Art, Design, and Architecture

Expression is everything.

Male student making architecture art and female student painting in studio

When you create, you’re showing the world how you see things. Students like you choose RIT because they recognize that the influence and use of technology can be the key to unlocking new forms of expression.

You’re not satisfied with the status quo. You’re confident in your talent and recognize RIT as a place that will take your abilities to new heights. This is a campus where boundaries and limitations are acknowledged and then promptly dismissed. We’re not interested in the ordinary; we’re striving for the extraordinary. Welcome to the intersection of technology, the arts, and design.

Nationally Recognized


Industrial Design Graduate Program (MFA)

U.S. News & World Report


Design and Applied Arts Programs

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Multimedia/Visual Communications Graduate Studies (MFA)

U.S. News & World Report


Graduate-level Studies in Fine Arts (MFA)

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Some Companies That Hire Our Graduates

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