Design Exploration

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


Overview

Design exploration is not accepting applications at this time. However, we encourage you to explore the design majors in RIT’s School of Design, which include 3D digital design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, and new media design.

If you are passionate about design but are unsure which program best fits your career aspirations the design exploration option is for you. RIT’s School of Design offers majors in 3D digital design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, and new media design. In the first year, students will work closely with their academic advisor to select courses that best match their interests.

The design exploration option requires the submission of a portfolio. View our Portfolio Requirements for more information.

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Admissions and Financial Aid

First-Year Admission

A strong performance in a college preparatory program is expected. This includes:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of social studies and/or history
  • 3-4 years of mathematics
  • 2-3 years of science
  • Studio art experience and a portfolio of original artwork are required for all programs in the School of Art.
  • A portfolio must be submitted. View Portfolio Requirements for more information.

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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.
Learn more about financial aid and scholarships

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