The 3D visualization option gives you the flexibility to pursue a broad range of applications that use digital design as the platform for 3D content creation. The option emphasizes creation and simulation of environments and objects for virtual spaces for a growing number of real-world opportunities. This option is part of the in the 3D digital design BFA degree.
3D digital designers use the aesthetic and technical expertise acquired in the 3D digital design major to create virtual elements featured in everything from TV and movies, virtual worlds, motion and broadcast graphics, and instructional multimedia. The option also includes data visualizations, augmented reality, medical and scientific simulations, architectural and engineering modeling, simulation for synthetic data generation and machine learning, and more. The vehicles, avatars, lighting, and environments you make are all designed to imagine something new, visualize an idea, or simulate a process. As you progress through the option you will discover new applications for your skills while working with advanced tools in a growing industry. From day one, you will learn and operate the same 3D software that professionals use to create projects with technologies like motion and facial capture, projection mapping, 3D scanning, and 3D printing, all of which are right at your fingertips.
As a students on the 3D visualization option you can easily collaborate with engineers, musicians, scientists, animators, and medical professionals. the curriculum affords you ample opportunity to apply your 3D design abilities in a variety of ways. You will take traditional design skills of shape, size, color, time, motion, lighting, and rendering, and expand upon them using 3D tools and emerging technologies to create the designs of the future. Alumni of the program can be found designing solutions to a broad range of challenges at top companies, and across medical, robotics, and other growing fields around the world.
Join us for Fall 2023
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.
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 Day
RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education hosts Creative Industry Day, which connects students majoring in art, design, film and animation, photography, and select computing majors with companies, organizations, creative agencies, design firms, and more. You’ll be able to network with company representatives and interview directly for open co-op and permanent employment positions.
3D Digital Design Reel
A compilation of student work from the last few years.
The RIT 3D digital design program created a funky virtual car show for its 100 Hour Project, an annual community-building event that challenges teams of students to make an animation based on a prompt...
RIT's annual Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Workshop offers students an engaging and rewarding experience. The course, taught by our School of Art's drawing and painting faculty, is a visual arts...
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. Learn more about financial aid and scholarships
Morgan Hamilton '22 (3D digital design) worked as a 3D environment artist for "Colossal Cave," a reimagining of a classic 1976 game. Industry legends Roberta and Ken Williams came out of retirement to lead the project.