Motion Design

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.

Motion Design Highlight Reel

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!

Awards

3D Motion Graphics

School IN THE US

Student Wins

Rookie of the Year

Alums Win

Emmy Award

Student Work

  • Showreel
  • Recent Projects
  • Classic Projects
  • Making Of

2021

2020

2019

2018

The Pale Blue Dot

Brother

Nick Jr. Idents

Oppenheimer Title Sequence

Art Education PSA

Listen Senior Film

Liars Need Good Memory (Explicit)

HuB Building Projection Mapping

I’m Fine

The Hole In The Wall

The Little Things

Liars

2021

2020

2019

2018

The Pale Blue Dot

Brother

Nick Jr. Idents

Oppenheimer Title Sequence

Art Education PSA

Listen Senior Film

Liars Need Good Memory (Explicit)

HuB Building Projection Mapping

Hard Rock
Tommy Bahama
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
Medieval Times Dinner Tournament
T-REX Cafe
Pirates Dinner Adventure
Capone's Dinner & Show
The Cirque Magique
Mythos Restaurant, Islands of Adventure
Three Broomsticks
Margaritaville (multiple locations)

What's New

The Rookie Awards 2021: Student Finalists Turn Winners!

This year’s Rookie Awards boasted plenty of Ringling College students becoming finalists in the categories of both 2D and 3D Animation, Motion Graphics, Immersive Media, and Console and PC! Congratulations to everyone who submitted their hard work; you can view the finalists’ entries on The...

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Grads In The Industry

Audrey Aquino ’15 
Freelance | Motion Graphics Artist

Jason Beale ’15
Apple | Motion Graphic Designer

Sarah Johnson ’15 
Freelance | Designer/Animator

Marisabel Fernandez ’14
Tendril | Designer & Animator

Nicole Gutzmann ’14
Digital Domain | Jr. Motion Graphic Designer

James Heredia ’14
Weiden + Kennedy | Motion Designer

Yahira Hernandez ’14
Showtime Networks | Jr. Broadcast Designer

Marysol Stepanof ’14
Jib Jab | Graphic Production Artist

Andrew Schoneweis ’13
Freelance Designer/Animator

Mauroof Ahmed ’13
LinkedIn User Experience Designer

Motion Design Extras

  • FutureProof
  • STUDIO 314

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. 2019 keynote speakers included Erica Gorochow, PepRally, NYC; Kelli Miller, And/Or, NYC; Zander Brimijoin, Red Paper Heart, NYC; David Lehman, HUSH, NYC; Sean McClintock and Timo Prousalis, Hue & Cry, Richmond, VA; Chris Kelly and Colin Trenter, Oddfellows, San Francisco, CA. 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.

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. 2019 keynote speakers included Erica Gorochow, PepRally, NYC; Kelli Miller, And/Or, NYC; Zander Brimijoin, Red Paper Heart, NYC; David Lehman, HUSH, NYC; Sean McClintock and Timo Prousalis, Hue & Cry, Richmond, VA; Chris Kelly and Colin Trenter, Oddfellows, San Francisco, CA. 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.

Opportunities for students

  • ART Network
  • Studio Lab
  • Industry Guest Speakers
  • INDEX
  • Internships
Join our official campus television network and learn to interview, shoot, produce, and broadcast meaningful content taking place on our campus and in our community. Support the arts community, spreading the word about both local talent and international artists and designers while gaining hands-on experience in TV production.

The Ringling College Studio Lab program is an opportunity to work top-tier industry professionals. This program connects aspiring film and production students to the best known filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, directors, and actors from around the world. Collaborate with, listen to, and engage with well known leaders in the industry, such as Tim Blake Nelson, Justin Long, Marisa Tomei, and Jeffrey Wright, who are coming to Ringling College to share their insights and meet emerging talent right here in Sarasota.

The Motion Design industry changes rapidly, so it's integral that students know what is happening with trends and practices in the field. That's why we bring industry leaders and professionals into the classroom to share their knowledge and experience. Guests have included animator Ryan Woodward, Stash’s Stephen Price, David Lewandowski, and the industry professional organization, PromaxBDA. Studios also visit to share their work and to talk to students about their creative process as well as future employment opportunities. Visiting studios include: Loyal Kaspar; We Are Royal; SpaceJunk; Psyop; Jib Jab; Eyeball NYC.

 

INDEX is Ringling College's promise to provide every student the opportunity to have hands-on industry experience before graduation by offering real-world projects with real-world clients. This pillar of the Ringling College experience, alongside Academic and Student Life programs, is an experiential education initiative that allows students to learn how to turn passion into profession.

INDEX represents one of Ringling College's core purposes of focusing on our students' futures in the creative industries and empowering them to thrive as creative leaders. By connecting students with leading brands and clients to develop creative solutions for business challenges, INDEX mirrors the most successful studios and organizations by bringing together multiple creative disciplines to blend artistry with emerging techniques, and to seamlessly integrate design, storytelling, and technology to produce work that is driven by strategy and supported by style.

INDEX opportunities are abundant and available through experiential learning in the classroom, the Design Center, Studio Labs, ART Network, the Makerspace, as client competitions and immersive experiences, volunteerism, internships, and elective courses.

 
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. 
 

Join our official campus television network and learn to interview, shoot, produce, and broadcast meaningful content taking place on our campus and in our community. Support the arts community, spreading the word about both local talent and international artists and designers while gaining hands-on experience in TV production.

The Ringling College Studio Lab program is an opportunity to work top-tier industry professionals. This program connects aspiring film and production students to the best known filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, directors, and actors from around the world. Collaborate with, listen to, and engage with well known leaders in the industry, such as Tim Blake Nelson, Justin Long, Marisa Tomei, and Jeffrey Wright, who are coming to Ringling College to share their insights and meet emerging talent right here in Sarasota.

The Motion Design industry changes rapidly, so it's integral that students know what is happening with trends and practices in the field. That's why we bring industry leaders and professionals into the classroom to share their knowledge and experience. Guests have included animator Ryan Woodward, Stash’s Stephen Price, David Lewandowski, and the industry professional organization, PromaxBDA. Studios also visit to share their work and to talk to students about their creative process as well as future employment opportunities. Visiting studios include: Loyal Kaspar; We Are Royal; SpaceJunk; Psyop; Jib Jab; Eyeball NYC.

INDEX is Ringling College's promise to provide every student the opportunity to have hands-on industry experience before graduation by offering real-world projects with real-world clients. This pillar of the Ringling College experience, alongside Academic and Student Life programs, is an experiential education initiative that allows students to learn how to turn passion into profession.

INDEX represents one of Ringling College's core purposes of focusing on our students' futures in the creative industries and empowering them to thrive as creative leaders. By connecting students with leading brands and clients to develop creative solutions for business challenges, INDEX mirrors the most successful studios and organizations by bringing together multiple creative disciplines to blend artistry with emerging techniques, and to seamlessly integrate design, storytelling, and technology to produce work that is driven by strategy and supported by style.

INDEX opportunities are abundant and available through experiential learning in the classroom, the Design Center, Studio Labs, ART Network, the Makerspace, as client competitions and immersive experiences, volunteerism, internships, and elective courses.

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. 
 

Grads in the Industry

Alexis Copeland

Motion Design '14

Jacob Ferguson

Motion Design '14

Viraj Ajmeri

Motion Design '15

Employment Opportunities

Motion Design graduates will find opportunities across many different industries.
Here are a few examples of jobs that are available for our grads:

2D Animator
3D Animator
Art Director – Broadcast
Art Educator
Audio Visual Specialist
Broadcast Graphic Designer
Commercial Producer
Compositor
Communications Strategist
Creative Director
Design Director, Broadcast
E-Learning Media Developer
Experience Designer Experience Strategist
Film Titles Animator
Film Titles Designer
Film Sequence Specialist
Graphic Coordinator
Graphic Designer
Graphics Editor
Image Design Director
Interface Designer
Interaction Designer
Interactive Art Director
Interactive Media Designer
Interactive Artist
Mobile Web Designer
Mobile Graphics Animator
Motion Artist
Motion Graphics Designer
Multimedia Designer
On-Air Art Director
Online Media Designer
On-Air Motion Designer
Phone Screen Designer
Production Editor
Production Specialist
Special Effects Designer
Title Sequence Designer
Touch Screen UX Designer
User Experience Lead
User Interface Designer
UX Motion Designer
Video Compressionist
Videographer
Web Graphics Designer
Web Developer
Web Design / Mobile Apps

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Instructional Design Librarian

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Instructional Design Librarian

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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
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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
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DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
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DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
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Videogames* N/A
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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
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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.

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