School of Film and Animation,College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology

School of Film and Animation, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology

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Basic facts

Complete Name and Acronym (in original language):
School of Film and Animation,College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology
Complete Name and Acronym (in English language):
School of Film and Animation, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology
Year of Admission as CILECT Member:
2016
Agency (-ies) Who Awarded the State Accreditation:
New York State, NASAD (National Association of Schools o
Name of Director:
Malcolm Spaull, Administrative Chair
Address :
70 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY, 14623, USA
Country:
United States
Website:

Mission & Strategy

The mission of SOFA is to advance the state of the cinematic arts by preparing graduates that independently produce innovative work, enter the industry with a creative specialty, and begin careers that significantly contribute to the research and development of new motion picture art or technologies. It is essential that the curriculum flexibly remain consistent with current and emerging technologies, production practice, theoretical concerns, and aesthetic evolution. Three distinct degree programs support the live action, animation, and motion picture science curriculum: BFA, MFA, and the BS in digital cinema.
SOFA students are encouraged to develop their own personal vision and independent work while they learn the skills needed to fulfill any role in our profession. SOFA's curriculum, developed by our award-winning faculty, engaged students, and successful alumni, and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), is rooted in a shared passion for filmmaking.

Financing

Sources of financing

Percentage of the Total
State Funds:
0%
Public Funds:
0%
Private Funds:
5%
Students’ Fees:
95%
Sales of School Product:
0%
Rentals of Premises/Facilities/Equipment/Services:
0%
Donations:
0%

Types of financing

Percentage of the Total
Cash:
100%
In-Kind :
0%

Degree areas

BFA (Bachelor of Fine Art), MFA (Master of Fine Art), BS (Bacche (4 year degree undergraduate, 3 year graduate, Full-Time)

Non-degree courses

Student incentives

Staff

Full-time
Part-time
Professors (incl. Full, Associate & Adjunct):
0
0
Teaching Assistants:
0
0
Industry Professionals:
0
0
Administrative Staff:
0
0
Technical Staff:
0
0

Key teaching staff (Tenure Staff and/or Industry Professionals)

Facilities, equipment & production

Area:

Total Area of the Institution:
RIT Campus – 1,3  sq.m.
Total Area of Recreational & Social Facilities (gyms, pools, bars, lounges, restaurants, parks, etc.):
14864 sq.m - Re  sq.m.
LAN Access Area :
139354 sq.m  sq.m.
Wi-Fi Access Area:
139354 sq.m  sq.m.

Library & Film/DVD Archive:

Number of Volumes
Specialized Books on Film/TV/Media/Arts/etc. (Total):
• 5957 printed volumes, 2738 e-books, 40 journals (film), 250 da
Professional Films on 35 mm (Total):
0
Professional Films on DVD, Blu-Ray, etc. (Total):
5832 DVD’s, 465 VHS
Student Films (Total):
1735 RIT / SOFA films online

Technical Facilities:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*30 sq.m.
Lecture Auditoriums:
3
Computer Auditoriums:
4
Sound Stages:
2
TV Studios:
0
Theatre Stages (for work with actors):
2
Editing Studios:
6
Sound Studios (recording, editing, mixing, foley):
1 Foley, 1 Narration, 1 C
Music Recording Studios:
0
Still Photography Studios:
0
Visual Effects Studios:
software based, 1 green s
Animation Studios:
6
Film Labs:
0
Screening Halls (with capacity less than 50 people):
5
Screening Halls (with capacity between 50-350 people):
3 Shared with entire camp
Screening Halls (with capacity more than 350 people):
1, - Shared with entire c

Camera Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 3*Canon EOS 6D, 5*ARRI D21
Film Cameras 35 mm:
0
Film Cameras 16 mm:
40 – (34 Bolex’s, 2 Arri SR3’s, 1 Arri SR2’s, Arri S, Aanton A-M
Digital Cinema Cameras:
6 - (3 Sony FS700’s, 2 AJA CION, 1 Arri D21)
HD Cameras:
38 – (22 JVC HMU-150, 6 Sony FS100’s, 6 Canon 300/305, 4 GoPros,
SD Cameras:
8 (4 Sony PD150’s, 1 PD170, 3 Panasonic DVX100’s)
Broadcast Cameras:
0

Editing Stations :

Number and Type
Example: 2*AVID
Film:
• 1 Steinbeck (8 plate) • 5 Basic 16mm film eding benchs • 5 Mob
Digital:
24 Premiere, 6 Avid

Sound Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Sennheiser Mic
Basic Field Recording Equipment:
5 - Zoom H4
Advanced Film Recording Equipment:
12 (10 Sound Devices 702’s, 1 664, 1 552)
Editing Sound Stations:
19 Avid Pro Tools (3 Advance, 16 Basic )
Basic Mixing Tables:
2
Advanced Mixing Tables:
1

Visual Effects Stations:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Apple iMac
Basic:
30 Computers with Adobe and Autodesk software
Advanced:
0

Production Design Equipment:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*20 sq.m.
Carpentry:
1 Prop Shop – Primally serves Stop Motion Animation program

Total Annual Production:

Hours
35 mm:
0
16 mm:
50
Video:
0
Digital:
4,000

International research/creative/pedagogical collaboration

o University Film and Video Association (UFVA)New research
o Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standards development
o Observer Metamerism and Multispectral Display
o Academy Color Encoding SystemNew research
CableLabs: High Framerate Psychophysics Studyarch

Strategic alliances with the industry

• National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) ConferenceNew research
• New York State Film Office
• Kodak & George Eastman Museum
Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office
• Eastman School of Music
Magic Spell Studio

Past successful graduates

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