3D Visualization Option - 3D Digital Design BFA

RIT’s 3D design visualization degree emphasizes the creation and simulation of environments and objects for virtual spaces for a growing number of real-world opportunities.


Overview for 3D Visualization Option - 3D Digital Design BFA

Why Study Digital Visualization at RIT

  • 3D Visualization Lecturers: 3D Visualization professionals are invited to RIT to lead lectures, discussions, and demos that give you an informed industry perspective.
  • Industry Networking: Take part in Creative Industry Day, which allows you to connect with professionals in your field of study.
  • Strong Career Paths: Alumni of the 3D visualization option can be found designing solutions to a broad range of challenges at top companies around the world in medicine, robotics, and other fields.

3d visualization design emphasizes creating and simulating environments and objects for virtual spaces for a growing number of real-world opportunities. RIT’s 3D digital design major offers a 3D design visualization option that gives you the flexibility to pursue a broad range of applications that use digital design as the platform for 3D content creation. Visit the 3D digital design BFA program page for information on curriculum and elective courses for this option.

3D Visualization Option Curriculum

From your first day in 3D design visualization, you’ll learn the design software professionals use for real-world digital design. You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Use the computer labs in the College of Art and Design, which will provide you with access to professional-level 3D and animation software
  • Collaborate with engineers, musicians, scientists, animators, and medical professionals, putting your 3D design abilities to use before you even graduate

Our digital visualization degree teaches you how to combine traditional design skills with the aesthetic and technical expertise to create virtual elements featured in TV and movies, virtual worlds, motion and broadcast graphics, and instructional multimedia. The 3D design visualization option also teaches skill such as:

  • Data visualizations
  • Augmented reality
  • Medical and scientific simulations
  • Architectural and engineering modeling
  • Simulation for synthetic data generation
  • Machine learning

The vehicles, avatars, lighting, and environments you make are all designed to imagine something new, visualize an idea, or simulate a process. Explore exciting and new discoveries in VR and augmented reality visualization, or try designing 3D environments in this digital visualization option. As you progress through the options you will discover new applications for your skills while working with advanced tools in a growing industry. 




Careers and Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your art and design co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your artistic capabilities in dynamic professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.

Students in the 3D visualization option are strongly encouraged to complete a cooperative education or internship experience.

Creative Industry Days

Connect with Design Industry Leaders

RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education hosts Creative Industry Days, which connects students majoring in art, design, film and animation, photography, and select computing majors with companies, organizations, creative agencies, design firms, and more. Creative Industry Days are a series of events that allow you to network with company representatives and interview directly for open co-op and full-time employment positions.

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Admissions and Financial Aid

This program is STEM designated when studying on campus and full time.

This option is part of the 3D digital design BFA. Please visit the degree program page for admission requirements.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

100% of all incoming first-year and transfer students receive aid.

RIT’s personalized and comprehensive financial aid program includes scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment programs. When all these are put to work, your actual cost may be much lower than the published estimated cost of attendance.
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