PRESS: Ringling College Receives Record Donation

Ringling College Receives Record-Breaking $15 Million DonationBoard of Trustees member Dr. Joel Morganroth & Dr. Gail Morrison Morganroth donatelargest single gift in the College’s 86-year history  SARASOTA, FL (January 29, 2018) – This morning, Ringling College of Art and Design announced it has received its largest single gift and the first eight-figure gift since the institution was […]

Thompson: A Good Reason for Ringling Students to Give Up Winter Break​

GUEST COLUMN BY DR. LARRY R. THOMPSONJANUARY 11, 2018REPOSTED FROM SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE With the arrival of the new year and start of the spring semester at Ringling College of Art and Design this week, I feel compelled to share how constantly amazed and inspired I am by the drive, passion and creativity of our current students […]

Ringling Gives Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving! And in the spirit of gratitude, we held our second annual Ringling Gives Thanks Day this past Friday. This year, more than 620 students, 38 faculty and staff members, and 60 parents stopped by the event to write thank you notes, sketch out drawings and illustrations, create videos, and post photos to our […]

7 Questions with Brandon Oldenburg

Written and illustrated by Kristen Camisa (Illustration ’18) Award-winning illustrator, designer, sculptor and film director Brandon Oldenburg (Illustration ’95), was on campus for Ringling College’s 2017 Preview Day last Saturday! He gave a fascinating presentation to current and prospective students about his creative journey and entering the uncharted territory of Virtual Reality, a field that […]

PRESS: Ringling College Announces VR Major

Ringling College Becomes First Art + Design School to Offer Virtual Reality Development BFA The College will welcome its first class to the new undergraduate VR degree program in fall 2018 OCT 18, SARASOTA, FL – In fall 2018, Ringling College of Art and Design will be the first art college—and one of the first […]

Computer Animation Grads Win GOLD Student Academy Award!

Update: October 12, 2017 CONGRATULATIONS: Ringling graduates took home the Gold tonight! Ringling graduates Beth David and Esteban Bravo won the Gold in Animation at the 44th Student Academy Awards! The two have already received international acclaim for their award-winning and poignant four-minute animation, In A Heartbeat. The piece was created as a senior thesis […]

Dr. Thompson in Sarasota Herald-Tribune!

Thompson: The courage to create Guest Column by Larry R. Thompson Reposted from Sarasota Herald-Tribune It is often a shock for people to learn how critical creativity and innovation have become to the success of today’s and tomorrow’s organizations over the last decade. But what does this really mean? At its most basic, to come […]

Dr. Thompson Guest Column: Bradenton Herald

Irma is history! Six-college alliance strikes back in Manatee-Sarasota GUEST COLUMN BY DR. LARRY R. THOMPSON REPOSTED FROM BRADENTON HERALD While we experienced a bit of a hiccup (named Irma) to the start of the fall semester, I think I can safely say that all of us at the Cross College Alliance institutions are thrilled […]

7 Questions with Joe Fig

On a hectic pre-Irma Wednesday, I was lucky enough to sit down with Joe Fig, our new Fine Arts and Visual Studies Department Head, and learn more about his life, work, and pizza preferences. Joe earned his BFA and MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is known for […]

Paws & Relax with Pups!

The Ringling College Peterson Counseling Center partnered with the Humane Society of Sarasota County to bring certified pet therapy dogs to campus for the College’s “Paws & Relax” event. Held Tuesday, September 26, the event invites students to take a quick breather from their rigorous studies and enjoy the company and cuddles of these adorable […]