Staff designers take home awards at University design competition

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Two of Ringling College of Art and Design’s staff designers took second place for their design projects at the Association of University Interior Designers Design Competition 2023. Facilities Commercial Designer and Project Manager and Ringling alum Monique Chicvak ’17, Interior Design, and Assistant Director of Capital Construction Becky Owens won for their design of the […]

Five Ringling grads shortlisted for Global Design Graduate Show—voting open now!

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Arts Thread has opened voting on the fourth edition of their annual exhibition, Global Design Graduate Show 2023, which they organize in collaboration with Gucci. This year, five alumni from Ringling College of Art and Design were shortlisted for the competition: Jessica Buck ’23, Motion Design; Matchima Chutijirawong ’23, Fine Arts; Jesse Clark ’23, Photography […]

15 seniors illuminated as 2023-24 Trustee Scholars, College’s highest honor

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Fifteen of Ringling College of Art and Design’s most outstanding students will be recognized later this year for their exceptional creative talent, community involvement, and leadership. The College’s annual Trustee Scholar Awards celebration will take place on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023. The event will begin with a reception, followed by a formal ceremony during which […]

Motion Design students eclipse Rookie of the Year awards year after year

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2023 marked the third out of four consecutive years that a Ringling College of Art and Design Motion Design student has won the prestigious and global title of Rookie of the Year. The Rookie of the Year badge is awarded to the very best entry for each of the contest categories. This is the highest […]

Ringling Film program ranks in Hollywood Reporter’s Top 20

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Ringling College of Art and Design’s Film program was ranked 20th in the nation by The Hollywood Reporter, for their 13th annual list of 2023 Top 25 Film Schools, Ranked. Competing largely against institutions with graduate programs, the College ranked in the Top 5 among undergraduate-only programs from the list.  The publication’s ranking criteria celebrates […]

2023 Rookie Awards announced, Ringling students win top awards

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Now in its 13th year, the Rookies Awards are an annual competition hosted by the Rookies community, founded in 2010. They offer an online platform for non-professional digital artists to share their work and help launch their professional careers in the fields of film, games, animation, immersive media, archviz, motion graphics, product design, and other […]

Illustration alum inducted to Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame

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Saturday, September 9, 2023, Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration alumnus Wendell Minor ’66 will be inducted into the prestigious Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame.  Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators (SOI) has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their “distinguished achievement in the art of illustration.” According to their […]

Photography and Imaging alumni in the news

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Ringling College of Art and Design’s Photography and Imaging alumni have been making some noise in the news lately.  Omarr Otero ’99 will join the Florida State Teachers Artist Residency Special Program at The Hermitage, a nationally renowned non-profit artist retreat, on July 4. This year marks the retreat’s 13th year of hosting Florida educators. […]