Orientation 2018 – graduates

Welcome to Orientation 2018 for the College of Art and Design at RIT! On this page you will find a welcome letter from your chairperson and supplemental information related to your program.

*Please note that as of July 1 the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences changed its name to the College of Art and Design.

**NEW INFORMATION Regarding Property Insurance**

Students using RIT-owned or their own equipment while away at college should strongly consider purchasing property insurance. While many people assume their home owner’s policy will cover loss, theft, damage or other costs for school equipment, this is not always the case. College of Art and Design families may want to consider this low cost insurance policy option made available through RIT. Students (especially those in photo and film programs) can potentially be checking out equipment valued at over $10,000 and are responsible for replacement costs, in the case of loss, theft, damage. This is the same insurance plan many of our faculty use.

Property Insurance Flyer PDF

Note: Students traveling abroad with RIT equipment are required to show proof of insurance before checking out equipment.

Important Links

 Graduate checklist: items to address

Faculty/staff directory

School for American Crafts


Furniture Design


Metals and Jewelry Design

School of Art

Fine Arts Studio

Visual Arts-All Grades

School of Design

Visual Communication Design

Industrial Design

School of Film and Animation

Film and Animation

School of Media Sciences 

Media Arts and Technology

Print Media

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

Photography and Related Media