Game Design, Development, and Arts News
March 24, 2023
RIT game design and development programs jump in rankings
RIT is one of the top universities in the world for students who want to study and create games, according to new international rankings from The Princeton Review.
March 22, 2023
Alumni trio makes its mark with expanding stop motion studio
Through its rise in the industry, Apartment D — run by animation graduates Max Lopez ’12, Sean Malony ’12 and Cami Kwan ’15 — has created narrative YouTube series featuring beloved toys such as American Girl, Batman, Hot Wheels, and Monster High.
March 21, 2023
Multi-million dollar animation renovation fosters collaboration, community
RIT's School of Film and Animation recently completed a 10,000-square-foot renovation and expansion of its animation complex, equipped with any tool or resource animators need.
March 10, 2023
RIT to host Jam for Hope as wish for student living with cancer
Zach Sheikh, a fourth-year game design and development student, is battling a rare cancer for the third time in his young life. As a result of being all too familiar with illness and grief, Sheikh has wished for help creating a game jam to raise awareness for children experiencing loss and serious illnesses, and RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios is partnering with the Dear Jack Foundation to make this wish come true.
March 10, 2023
Students benefit from interdisciplinary work during Emerging Creatives Student Summit
Students across the country, including four from RIT, came together last weekend to explore the question ‘what do we want our future to look like?’ during the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Emerging Creatives Student Summit.
February 28, 2023
RIT researchers to create serious video game for infrastructure resilience to cyberattacks
Researchers at RIT are building a serious video game to help cities prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyberattacks. RIT received a more than $600,000 grant and was selected by the Army Cyber Institute (ACI) at West Point to develop the cyber exercise game and a framework for future development.
February 22, 2023
2023 Imagine RIT poster blends technology with the arts
An imaginary close-up of the inside of a computer, mixed with neon lights, microphones, an artist’s palette, molecules, and computer code, has been selected as this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival poster. The winning poster was created by Annelise Wall, a second-year new media design major.
February 16, 2023
Study Away: LA program offers film students professional and life experiences
RIT's Study Away: LA program took its maiden voyage in the fall as students immersed themselves in the Hollywood filmmaking and entertainment landscape.
February 15, 2023
RIT grad’s art ‘New Tricks’ featured on the cover of ‘The New Yorker’
RIT alumnus John W. Tomac ’03 (illustration) has recreated The New Yorker’s iconic dandy Eustace Tilley as a dog for the cover of the magazine’s February 2023 issue, which is on stands now. Tomac’s artwork, called New Tricks, continues the tradition of The New Yorker’s annual February anniversary issue displaying a different artist’s version of the magazine’s mascot.
February 14, 2023
RIT named among top 5 game design schools in the country
RIT has again been ranked as one of the top game design universities in the nation. RIT was named No. 5 on the Animation Career Review list of Top 50 Game Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S. and No. 2 in New York state.
January 19, 2023
Graduate works on 'Colossal Cave' project led by legendary game designers
Morgan Hamilton '22 (3D digital design) worked as a 3D environment artist for "Colossal Cave," a reimagining of a classic 1976 game. Industry legends Roberta and Ken Williams came out of retirement to lead the project.
January 18, 2023
Alumna's career defined by contributions to pioneering 3D technology
Tish Khan '17 (3D digital design) has worked closely with a variety of emerging and innovative technologies during her professional career.