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 […]

CDI launches new podcast, Rising Together

Nate Jacobs on the set with the Rising Together co-hosts.

Rising Together, a new podcast on the art and design of inclusion launches today, produced at Ringling College of Art and Design. The podcast spotlights the transformative power of art and design in shaping inclusive spaces, communities, and mindsets. In each episode, co-hosts Elҫin Haskollar, Ph.D. and Curtis Anderson invite special guests, from community leaders […]

Highlights from 2023

Students discussing work in the Graphic Design hallway.

Wow! What a year! As we wrap up an eventful 2023, here are a few highlights that stand out. Campaign launches Ringling College announced the public launch of the Catalyst for Creativity Campaign which aims to raise $175 million to support students and faculty, our growing facilities, and expanding our community programs. Ringling College builds […]

Fine Arts alum and current Junior named finalists for NYAA AXA Art Prize

Close up detail of an oil painting of two abstracted people smoking in a garage.

Two Ringling College of Art and Design Fine Arts students were named finalists for the 2023 AXA Art Prize U.S., held by the New York Academy of Art. First awarded in 2017 and now considered one of the premier student art competitions in the country, the AXA Art Prize is open to paintings, drawings, and […]

Student artwork selected for company’s holiday card

Stella Kim and Michael Wilson pose with the award-winning card art work.

Sarasota law firm Williams Parker announced Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration student Stella Kim ’27 as the winner of their 2023 Holiday Card Design Contest. The partnership with Ringling College is in its sixth year of collaboration in seeking creative designs from students for their annual holiday card. As part of the recognition, […]

President Thompson recognized in Florida Trend’s Florida 500

Headshot of Ringling College President Larry Thompson in a dark jacket and red tie, sitting and smiling with his legs casually crossed.

Ringling College of Art and Design’s President, Dr. Larry R. Thompson, has been named in Florida Trend’s Florida 500 for the third time during his tenure. Thompson was also recognized in 2018 and again in 2019. The Florida 500 edition recognizes Florida’s most exceptional and influential business leaders from across the state. Dr. Thompson is […]

Ringling loves PINC: Student team designs event branding for arts and innovation festival

Four students from the Graphic Design and Motion Design majors collaborate on event branding project for a client.

Four Ringling College of Art and Design students created the branding design for the 2023 PINC Experience, a one-day creativity and innovation event that invites speakers from disparate backgrounds and careers. Yael Bloom ’23, Motion Design; Jessica Buck ’23, Motion Design; Alex Levielle ’23, Graphic Design; and Nickela Winfield ’23, Graphic Design, were invited to […]

Motion Design students take 1st place in
24-hr international animation contest

Still from the 24 HOURS contest winning animation by Ringling College Motion Design students.

Ringling College of Art and Design’s Motion Design students won first place in the 21st annual 24 Hour Animation Contest. The winning team, “FinalFinal.mp4,” was made up of Anastassia Kovach ’24, Hei Kuok ’24, Hannah Nguyen ’24, Sehee Kim ’24, and Alex Cho ’24, all Motion Design majors.  The contest challenges teams of five students […]

Ringling College celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month in October

Students share coming out stories at Pride event.

Throughout the month of October, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion organized a series of LGBTQ+ events and programs. Together with a group of student organizers, the Center dedicated October as Ringling College of Art and Design’s Pride Month—as a time when students are on campus and as a celebration of the national LGBTQ+ Pride […]

Award-winning Photography alum making a name for himself in the industry

Headshot of a young Black man, Jesse Clark, wearing a headscarf.

Recent Ringling College of Art and Design grad Jesse Clark ’23, Photography and Imaging, is already experiencing tremendous success as he steps into the professional world. It should come as no surprise, as Clark was the 2023 Trustee Scholar for Photography and Imaging and the 2023 Best of Ringling President’s Award recipient. His work has […]