3d graphic of a mastodon-like creature pulling a primitive version of a 'food truck'The 3D Graphics Technology program offers you an associate in applied science degree that will provide you with the creative and technical skills required to produce 3D graphics, 3D prints and environmental renderings that range from artistic to photorealistic in quality, 3D models used in multimedia and animation, and mixed-reality applications that combine the use of 3D graphics in virtual reality and augmented reality.

In this program a combination of traditional design skills and digital design techniques are taught, along with concepts of time, motion and lighting principles. This program prepares you for one of two options: entering the 3D graphics industry after graduation or continuing your studies in the 3D digital design BFA program offered by RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

The program requires you to acquire skills in traditional media drawing and painting, as well as in animation, modeling, 3D printing, and reading and understanding design plans and blueprints. You will acquire computer-based skills in 2D and 3D graphics software and learn skills related to project management and teamwork.

You gain real work experience through one term of required cooperative education employment. You also complete a required portfolio workshop course in which you refine and complete your portfolio as needed for an employment search, or for application to the BFA program in 3D digital design in RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.