Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Use traditional and digital media and techniques to communicate messages in your own voice.
As you place pencil to paper, an idea begins to form. Then, using the fundamentals of your art - drawing, painting, color, composition, visual concepts and media - you begin to visually communicate your message in your own personal style and artistic voice. At the heart of every illustration, there is a story to be told, a problem to be solved or a point of view to be expressed. 

At Ringling College of Art and Design, you will learn technical skills in a variety of media while developing the conceptual talents that will help you to visually convey your message. Whether your career lies in print, electronic media, in film or in multimedia environments, your illustrations will serve to stimulate the mind and spark the imagination - all the while communicating their inherent message.













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Illustration Demo Night 2012

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An Illustrator at Ringling College

Illustration Department Head Wins SECAC Award for Teaching Excellence

Oct. 21, 2014 - The Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) today announced that Jeff Schwartz of Ringling College of Art and Design has won the SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching. The SECAC Award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching by a SECAC member who demonstrates an exceptional command of his or her discipline through the ability to teach effectively, impart knowledge, and inspire students.

Jurors noted that Professor Schwartz had an impressive list of accomplishments with the most impressive being strong responses from students. Typical of comments made by his students were one such as this, "I wish all of my teachers were this involved. One of the only instructors I've come across who hasn't tried to force students in one common direction--instead, he helps each student identify their individual strengths and weaknesses--truly outstanding."

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2014-2015 Illustration Student 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!   

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