Art, Design, and Architecture

Nationally ranked and internationally acclaimed, RIT’s art, design, and architecture programs produce fearless professionals who know how to bring big ideas to life. By combining creativity with innovation, you will learn to use art to push the boundaries of your imagination and employ design to drive development in the quest for solutions.

Design 3D computer graphics for gaming, virtual worlds, augmented reality, medical and scientific simulations, data visualizations, motion and broadcast graphics, architectural and engineering modeling, instructional multimedia, museum exhibits, and more.

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Master the concepts of 3D graphics to craft a range of creative solutions for animation and multimedia projects.

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Architecture is often described as the art and science of building. That’s especially true today, as design becomes increasingly data-driven. Our NAAB-accredited architecture program provides a well-balanced education with design, technology, and research in mind, integrated strongly with sustainability concepts, to prepare graduates to enter the modern field of architecture on the way to becoming licensed architects.

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Spend up to a year exploring RIT's art programs before you declare a major.

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Enhance your artistic expression through the study of aesthetic and theory.

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People who work in the design and imaging field are responsible for designing, organizing, and producing print and Web-based media for business, communication, publishing, manufacturing, entertainment, and advertising markets. This is a large, exciting field that requires a variety of computer-based and traditional visual skills. The design and imaging technology program provides opportunities for students to enter various careers ranging from creative to highly technical positions at various degree levels. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students. 

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People who work in the design and imaging field are responsible for designing, organizing, and producing print and Web-based media for business, communication, publishing, manufacturing, entertainment, and advertising markets. This is a large, exciting field that requires a variety of computer-based and traditional visual skills. The design and imaging technology program provides opportunities for students to enter various careers ranging from creative to highly technical positions at various degree levels. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students. 

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Spend up to a year exploring RIT's design programs before you declare a major.

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Pair a traditional liberal arts education with study in digital technology, human-computer interaction, database management, geographic information technologies, and interactivity in new media.

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Develop a mastery of skills to experiment, create, and critique within a supportive, diverse environment devoted to individual growth.

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An intensive course of study combining foundations in art and design with two years of study in woodworking and furniture design. For individuals not seeking the BFA or MFA degree, the Associate degree will provide you with many of the fundamentals to begin a career in woodworking and furniture design.

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Advance your personal aesthetic through the study of contemporary practices and critical reflection.

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Dive deeper into your examination of glass as you develop your artistic expression through research, experimentation, and in-depth critiques.

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Integrate design principles, methods, concepts, images, words, and ideas to convey distinct, visually compelling messages to an audience.

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Traditional drawing skills, the latest digital imaging technologies, and sculpted dimensional methods combine for effective visual communication.

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From athletic wear to stereo systems and medical devices, create and develop products for both consumers and manufacturers.

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Explore design theory, design history, and human-centered design as you create a range of consumer products

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Further your understanding of the design process as you prepare to work with creative development teams.

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Interior designers, experts in creating human-centered environments, have a deep understanding of the relationship between people and their physical surroundings.

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Today’s graphic communication professionals serve the robust marketing communications, publishing and packaging graphics industries by creating and producing integrated media across a range of platforms. 

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Deepen your understanding of the importance of graphic communication and immerse yourself in the technologies that are changing the industry.

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Combining art and science to create anatomical and surgical sketches for instructional illustrations, courtroom exhibitions, computer graphics, and more—all to aid the understanding of medical and health conditions.

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Collaborating with scientists and physicians, medical illustrators transform complex information into visual images that are used in education, research, patient care, public relations, legal cases, and marketing efforts.

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Challenge traditional ways of thinking as you create works that leave a lasting impression.

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At the intersection of visual communication, design strategy, technology, and user experience design, new media designers are the innovative thinkers, designers, and creators of the next generation of digital media.

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Gain comprehensive knowledge of printmaking and aesthetic applications through design, principles, production, and print creation.

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Acquire the conceptual and technical skills to succeed as a creative professional in ceramics, expanded forms, furniture design, glass, metals and jewelry design, printmaking, painting, or sculpture.

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Sharpen your own artistic abilities as you prepare to teach the next generation of artists and creators.

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By fully understanding the importance of the user experience and the various aspects of digital design, your work can fuel technological innovation.

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