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 […]

Staff designers take home awards at University design competition

Three men and two women stand alongside a veterans memorial sculpture, lined with US military flags

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!

Two people activating a sculpture installation.

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

A composite of 15 student headshots all dressed in silver and white.

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 […]

Ringling College welcomes new Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion

Headshot of Dr. Elcin Haskollar, Ph.D.

In August, Ringling College of Art and Design readily received Dr. Elcin Haskollar, Ph.D. as the new Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Haskollar is an award-winning higher education leader, whose past experiences include providing strategic direction to student affairs offices, programs, and services on the foundations of cross-cultural understanding, and strategizing and […]

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

A still image of a motion graphic featuring a blue hued desert with a line drawn hand reaching down to arrange some of the elements.

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 […]