Ringling Students Win Telly Award for Buddy Cruise News

For three years, ART Network students have joined Buddy Cruise (www.buddycruise.org), 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 […]

In Conversation with Cayla Miraglia

Meet Cayla, Ringling College’s first-ever Social Media Specialist. Cayla Miraglia earned her BA in Communications (2019) from the University of West Florida with specializations in Public Relations and Social Media Marketing. During her time at UWF, she worked as a social media intern for the University and was the Public Relations director for the 2018 […]


This is one of those moments. This. Right now. You’re in it. In a few decades, you’ll recount stories to coworkers and little ones about where you were when coronavirus came calling and how quarantine changed the face of communication for, possibly, ever. Beyond the illness itself, the truly lasting impact may be what happens […]

Illustration Students Win Record Number of Awards

Every year, Ringling College Illustration students participate in the annual Student Scholarship Competition, held by the prestigious Society of Illustrators, and every year, Ringling students win awards – but this year, students knock it out of the park winning a record total of 37 awards, more than any other art school in the U.S! This […]