Ringling College of Art and Design’s Film program is being lauded as one of the best in the US by TheWrap.
In their seventh annual list of film school rankings, Ringling took the No. 20 spot this year, up from No. 21 in 2021. The list of the Top 50 Best Film Schools 2022 was released this week.
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About 40 students join Ringling’s highly competitive Film program each year to study one of two tracks (narrative storytelling or branded entertainment). Students learn to write, produce, direct, and edit films beginning their freshman year using the College’s state-of-the art facilities and equipment. The campus has more than 30,000 square feet of soundstage and postproduction space (across five soundstages and 15 editing suites).
Industry professionals from across the country travel to Sarasota to use the cutting-edge Studio Labs soundstage, equipment, and post production facilities to produce their films, giving students the opportunity to connect with many of the world’s best known filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, directors, and actors.
“These connections often lead to job offers and professional credits for our students before they even graduate,” said Brad Battersby, head of the Ringling College Film Department.
Ringling College Film alumni have gone on to work for leading film companies across the world, including Netflix, Disney, Comedy Central, MTV, NBC, and ABC.
In August, the program was also ranked No. 21 on The Hollywood Reporter’s 2021 Top 25 American Film Schools. The College’s Computer Animation, Illustration, Motion Design, and Game Arts programs, among others, are also nationally recognized. Learn more.