Spend up to a year exploring RIT’s art programs before you declare a major.
If you want to pursue studio arts but are unsure which major or program option best matches your interests, the art exploration option is for you. The School of Art offers majors in illustration, medical illustration, and studio arts (where you can choose an option in ceramics, expanded forms, furniture design, glass, metals and jewelry design, printmaking, painting, or sculpture). In your first year, you will work closely with your academic advisor to select courses that best align with your career aspirations.
The art exploration option requires the submission of a portfolio. View our Portfolio Requirements for more information.
Taylor Kennedy, Annalisa Barron
"Sp(arrows)" is a two-person exhibition at RIT City Art Space featuring Annalisa Barron and Taylor Kennedy '15 (fine arts studio), whose combined work explores the cathartic relationship of...
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...
For all bachelor’s degree programs, a strong performance in a college preparatory program is expected. Generally, this includes 4 years of English, 3-4 years of mathematics, 2-3 years of science, and 3 years of social studies and/or history.
Specific math and science requirements and other recommendations
Studio art experience and a portfolio of original artwork are required for all programs in the School of Art.
Equipped with newly-developed professional skills and materials, students from Ceramics, Fine Art Photography and Metals and Jewelry gained insightful feedback on their work from 11 artists to wrap up the fall semester.