Computer Animation

Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Master Communication Through Movement and Bring Your Ideas to Life.

The Computer Animation program at Ringling College of Art and Design is ranked #1 in North America by 3D World magazine for the second year in a row! 3D World is an international magazine for 3D artists. 

In Ringling College of Art and Design's deep and specialized four-year Computer Animation degree program, you will develop skills in modeling, lighting, motion and sound - while learning how to tell a story. At the same time, you will gain command of the technical skills required in today's highly competitive animation industry. 

Firms from all over the world look to Ringling College for the best and brightest computer animation artists because our students possess the proper balance of technical skills and aesthetic development.They have the ability to create as well as produce. 

The application deadline for admission to the Computer Animation major is January 15 for the following fall semester. 

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Student Film "Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou" Wins Best Computer Animated Short for SIGGRAPH 2015

June 15, 2015 - The 2014 Ringling College computer animation senior thesis film Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou has been awarded "Best Computer Animated Short" for SIGGRAPH 2015.  This film, created by 2014 graduates Michael Bidinger and Michelle Kwon, was chosen out of films submitted from all over the world, from both student and professional projects. 

In Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou, the chaotically misfortunate Jenkins and the monotonously lucky Lou run into each other one morning. Together they find a thrilling and fulfilling change of pace as they hurtle down the hills of San Francisco in an ice cream cart. 

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Computer Animation Program Continues to Top National Rankings

April 27, 2015 - Animation Career Review recently released its 2015 rankings of college computer animation programs and Ringling College's Computer Animation program placed at the top of the rankings for every applicable category:  #1 in the South#2 in the nation, and #2 among private schools and colleges.

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