leaders to navigate a quickly changing field and widen their perspective. Even though COVID-19 canceled the trip, Stebbins found a solution

  • November 13, 2020

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    Open@RIT receives Sloan Foundation grant to support open work across the university

    RIT’s open programs office has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to measure and strengthen support of the faculty and staff who do work in the open community, including open source software, open data, open hardware, open educational resources, Creative Commons licensed work, open research, and other open work.

  • November 13, 2020

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    RIT celebrates graduate student research with weeklong virtual symposium Nov. 16-20

    RIT will celebrate graduate research during the 13th annual Graduate Education Week and Showcase: A Vision into the Future. The virtual event—Nov. 16 to 20—creates a platform for sharing and exchanging ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic, with pre-recorded and live presentations, demonstrations, visual exhibitions, and an alumni panel discussion.