Record number of Rookie Awards finalists for Ringling College

Work from Rookie of the Year finalist Sehee Kim ’24, Motion Design.

Twenty-six finalist spots for the 14th Annual Rookie Awards have been awarded to students from Ringling College of Art and Design, beating last year’s total (25) by one. Ringling once again is one of the top schools for the most entrants, including having more finalists than any other school in Motion Graphics. Finalists for this […]

Visual Studies student receives scholarship from Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences

Visual Studies senior Jay Murphy received a second scholarship from the local arts organization Embracing Our Differences. Murphy, one of several local students to receive scholarships, also interned with the organization in 2023.  The students are part of an EOD scholarship initiative that grants annual $1,000 renewable scholarships to students at regional high school Coexistence […]

Ringling alum hosts Chicago talk show featuring musicians, soul food

Two Black men on a white podcast set

Chicago YouTube talk show SoulKaraoke had its origins as a Black History Month celebration at Ringling College of Art and Design, starting in 2021. Back then, host Calvin Callins Jr. ’23, Film, was a sophomore who just wanted to give his fellow students a chance to celebrate Black music and try soul food. “I had […]

Ringling College forms first-ever XR Women student chapter

Five women stand together at the AWE Conference in California.

Ringling College of Art and Design has formally established the first-ever student chapter of XR Women, a global community promoting women’s participation in XR (Extended Reality) technologies. The historic partnership was announced June 19 during the 4th Annual XR Women Awards at the Augmented World Expo (AWE) in Longbeach, California. Ana Carolina Pereira, a member […]

Manatee County Water Conservation Award winner to attend Ringling 

Manatee County Utilities van featuring art by Chloe Roeterdink

If you’ve spotted a Manatee County water conservation van recently, then you’ve seen the artwork of Parrish Community High School’s Chloe Roeterdink, who won a county contest challenging local students to convey a message of water conservation in art or slogan form.  The recent graduate, who will attend Ringling College of Art and Design in […]

Summer workshops for Booker High students teach sound lessons

Booker student working in a post-production suite at the Studio Labs.

For the third summer in a row, faculty from Ringling College of Art and Design are leading sound design workshops for students from nearby Booker High School’s Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) program. The students learn the basics of Foley design, diegetic sound, scoring, and soundtrack construction, taught by award-winning sound designer Nick Palladino and […]

Events, resources, and art in celebration of Juneteenth

Artwork in the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center.

Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day,” “Liberation Day,” or “Emancipation Day” and observed on June 19 every year, is the commemoration of the final, full emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. On June 19, 1865, the Union Army landed in Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved […]

Ringling Motion Designers win big at The Young Ones, Telly Awards, and National ADDYs

Film still from Young Ones winning animation Food Chain, by Motion Design students for Sesame Street.

Motion Design graduates from Ringling College of Art and Design were celebrated recently at two prestigious advertising competitions. Winners of the 2024 Young Ones Student Awards and the Telly Awards were announced on May 13 and May 21, respectively. And Enrique Santa Maria ’26, Motion Design, won a National Gold ADDY last month. Four Ringling […]

First-annual Ringling Faculty and Staff Awards honor employees’ passion, dedication

Faculty and Staff Appreciation awardees.

This May, the first-annual Faculty and Staff Awards at Ringling College of Art and Design recognized the outstanding contributions made to the College’s work and culture. The inaugural event presented six awards honoring teaching, dedication, leadership in diversity and inclusion, behind-the-scenes advancements, career service, and innovative contributions. Seven faculty and staff members received awards. The […]

Entertainment Design student has been racking up the awards

Award-winning lighting design by Entertainment Design student Capri Easterday.

Less than halfway through 2024, Capri Easterday ’25, Entertainment Design, has already had an illustrious year. The junior at Ringling College of Art and Design was awarded first place and honorable mention, respectively, in two prestigious national design competitions. She was also chosen as Ringling College’s 2024-25 Trustee Scholar for Student Life. Most notably, Easterday […]