Students and faculty put skills to use for a great cause at forensic workshop

Joe Mullins is a forensic imaging specialist who offers workshops around the country, teaching the process of facial approximation and reconstruction. He works for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and frequently collaborates with art schools.

Ringling College of Art and Design students, faculty, and an alum spent the College’s spring break learning the art of reconstruction as they brought skulls from active and cold cases back to life with clay. Guided by forensic artist Joe Mullins, the class recreated the faces of real victims, through a process called facial approximation. […]

Computer Animation alum wins Oscar

Pigeon from War is Over!

Brad Booker ’95, Computer Animation, won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko, at the 96th Academy Awards. The project was a collaboration with Booker’s production partner Dave Mullin and their animation studio ElectroLeague, along with Yoko Ono and John Lenon’s son […]

Ringling College hosts opening of Through Women’s Eyes film festival

Still from the Brazilian film Pool.

Ringling College of Art and Design will host the opening night reception of Through Women’s Eyes, an international film festival addressing gender and racial inequity in the media by screening films that feature voices from all over the world. The festival champions women’s stories, LGBTQIA2S+ stories, international stories, and stories from underrepresented cultures. In its […]

Ringling students, alum win big at the 2024 Suncoast ADDY Awards

Film students at the ADDY Awards.

Students and alumni from Ringling College of Art and Design enjoyed a home field venue for the 2024 ADDY Awards ceremony, which took place on the campus sound stages Feb. 24 and once again netted dozens of awards for Ringling-led projects. The ADDYs are presented annually by the Suncoast Chapter of the American Advertising Federation […]

FutureProof ’24 Motion Design Conference to feature Winbush, Disney, and more

Black, white, and reen graphic logo for FuturePoof 2024

Jonathan Winbush, owner and founder of Winbush Immersive, CNN Design Creative Director Kathy Jaroneski, and the Disney Live Entertainment visual media team will be among the featured leaders at FutureProof 2024, taking place on campus from March 11 through 15. The annual Motion Design conference at Ringling College of Art and Design, now in its […]

Animation Alum attends Nickelodeon Artists Program

Multiple stages in the development of an animation by Meibol Moran ’23, Computer Animation

Meibol Moran ’23, Computer Animation, was one of only six new participants selected for Nickelodeon’s Artist Program, an annual, six-month development program at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, California. Participants are assigned to one of three tracks—Storyboard, Visual Development, or CG Generalist—and work directly on productions alongside creative mentors and lead artists.  The Nickelodeon […]

Illustration alum gives artist talk for Sarasota arts community

Police car with lights on in traffic.

Illustration alum Jamiel Law ’19 will give an artist talk at the Arts Advocates Gallery in Sarasota on Feb. 23 from 4-6 pm. Law’s talk, “Don’t Breath,” takes its title from an illustration Law created. The work and talk consider the psychological notion of police presence in the African American community in the United States. […]

Ringling College 2024 Alumni Honor Wall Revealed


Twelve alumni were honored in a ceremony on campus in the Keating Center on Jan. 26. The hybrid ceremony celebrated the reveal of the Alumni Honor Wall, a wall of large portraits featuring exceptional Ringling alumni. Each year since 2018, a selection committee chooses 12 alumni to celebrate for their post-graduation achievements—awards and accolades, as […]

Computer Animation alum nominated for College Television Award

Still from animation Strings Attached.

Ria Shinde ’23, Computer Animation, has been nominated for a College Television Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (aka the Television Academy). The nomination, in the category of “Animated Series,” recognizes Strings Attached, a piece that Shinde wrote, produced, and directed while she was still a student at Ringling College of Art […]