2014-2015 Illustration Trustee Scholar Brenna Thummler Named Society of Illustrators' Zankel Scholar
August 8, 2014 - For the fourth time since its inception in 2007, a Ringling College of Art and Design rising senior illustrator has been awarded The Society of Illustrators Zankel Scholarship, the most prestigious student scholarship in the discipline!
The Hollywood Reporter Names Ringling College in the Top 25 U.S. Film Schools
August 1, 2014 - Ringing College of Art and Design was listed on The Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 U.S. Film Schools list for the third time in four years.
Ringling College Photography Students Awarded Scholarships from the International Center for Photography
August 1, 2014 - Two Ringling College students from the Photography and Digital Imaging (PDI) major were awarded scholarships from the International Center for Photography (ICP).
Ringling College of Art and Design Announces the 2014 Ring Awards Night
July 2, 2014 - Ringling College of Art and Design will be presenting the 2014 RING AWARDS on July 23, 2014 at the Academic Center Auditorium at 4:00. The Academic Center Auditorium is located on the Ringling College campus. The address is 2700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234. The event is free and open to the public.
Ringling College Alumni Win Emmy® Awards!
June 26, 2014 - Three Ringling College alumni won Emmy® awards at the 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards. Kevin Leman (Illustration, 2000) received an Emmy® for Outstanding Special Class Writing as the Head Writer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
2014 Best of Ringling and Senior Thesis Exhibition Schedule
March 31, 2014 - Schedules have been announced for the 2014 Best of Ringling and Senior Thesis exhibitions. We invite everyone to come out to visit these exciting shows to support Ringling College and this year's senior class.
Ringling College Students Get "HAPPY" IN New Viral Video
March 27, 2014 -Nickel Communications produced this "HAPPY" video in collaboration with a number of Ringling College students in various roles. Watch it and we think you will recognize more than a few HAPPY faces.
Internet Phenom Michelle Phan Receives Honorary Doctorate from Ringling College
March 24, 2014 - Artist, successful businesswoman, internet sensation and self-described “artrepreneur” Michelle Phan will soon have one more accolade to add to her resume: an Honorary Doctorate of Arts in the Business of Art & Design from Ringling College of Art and Design.
Ringling College Alumni Work on Oscar Winner "FROZEN"
March 4, 2014 - Congratulations to Walt Disney Feature Animation and our Ringling College alumni "FROZEN" team for their Oscar Win for Best Animated Feature!
Ringling College Students Capture 42 Wins in 2014 Local ADDY Awards Student Categories
February 27, 2014 - Ringling College students were honored with 24 Gold and 12 Silver ADDYs as well as three Judge's Choice, 2 Best in Show and a People's Choice award this past weekend at the Suncoast Ad Fed American Advertising Awards Gala: ADDY Underground.
Society of Illustrators Awards 34 Student Entries for Coveted 2014 Exhibition
February 21, 2014 - Ringling College of Art and Design remains the top performing college in history in the Society of Illustrators’ (Society) Annual Student Scholarship Competition! This year, 28 Ringling students were accepted into the exhibition with a total of 34 winning entries. Just 300+ total winning pieces were chosen from more than 8,700 entries submitted by colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Digital Filmmaking Alumnus Featured in "Post Magazine"
October 23, 2013 - Digital Filmmaking alumnus Andrew Burhoe was recently featured in an article called "Student to Pro" in the September issue of "Post Magazine." Highlighted in the article is how Burhoe chose Ringling College and then the unique experience he had while in the major, which allowed him to specifically focus on the areas he was most interested in.
Nine Computer Animation Student Films Accepted to Siggraph Asia 2013
October 11, 2013 - Nine student films from the Ringling College of Art and Design Computer Animation Department have been accepted into the 2013 Siggraph Asia Computer Animation Festival. Eight were accepted into Animation Theater and one into Electronic Theater.
The Hollywood Reporter Ranks Ringling College as One of the Best Film Schools for 2013!
July 31, 2013 - Ringling College of Art and Design has made the list for the second time in three years in "The Hollywood Reporter's" (THR) 25 Best Film School Rankings, published July 31, 2013. THR reporters interviewed luminary filmmakers – and Ringling College Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab guests – Werner Herzog and Wally Pfister for the story, and noted their insights in the article.
"Brain Divided" Wins Grand Prize in Cartoon Brew Student Contest
July 16, 2013 - A group of three Ringling College Computer Animation students recently won the grand prize for their senior thesis animation "Brain Divided" in the Cartoon Brew student contest.
Illustration Students Win Zankel and Cartoonists Society Scholarships
July 1, 2013 - Ringling College Illustration students have been awarded two prestigious awards for their outstanding work - one from the Society of Illustrators for the Zankel Scholarship and another from the National Cartoonists Society Foundation for the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship.
Ringling College Team Places Third in Startup Weekend Competition
June 19, 2013 - A Ringling College team consisting of four students and a faculty member won third place and the Community Choice award for their crime watch application, StreetWize, at the Startup Weekend of Tampa Bay.
Ringling College Illustration Students Nominated for Two of Three Zankel Scholarships
June 18, 2013 - The Society of Illustrators has announced the nominees for their prestigious Zankel Scholar award. Two of the three scholar nominees are from the Ringling College Illustration Department.
Ringling College Student Animations Win GOLD and BRONZE Medals in 2013 Student Academy Awards®
June 9th - Ringling College animators make history, capturing two of three Student Academy Awards worldwide in the 2013 Student Academy Awards®.
Ringling College Advertising Design Graduate Wins National Silver Student ADDY Award
June 9, 2013 - Ringling College alumnus Josh Woolbert, a 2013 Advertising Design graduate, won a National Silver Student ADDY Award for his newspaper campaign "LÃ¶wensenf Extra," which was presented during the American Advertising Federations national conference AdAmerica this past Saturday, June 8, in Phoenix, Arizona. Josh's fellow Ad Design classmate and 2013 alumnus Rick St Louis was the photographer for the campaign.
National Cartoonists Society Foundation Selects Illustration Student as Scholarship Winner
May 29, 2013 - The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) recently announced that Ringling College illustration student Charlotte Mao has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship.
EA Spotlights Game Art and Design Alum Bryan Shannon
Here's an exerpt from EA's New Grad Q&A article with recent Ringling College graduate Bryan Shannon (Game Art and Design, 2013). "For this week’s New Grad Q&A installment, we sat down with artist and EA scholarship recipient Bryan Shannon who will soon be joining our Maxis studio. As a long time fan of Maxis, Bryan gave us insight on what it was like to see the creation of one of his favorite titles from the inside, and what he’s looking forward to in a career in games."
Ringling College Launches CONTXT Magazine in iPad, PDF and Print Editions
May 9, 2013 - Ringling College of Art and Design today announced the launch of CONTXT Magazine as a media rich, no-cost iPad application, downloadable PDF file and glossy print publication. CONTXT will be published biannually and focuses on the culture and convergence of art and design through visually rich artwork and intriguing profiles on students, alumni, faculty and visiting artist and creatives. In line with being named by US News as the ‘Most Wired’ campus in the US, Ringling College is again at the forefront of technology with developing CONTXT in a complementary iPad edition format that is highly interactive and content-rich with images, video, links and other multimedia features. CONTXT is the next iteration in the continual evolution of Ringling College’s communications efforts, replacing the award-winning college magazine formerly named ‘Perspectives.’
2013 District ADDY Winners
May 2, 2013 - Ringling College won a total of 8 Gold and 12 Silver District ADDY Awards across both professional and student categories at the April 20th ceremony in Jacksonville, FL. Congratulations to all of this year's district ADDY winners!
Illustration Student Wins Scholarship from National Cartoonists Society Foundation
April 26, 2013 - Illustration student, Charlotte Mao, as been awarded a scholarship by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF). She was selected from over 65 applicants for the award based on samples of her work and short essays about her current and future plans for cartooning.
2013 Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab Season Finale with Dylan McDermott
Actor Dylan McDermott was the featured final guest for the 2013 Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab season, which included fellow actors Sam Rockwell, Andie MacDowell, and Aubrey Plaza.
Students Win L'Oreal 24-Hour Design Storm Competition
April 17, 2013 - A student team from Ringling College of Art + Design took part in a special project with L'Oreal USA Luxe Division where they created new product packaging designs for products in the L'Oreal USA Luxe brand. The Ringling College team of five students was one of three design schools who participated in a 24-hour "Design Storm" competition and then presented their ideas and designs to the L'Oreal Team.
Fine Arts Alumnus Amer Kobaslija Awarded Fellowship
April 12, 2013 - Ringling College alumnus Amer Kobaslija (Fine Arts, 2003) has been awarded a fellowship by the 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Kobaslija was selected from a group of 3,000 applicants for his on-going project painting the earthquake and tsunami-devastated town of Kesennuma, Japan, and its reconstruction.
2013 Best of Ringling and Senior Thesis Exhibition Schedule
April 3, 2013 - Schedules for the Best of Ringling and Senior Thesis Exhibitions. We invite everyone to come out to visit these exciting shows and support Ringling College and this year's senior class.
Ringling College Alumnus Debuts Google Doodle
March 11, 2013 - Ringling College alumnus, Betsy Bauer ('11, computer animation), is the newest member of the Google Doodle team. Her debut doodle for International Women's Day 2013 sparked national attention and was highlighted on "CBS This Morning" on Friday, March 8th.
Illustration Alumnus Ethan Long's Book "Up, Tall and High!" Named as 2013 Geisel Award Medal Winner
Feb. 20, 2013 - Written and illustrated by Ringling College alumnus Ethan Long ('91, Illustration), the children's book "Up, Tall and High!" has been named the 2013 Medal Winner of the (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award.
33 Entries Accepted to 2013 Society of Illustrators
Ringling College of Art and Design has once again been awarded the top number of entries into the 2013 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition. Of over 8,000 pieces entered from colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada, only 272 were selected, including 33 from Ringling College students, which is the largest number selected from any single institution.
Sculptor Patrick Dougherty Discusses Sculpture at Future SMOA Site
Feb. 5, 2013 - Internationally renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty weaves large-scale architectural forms from trees, twigs, vines, and other natural materials. In January 2013, the artist spent three weeks in Sarasota creating one of his unique sculptures on the grounds of the historic Sarasota High School and future home of the Sarasota Museum of Art/SMOA.
Ringling College Design Center Wins HOW International Design Awards
Jan. 18, 2013 - The Ringling College Design Center, the College's in-house design agency, recently won How International Design Awards. See below for the winning projects.
Motion Design Students Create Projection Mapping for HuB Grand Opening
Dec. 12, 2012 - The HuB Sarasota building came to life with amazing projection mapping animation when twenty four junior Motion Design students from Ringling College of Art + Design, led by Motion Design faculty Ed Cheetam, Dorian Angello, Jill Taffet, Ron Zeitler, Joe Russ, and Morgan Williams, created an incredible animation which was projected onto the side of the new HuB Building in downtown Sarasota this weekend. The project was a 5-week classroom endeavor created in collaboration with HuB Founder Rich Swier and his business partner Jesse Biter.
Two Student Animations Nominated for Annie Awards
Dec. 5, 2012 - The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominations for its 40th Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. Two Ringling College of Art and Design student thesis films have been nominated for Best Student Film.
Sarasota's S/ART/Q exhibiting in SELECT Fair Art Basel Weekend, December 5-9, 2012
Dec. 5, 2012 - Sarasota's artist group S/ART/Q, will complete their 2012 exhibition season with its first out-of-town exhibition in the highly anticipated contemporary art fair, SELECT Fair, taking place in Miami Beach during Art Basel Weekend December 5th- 9th. Formed in late 2008, S/ART/Q is a group of ten professional contemporary artists whose name underscores their connection to the region (a takeoff on the area's tree letter airport code "SRQ" in combination with the word ART) and the central role that art plays in all our lives, especially here on the cultural coast.
2012 Ringling Film Student Wins Award
Nov. 26, 2012 - Ringling College Digital Filmmaking Alum, Sean Benson, earned the award for Best Short Film for his senior thesis film project THE FOREVER at The Florida Motion Picture & Television Association’s 23rd Crystal Reel Awards Gala held in Orlando on Saturday, November 10. The annual FMPTA event honors and highlights outstanding achievements in motion picture, television, audio recording and digital media productions created in Florida over the past year.
Ringling College Design Center Wins Top Awards
October 25, 2012 - The Ringling College Design Center, the College's in-house design agency, recently won top awards from "Print" Regional Design Annual, "How Magazine", and "How International Design Awards."
Digital Filmmaking Program Hosts Cinematographer Wally Pfister
October 18, 2012 - The Ringling College of Art and Design Digital Filmmaking program hosted oscar winning cinematographer Wally Pfister yesterday evening at the Ringling College Academic Center.
President Larry R. Thompson Wins 2012 Boundary Crosser Award
October 5, 2012 - Dr. Larry R. Thompson, President of Ringling College of Art + Design, was awarded the 2012 Boundary Crosser award from SCOPE.
Sweet Sparkman Architects and Ringling College of Art and Design Partner to Present ‘ORIGINS’ at the 2012 Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy
August 28, 2012 - Sarasota architect Jerry Sparkman chose Ringling College and six students and three graduates to work collaboratively designing a conceptual interpretation of Siesta Key sand called ‘Origins’. The Biennale exhibit interprets how the quartz sands’ origins and characteristics influence and inspire their work.
"The Catch" Wins Best Student Animation in the 2012 Independents’ Film Festival
August 20, 2012 - "The Catch", a senior thesis project by 2012 Computer Animation alumni Josh Carroll & Scott McWhinnie has been awarded Best Student Animation in the 2012 Independents' Film Festival (IFF).
TWO Ringling College Students Awarded Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship
July 30, 2012 - Two Ringling College students have been awarded a Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship - Gabriella Thompson ('14, Graphic & Interactive Communications) and Kyle Lopez ('16, Computer Animation). These two students were chosen out of over 400 applicants, with only 16 other students receiving this honor nationwide.
Ringling College Interior Design Students Win TWO 2012 Donghia Scholarship Awards
July 2, 2012 - Ringling College Interior Design students Ronel Constantin and Rianna Straw have been chosen as two of the recipients of a scholarship award for $30,000 from the Angelo Donghia Foundation.
Ringling College Student Wins 2012 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award
June 28, 2012 - Ringling College announced that Fine Arts student Kyle Petreycik has been named a recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.
"Day in the Life" Series Wins Two 2012 Telly Awards
June 18, 2012 -The "Day in the Life" Season 1 series has been honored with two 2012 Telly Awards. The overall series received a Bronze Telly for Television Program, Segment or Promo in the Education Category. Also, "Day in the Life: Motion Design" received a Bronze Telly for Television Program, Segment or Promo in the Information Category.
Eric Prah Wins Ringling College's 9th Student Academy Award
June 9, 2012 - Ringling College alumni Eric Prah ('12, Computer Animation) was awarded a Student Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his senior thesis animation, "My Little Friend."
Ringling College Wins National ADDY® Awards
June 8, 2012 - Ringling College of Art and Design was awarded one gold and three silver National ADDY® Awards in a mix of both professional and student awards.
Ringling College of Art and Design Student Named to Team USA Quidditch Team!
June 6, 2012 - 21 first string and 21 reserve players have been selected to represent the United States in quidditch at the Olympic Expo Games in Oxford, England this summer. Bryan Bae was selected from Ringling College of Art and Design as the snitch for the team.
Ringling College Computer Animation Alumni Wins Student Academy Award®!
May 16, 2012 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced yesterday that 2012 Computer Animation graduate Eric Prah has won a Student Academy Award® for his senior thesis animation "My Little Friend." Eric's short was one of only three Student Academy Awards® selected worldwide in the animation category. Winners will discover if they won a bronze, silver, or gold award at the official ceremony, which will take place in June in Beverly Hills.
Advertising Design Receives D&AD Award Nominations
May 4, 2012 - A Ringling College of Art and Design Advertising Design project has been nominated in the 2012 D&AD Student Awards competition. The design team, consisting of students Kasper Janssens, Mathijs Bettens, and Adin Kann were nominated for their "Webmiles" campaign video for the Internet Explorer 9 brief.
Academy Announces U.S. Finalists for 2012 Student Academy Awards®
May 2, 2012 - It's official! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released their list of finalists for the 2012 Student Academy Awards® and two Ringling College senior thesis projects made the list.
Forest Whitaker Provides Finale for 2012 Ringling College Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab Season
April 24, 2012 - Forest Whitaker provided the finale for the 2012 Ringling College Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab Season that included Elijah Wood, Edward Burns, James Woods and Whit Stillman. Besides learning directly from film icons, Ringling students also worked on feature film productions including "Spring Breakers" with director Harmony Korine and actress Selena Gomez, and Anna Paquin’s "Free Ride."
Ringling College of Art and Design Captures 23 District ADDY® Awards and Places 3rd in National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC)
April 16, 2012 - Ringling College of Art and Design professional staff and students captured 23 District ADDY® Awards this weekend including three Gold and one Silver in the professional categories for recruitment marketing and orientation materials, as well as 10 Gold and nine Silver Student ADDY® Awards. All Gold awards will automatically advance to the national competition to be held this June.
Ringling College GIC Students Win Re-Pack Design Competition
April 16, 2012 - A team of Ringling College Graphic & Interactive Communications (GIC) students was awarded first place in the 48 Hour Re-Pack Student Packaging Design Competition for their design of an environmentally friendly charcoal package for campers.
Ringling Alumnus Exhibits Work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris
March 9, 2012 - Fine Arts alumnus Christian Sampson was invited to participate in Le Nouveau Festival Du Centre Pompidou, in Paris, France. The festival lasts five weeks and includes exhibitions, screenings, conferences and performances designed to create non-stop artistic encounters. A number of Chris’ Plexiglas pieces were exhibited.
Ringling College Dominates Society of Illustrators 2012 Student Scholarship Competition
March 9, 2012 - Ringling College continued to dominate the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition in 2012. Of over 8,000 pieces entered from universities and colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada, only 253 were selected, including 31 from Ringling College students.
Ringling College Wins 61 Local ADDY® Awards
February 28, 2012 - Ringling College once again dominated the ADDY's® by winning 61 awards from this year's local competition*. Of those 61, 14 were in the professional category and 47 were in the student category, including the Student Best of Show award by Deborah Levison for her "Ukiyo" campaign.
Illustration Alumnus Wins Academy Award
February 27, 2012 - Moonbot studios and its co-founder, Ringling College Illustration alumnus Brandon Oldenburg, captured the Oscar for Best Animated Short with "The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore," beating out Pixar's "Luna!"
Ringling College Poster Selected for Annual Society of Illustrators Show
November 18, 2011 - The Ringling College recruitment poster "Design is Everywhere" was recently selected to be in the Annual Society of Illustrators show in New York City, NY. This poster was co-designed by Ringling College Faculty & Staff members Regan Dunnick and Cody Maple.
Edward Burns Launches Third Season of Ringling College Filmmaking Studio Lab
November 14, 2011 - The Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that acclaimed director, actor and writer Edward Burns will be the first film industry professional to address Ringling film students for the launch of the third season of the Ringling College Film-making Studio Lab.
Ringling College Design Center Named Outstanding Achievement Winner in Latest HOW International Design Awards
November 1, 2011 - The 2011/2012 Ringling College Orientation Poster, a project developed by the Ringling College Design Center, was chosen as one of 220 award-winning designs in the most recent HOW International Design Awards. This highly selective and well-regarded competition sponsored by HOW magazine, now in its 19th year, recognizes outstanding creative work produced by individuals and creative agencies from around the world.
President Larry Thompson Receives Leadership Circle Cultural Champion Award
October 25, 2011 - Ringling College of Art and Design President Larry Thompson was honored yesterday evening with a new Leadership Circle Cultural Champion Award from the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County at the organization's annual awards celebration!
2011 Fine Arts Alumnus Shane Murphy Wins Honorable Mention from International Sculpture Center
October 13, 2011 - Ringling College of Art and Design fine arts alumnus Shane Murphy (2011) has won honorable mention in the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards from the International Sculpture Center (ISC).
Ringling College Alumna Elsa Lang Ranked Top 25 Female Designers and Illustrators by GOOD Design
September 2, 2011 - Ringling College alumna Elsa Lang was recently ranked as one of the top 25 Female Designers and Illustrators by GOOD Design. The magazine ranked her #11 of 25 for her "design prowess in making beautiful stitched goods."
Ringling College Fine Arts Alumnus Kris Chatterson Exhibits at Two Solo Shows in 2011
September 1, 2011 - Ringling College alumnus Kris Chatterson (Fine Arts, 2002) has exhibited his paintings in one solo show already this year with Western Project in Los Angeles (which marks his 2nd solo show with them). Now he gets ready for his second solo exhibition of the year, which opens at Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York on Friday, September 9th.