Game Design, Development, and Arts
Make. Study. Publish. Play.
In RIT Games, cultures, skills, and communities converge. We leverage the past and present while focusing on the future.
Here, you'll go from game-player, to game-maker, to game-changer. Our approach adapts the needs and environment of the industry and society. You'll get a chance to collaborate while learning to lead.
Regardless of discipline and interest, you'll connect to other students in a playful, innovative, outcome-oriented experience.
Top 50 Game Design: Undergraduate Category
Princeton Review, 2023
Game Design and Development
U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Top Gaming Colleges
Global Gaming League Survey
RIT's eSports Team are national champions in Dota 2, Dropzone, and Rainbow Six: Siege
Build the player experience
Engage players with dynamic interactive assets learned from courses such as 2D animation and Asset Production.
Create the story that drives the game
Craft a quest, a mission, or a narrative with writing-based courses like Game-Based Fiction Workshop, World Building Workshop.
Active research drives innovation and leads to the future of games.
RIT’S MAGIC Center is a nonprofit university-wide research and development laboratory and a for-profit production studio that helps bring digital media creations up to marketplace standards and commercialization. RIT’S MAGIC Spell Studios focuses on nurturing and growing new companies and publishing and distributing their projects.
At RIT’s MAGIC Center, you’ll have access to world-class facilities to develop your ideas and release the results to the world!
Esports at RIT offers an unmatched experience in the form of intramural and formal competitions. Not only that, but students run the whole show. We are one of the only collegiate esports clubs in the country to operate modeling not only professional team management, staffed by students, but also in recreating broadcasting, community, development, and production departments within our program.
There is something for everyone!
in Prize money and scholarships won by students
A Creative and Collaborative Community
We welcome everyone into RIT Games. The more voices and ideas we represent, the more we all flourish, contribute, and make awesome things. In our community, everyone can grow and is encouraged to realize their potential.
However you identify, and whatever background you bring with you, you'll discover an openhearted place here. We focus on building a better future for games, gamers, and everyone else.
That Hire Our Graduates
We couldn't possibly list all 3,400 of our hiring partners. It's a list that keeps on growing. But here's a sample of some of the places around the world where you might find yourself working.
- Blizzard Entertainment
- EA Games
- Epic Games
- Lockheed Martin
Get Experience in the Games Industry
What sets our games students apart from their competitors isn't just their degree. It's the real-world experience gained from full-time, paid cooperative education, where you'll work on all aspects of a game–from storytelling and world-building to design and development.
RIT Games students complete at least one co-op
Among top schools for co-op and internship programs
U.S. News & World Report, 2022