Graphic Design Students Named Students To Watch by Graphic Design USA

For the past few years, Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) has identified and recognized budding, skilled designers who are ready to burst onto the creative scene. This year, three of the 83 students chosen from art and design schools across the country hail from Ringling College of Art and Design: Douglas Alberts (Motion Design), Aiham Karahawa […]

Computer Animation Grad Wins Student Oscar!

Congratulations to Aviv Mano and the Ringling Computer Animation Department for another win! Last night, Aviv was among 16 strategically selected student winners who took part in the 46th Student Academy Awards and received recognition for their short films. The creation of his film, Game Changer, not only brought Aviv a Silver Medal, but also gave […]

Motion Design Students Create TSA Travel Tips Video

The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) partnered with the Motion Design Department at Ringling College of Art and Design to create an animated video to assist travelers at the TSA checkpoint. The Motion Design Department features a fall semester senior thesis course specifically designed to replicate the challenges and deadlines of a professional studio and […]

Ringling Students Win Telly Award for Buddy Cruise News

For three years, ART Network students have joined Buddy Cruise (, a week-long conference for families who have a child with Down Syndrome, onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. During the week, our students mentor 100+ children and young adults with Down Syndrome in all aspects of production, resulting in a fully-produced “Buddy Cruise News” show, which premieres […]

10th Annual Rookie of the Year Award Winner – Jeremy Schaefer

For the second year in a row, a Ringling College of Art and Design student has taken home the prestigious recognition of “Rookie of the Year.”  This year, Computer Animation student Jeremy Schaefer came out on top in his category of 3D animation with his senior thesis project, animated short film, The Box Assassin. Watch Trailer If […]

Tiny Love Stories: Creative Writing Student Featured in NY Times

At a time when our media seems relentlessly inundated with negative reports, it’s nice to read about love – even in its most simplistic and purest form.  In September 2018, The New York Times launched their “Tiny Love Stories” series, submissions from normal people, all over, about their personal love stories – happy or sad […]

ASD – Online: A Creative Solution

During a time of unprecedented uncertainty, lockdowns and social distancing, events, conferences, gatherings, and celebrations have been canceled across the country. Along with a series of other on-campus events held throughout the year, Ringling College of Art and Design hosts an annual celebration in April to acknowledge, inform, and celebrate their newly-accepted students, aptly named […]

Ringling College Raises $53k During Giving Challenge 2020

Now, more than ever, scholarship support is critical for students at Ringling College of Art and Design. With this in mind, we recently participated in the 2020 Giving Challenge to raise funds in support of the Save Our Students Scholarship. More than 900 nonprofit organizations participated in this 24-hour online giving event that was hosted […]

Ringling’s 2020-21 Trustee Scholars & Nominees

Every year, the Ringling College of Art and Design Board of Trustees proudly awards its highest honor—the Trustee Scholarship—to the students who best exemplify dedication, originality, brilliance, ambition, and talent in their field of study, as well as service to the College and to the community. In addition to this extraordinary recognition, Trustee Scholars also […]

Turning Dreams Into Reality: Q&A with Jamie DeRuyter

Jamie DeRuyter is a 3D artist, animator, and faculty member at Ringling College of Art & Design  Entertainment design is a fast-evolving field that continues to grow at a rapid pace. From theme parks and interactive storytelling to immersive art installations, themed retail and hospitality, it’s a multi-billion dollar a year industry that demands multifaceted […]