Photography, Film, and Animation

As a dynamic source of information, entertainment, and inspiration, the moving image is an expressive force unlike any other. If you’re a passionate storyteller, we have the tools that breathe life into your creations.

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From TV commercials and music videos to documentary films and computer-animated features, our film, video, and animation programs encourage you to visually express your ideas and bring them to the screen.

Photography is a modern, ever-changing field of study. Offering a range options, our photography programs are among the finest in the world. With Pulitzer Prize-winning faculty, international exhibitors of their work, and unparalleled facilities that house the latest tech, you will engage in image creation in an environment known internationally for its excellence.

Nationally Recognized


Pulitzer Prizes

11 RIT alumni have won 15 Pulitzer Prizes in photojournalism


Photography Graduate Program (MFA)

“America’s Best Graduate Schools”
U.S. News & World Report, 2019


Top U.S. Animation Schools

Animation Career Review


Film, Video, and Photographic Arts

College Factual, USA Today College Guide


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Some Companies That Hire Our Graduates

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