Motion Design

Design in motion for any screen.

Bring your creativity to life through animation, design, sound, stop-motion, and so much more through one of the best Motion Design programs in the world.

Eric Wang ’20

Make your move in this BFA program.​

The world around us is in constant motion—make yours move! Push the boundaries of visual communications and technology with a Motion Design degree. Wear every hat; from graphic designer to storyboard artist; animator to editor; sound artist to art director. Collaborate on teams across creative disciplines. Imagine having a motion graphics degree plus a broadcast graphics degree all rolled into one, plus so much more!


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FutureProof provides Ringling College students with a professional motion design conference experience. This unique, week-long event offers a variety of presentations, workshops, and activities all designed to prepare students for a smooth transition from the classroom experience into their future careers. The 2022 Conference features speakers from Scholar, Nickelodeon, BUCK, FutureDeluxe, Hornet, Telemundo, Hue&Cry.

Learn more about FutureProof here.


On the third floor of Ringling’s Larry R. Thompson Academic Center, you’ll find the Motion Design department, as well as Studio 314. It’s here that engineer and producer Kelly Warner collaborates with students to create original sound design, production music, narration/voice-over recording, script revision and delivery techniques, and post production. Studio 314 features a modern control room featuring a state-of-the-art ADAM Audio 5.1 monitor speaker array and a highly tactile Ableton Live / Pro Tools workstation. It also offers a separate sound-isolated recording room for vocal and instrumental performance and recording. This studio also features “Studio B,” a stand-alone Ableton Live-based production and recording workstation (located in the sound-isolation room) where students can work solo or in teams to create original sound design for motion design or related voice/instrumental recording, mixing, and mastering. Listen to samples produced here. 

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Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Pat Mizak

Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian


Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian


Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian


Instructional Design Librarian


Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)


Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)


Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)


Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)


Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Assistant Circulation Manager)


Christina Song

Circulation Assistant

Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek
Circulation Assistant James Harrison


Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.


The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access, except from 8:30am – 4:30pm from Monday – Friday.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

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2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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