December 20, 2021
Portfolio review event punctuates professional development class
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.
December 17, 2021
Clearing the Air with Jason “Lt. Facemelter” Farnan
The Geva Journal features Jason Farnan ’03 (graphic design), also known as decorated air guitarist Lt. Facemelter.
December 14, 2021
Students receive portfolio reviews from top designers
For her Professional Practices class, Assistant Professor Keli DiRisio organized more than 150 portfolio review sessions in which students gained insight from professionals working in their preferred design discipline.
December 13, 2021
Innovation Square invites college students to downtown living
Some communities are known as college towns, but developers are hoping downtown Rochester becomes a college city, as they offer high-rise housing for students from several area colleges, including RIT.
December 10, 2021
RIT professor directs, produces episodes featuring John Lithgow, Angela Bassett for acclaimed series
Assistant professor Amy Adrion—whose work has screened at South by Southwest, Sundance, and Tribeca film festival—recently directed and produced videos for an online streaming series featuring actors reading children’s books brought to life through animation.
December 8, 2021
Alumni contribute to animated film receiving Oscar buzz
Angélica Agélviz, Shana Dixon and Chloe Hayes — all 2019 School of Film and Animation graduates — worked on Nuevo Rico, an award-winning film seen as a potential Academy Award winner.
December 7, 2021
Student designer represents RIT on three packaging competition winning teams in four years
Kelly Fellner is still packing heat. The packaging science major has been on three winning RIT student teams in the past four years at the annual Paperboard Packaging Design Challenge. In 2018, she was part of the Packing Heat team that took first place for its subscription box filled with fiery sauces and treats.
December 6, 2021
RIT team creates virtual reality game to teach about NASA’s lunar exploration missions
NASA’s Artemis program plans to return humans to the moon by 2025. However, in a new game developed by RIT faculty and students, people can use virtual reality to return even sooner.
December 6, 2021
Vignelli Center's 'Beyond Fashion' event unites RIT and community designers
RIT and local designers partnered to create garments and wearables inspired by the Vignelli Center archives for display during a first-of-its-kind fashion show on Dec. 10. The event is open to the public.
December 1, 2021
RIT educates tomorrow’s experts in virtual production
MAGIC Spell Studios, RIT’s world-class digital media research and production facility, is bringing the latest in virtual production (VP) technology to RIT students. VP blends filmmaking, 3D graphics, computational photography, and real-time game engine rendering to produce in-camera visual effects similar to those seen in the groundbreaking work on Disney’s The Mandalorian and Marvel’s Avenger films.
December 1, 2021
Alumna makes directorial debut
Tisa Zito ’09 (film and animation) is making her directorial debut with her film, ForeverMoore; The Angelo Project. The film is a character study on Los Angeles native Angelo Moore, lead singer of the band Fishbone, and asks questions about the legacy and process of an artist.
November 29, 2021
Fellow brings strong passion for design, diversity, inclusion to College of Art and Design
Alesha Williams, a Future Faculty Post-Doc Fellow in RIT’s College of Art and Design, is an illustrator, designer, and educator from Cleveland. Williams is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, combining her many research interests to focus on character design and representation of marginalized and minority characters in the comic book medium.