Computer Animation BFA Degree

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Computer Animation 
Create the illusion of life in this world-renowned BFA program.

In the Ringling College Computer Animation program, students do it all. In our world-renowned animation program, you will learn to create characters and tell their stories, as well as design, paint, model, texture, animate, light, composite, and edit original films. As a Computer Animation student, you will combine essential technical skills with conceptually original ideas that affect an audience emotionally, visually, and intellectually. 

This mix of talents is why we have been called the number one computer animation program in North America and why animation studios from all over the world look to us for the best and the brightest. Our graduates go on to win in film festivals and Student Academy Awards and become tomorrow’s top animated filmmakers.


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News from Computer Animation

#1 Animation School in the US

Our Computer Animation major was named the #1 Animation program in the US by Animation Career Review.
We were also ranked #1 in these categories as well:

#1 Nationally (Top 1%)
#1 Nationally among Private Schools and Colleges (Top 2%)
#1 in the South
#1 in Florida
#1 Nationally among schools offering an Animation BFA

See the full list of 2020 Rankings by Animation Career Review.


Computer Animation Grads Win Student Oscar

Congrats to Kate Namowicz and Skyler Porras for winning a 2020 Student Academy Award for their animated film Mime Your Manners! 


Hear from Kate Namowicz and Skyler Porras after winning their award.


Computer Animation 2020/2021 Visiting Artists

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Hamilton Lewis


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Liron Topaz


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BJ Crawford




Awards & Rankings of the Computer Animation Program


Animation Program in the US

by Animation Career Review




3D Animation School in the World

by The Rookies

Animation Program

by College Magazine



Best Animation School

by Animation Magazine

16 Student Academy Awards

2020 Winner: Mime Your Manners

31 Electronic Theater Winners



Computer Animation Student Work










See more student work on our official Vimeo page


Opportunities for Computer Animation Students


The Collaboratory
We are proud to say that every Ringling student, regardless of major, is guaranteed the opportunity to gain professional work experience. Our Collaboratory Commitment pairs teams of Ringling students with local businesses to give students a taste of real-world projects, expectations, and deadlines. Facilitated by Collaboratory staff, students will meet with clients looking for creative, unconventional solutions to their branding and design challenges and execute the entire creative process of concepting, presenting, and building campaigns that meet their demands.

Work with our Career Services Center to prepare and guide you to finding an internship focused on your area of interest – we are here to help!  With networks around the region and the country, we help you gain exposure to professional best practices and practical application of your technical skills. We are constantly connecting with industry professionals to find new, exciting opportunities to put your skills to work and get a taste of real-world work demands.  See career opportunities on our career support page.

Critiques with Industry Giants
To further inform the work of our fourth year students, we bring in renowned, successful visiting artists to participate in milestone critiques. Coming from the top studios, brands, and businesses in the industry, our artists offer a relevant, real-world perspective to bring student thinking out of the classroom into the professional arena. This process provides our students with invaluable feedback from the best of the best in the field, which they can immediately apply to their current works in process. 



Check out our minors, learn more about our faculty or download the curriculum.



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