Named by Business Week as one of the top 10 design schools in the country and one of the top 40 in the world, RIT's Design School is also highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report and Design Intelligence. The School of Design encourages creativity and professionalism within the context of its unparalleled, high-quality education. Since effective design, by definition, also communicates very effectively, you will learn to integrate form, function, and originality. Each major in the school enables students to work alongside faculty members to form an inquisitive and dynamic educational community in which creativity, critical thinking, innovative problem-solving, professionalism, aesthetic understanding, cross-disciplinary study, and social responsibility are explored, cultivated, and promoted. With a balance between technological and theoretical approaches, students explore the latest methodologies and resources, striving to generate new solutions to design problems. You will have access to specialized laboratories and advanced computer facilities, the Cary Graphic Arts Collection, the Graphic Design Archive, and the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. As a student at RIT's School of Design, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on your area of study, and ultimately on the society in which we live.
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